Monday, December 31, 2012

Consistency, Remembrance, Activity

Bay leaves, rosemary and thyme from the garden 
                 
  In various lexicons of herbs  bay leaves are associated with consistency, rosemary with remembrance and thyme with activity, thriftiness and energy.  Yesterday I snapped this picture above my head before leaving to give these sprigs from my garden.  Such a little thing to give but most gifts are just a symbol...  

Today, seeing the picture for the first time I was initially disappointed that only a few of the bouquets were captured and I hadn't meant to photograph the salt or candle. Within moments I was grateful for the photo's haphazard documentation; I can't imagine cropping out salt and light and prayers are never fully represented in what I can vocalize.  Still, I try, and so I wish you a Happy New Year: that is to say for a start,  health, safety, joy, purpose and hope to you in the days ahead.















6 comments:

Mark said...

Perfect. Add to it all the fact that the table they are laying on came to us from my Grandmother, and the "consistency, remembrance, activity" theme is thoroughgoing.

Alliee + said...

Lovely!

wayside wanderer said...

This is such a beautiful picture! Happy New Year to you and yours!

M.K. said...

What a lovely post! "but most gifts are just a symbol" -- yes! I've never thought of that truth. Thank you. And I'm glad you mistakenly left in the salt and light. The best part of photos are often unconscious mistakes. Blessings in your new year!

Martha said...

Beautiful photo of herbs tied into bundles! ♥ What a nice gift. And HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, too.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Beautiful gifts. Happy New Year to you too, Jeannette.

Fondly,
Glenda