I stayed recently with my lovely cousin, Margie and her husband Mel. Margie is a master gardener and I was in heaven taking photographs of her spring blossoms.
I’m a sucker for an iris back lit by the rising sun, but there were other purple flowers competing for my attention too.
Many of which I could never name. But I bet Margie could!
I could have stayed all day taking photographs of her flower gardens, but Margie had something else in mind. We were headed to an herb sale. That’s right, I happened to be staying at Margie’s the very day of the Webster Groves Herb Society’s 40th Annual Herb Sale. How lucky could I get!
It was quite a shindig. In fact, it was so popular that people stood in line for hours just to get in the door.
That’s because they only let a few people in at a time. It’s a good thing that “Herbivores” are such fun people to hang out with!
That’s my cousin Margie, and her son, Eric. Can you see why I love these people? How I got so lucky as to have such wonderful people in my family like this I’ll never know, but I’m definitely thankful.
Once inside, we found the herbs organized alphabetically. That meant the lovely Angelica greeted us as we walked in the door; a nice coincidence because it was one of the herbs on Margie’s list. Yes, Margie makes a list of the herbs she wants from the sale. That way she doesn’t get side-tracked.
It’s easy to get sidetracked in a place this packed with people and herbs.
This is Margie’s basket full of her cherished herbs. Her shopping list was complete. We were exhausted and famished from the ordeal so we headed to a local cafe for breakfast. Herb shopping with Margie has it’s rewards!