Aug. 10, 2017

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It's so much fun taking pictures in the morning!  The air is still.  The dew glistens.  The birds sing too, even if I can't hear them with my ears.  And if I'm far enough afield, no one can hear me.  Yesterday's dewy fleabane made the wild basil from the same place irresistable.  The one shown here was the neighboring clone.  I don't know if it is a small flowered variation, or caused by disease.

Wild basil is an aromatic plant in the mostly aromatic mint family.  So it almost necessarily has traditionally uses as flavoring and medicine.  And it's just nice to wander through the wilds, pick a leaf, and enjoy the aroma.