Monday, August 11, 2008

Ode to My Lavender

I created this sweet lavender fairy tussie mussie to watch over my harvested lavender while I was away I'm hoping she will do a good job although she does have a bit of an impish grin on her face...I wonder what she is thinking?

"ladies fair, I bring to you lavender with spikes of blue;
sweeter plant was never found
growing on our English ground."
Caryl Battersby

"And lavender, whose spikes of azure bloom shall be,
ere-while, in arid bundles bound
to lurk admist the labours of her loom,
and crown her kerchiefs witl mickle rare perfume."
William Shenstone The School Mistress 1742

"There’s flowers for you;Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram;
The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun,And with him rises weeping;
thes are flower Of middle summer,
and I thek they are given To men of middle age."
William Shakespeare The Winter’s Tale


Sally L. Smith said...

How Pretty! Just cruising the web tonight before bed and thought I'd stop in and say "Hi". I'll read up on what you're up to before I turn in. Come visit.

Nita Jo said...

That is a beautiful tussie mussie, and I loved the quotes!

Nita Jo

Laura said...

"The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows. " William Cullen Bryant

Beautiful tussie - I hope she behaved!

Dianne Adams said...

Beautiful piece!