My Cleomes or spider flower which has reseeded itself in massive quantities.
"Monarda (bee balm,horsemint, oswego tea, orbergamot) is a genus consisting ofroughly 16 species of erect,herbaceous, annual or perennialplants in the family Lamiaceae. The genus is endemic to North America. Ranging in height from 1 to 3 feet (0.2 to 0.9 m), the plants have an equal spread, with slender and long-tapering (lanceolate)leaves. The leaves are opposite on the stem, smooth to sparsely hairy, with lightly serrated margins, and rangeing from 3 to 6 inches (7 to 14 cm) in length. In all species, the leaves, when crushed, exude a spicy, highly fragrant oil. Of the species examined in one study, M. didyma(Oswego Tea) was found to contain the highest concentration of this oil.
"The lesson, the great, overarching truth that I keep repeating even as I learn it again and again myself, is that the sacred is in the ordinary. That it is to be found right here, right now, in our own daily lives. In our most inconsequential yet most holy connections with our children, our loved ones, our neighbors, our colleagues, our friends. In the the kitchen, the bedroom, the office, our very own backyards." Katrina Kenison
Lucky, "Enough! I feel she may type for hours and Im not sure its interesting. It is time to stop and pay me some much needed attention. Plus your wine glass empty"