Lavender is best known and loved for its fragrance. The herb has been used since ancient times in perfumery. As an aromatic plant, lavender lifts the spirits and chases melancholy. Taking just a few whiffs of this sweet-smelling herb is said to dispel dizziness . Traditionally, women in labor clutched sprigs of lavender to bring added courage and strength to the task of childbearing. A decoction of the flower may be used as a feminine douche for leucorrhoea. The dried blossoms, sewn into sachets, may be used to repel moths and to scent clothing, or may be lit like incense to scent a room. Because of its fumigant properties, the herb was hung in the home to repel flies and mosquitoes, and strewn about to sanitize the floors. Lavender essential oil was a component of smelling salts in Victorian times.
Speaking of food, I had last night an elegant meal on my lanai, featuring Bugles from Japan, ikura (salmon eggs), Castello blue cheese, endives + green salad, vegetable soup, and crispy taco shells, with the last serving of my Parker 98-rated wine from Spain, Johnny Walker Platinum and Stanford Goldschmidt Chardonnay:
I might add that two more fissures popped up to the sea side of Leilani Estates, now up to #17 (just heard there is now an #18th), appearing to circle the Puna Geothermal Ventures power plant. Following from the Star Advertiser:
Worth a read. That's Kim to the right.
Should have said this at the top of this posting, but, HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY. Our 15 Craigside Sunday night table will honor our mothers tonight.