Monday, December 3, 2012

Countdown, Day 3: Rosemary

It is said that the Virgin Mary spread her blue cloak
over a white-blossomed bush when she was resting
and the flowers turned blue.
The shrub became known as the
'Rose of Mary.'
Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly called 'rosemary' 
 has evergreen needle-like leaves
 and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers. The fragrant leaves
 are often used to flavor stuffings and meat dishes for the holidays.
~~image, wikipedia



Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful blue flower viewing .....
Hugs Hanne Bente

The Silver Bunny said...

Thanks for enlightening us on the origin of the word ; just the mention of rosemary makes my mouth water !

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Love bringing in the plant or it's sprigs at Christmas time!


I am making a chicken dish with rosemary in it tonight. I will think of this spice in a new way, as I cook.


Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hmmmm loving the scent and use it in my bathtub all the time (it perks you up after you'd have a tough day). But I don't like it in my food...don't know why just don't like the taste of it.
And thank you for sharing the story. Never new that.
Great shot you've found my friend.
Very shooting colors.
Looking forward for your new posts. December hugs from me to you both.

Beth said...

I didn't know that about rosemary--loved the story, although I've never seen mine bloom. I love the scent and the taste. I use it a lot.
I am enjoying your countdown to Christmas. That angel that you bought is beautiful and so serene.
Then your tabletop ideas---wow! Quite elegant yet simple. Beautiful.

Glad to hear about your husband's recovery. I didn't realize he had had surgery--I've been having trouble keeping up with everybody. It's much easier in the summer for me.

yaya said...

I love when I learn something new! Thanks for the info!

Linda said...

I'm catching up on your 'countdown to Christmas' as I've been trying to do some quiet, non-blogging things. I'm enjoying each beautiful post.