It was time to harvest some of my herbs and it also happens to be Mandala Monday. Here’s what I came up with. I used a newspaper with an announcement of one of my favorite farm stands winning a local “best-of” for the background. It’s a really loose design, with some long shoots from my thyme around the outside of the circle. I added in some shoots from a variety of mint plants in the center and then put some cilantro on top with the flowers from the cilantro (going to seed for coriander) in the middle. I love it and the best part is how my hands smell after picking and playing with the herbs. Or maybe the real best part is the delicious things my wife will be able to make with them.
Here’s the before (the mandala) and the after (with them drying on my porch):