Slice of Life Story Challenge March 3 - Summer Thyme in Summertime
When we moved to our current home, sixteen months ago, we planted a strip of flowering thyme down the centre of our driveway entrance. We were seeking a strip of colour to break up the long expanse of concrete (our driveway entrance is 30 metres long) and we also wanted to create a softer look to this area of our home.
We purchased 50 punnets of flowering thyme from a local nursery and began the planting process. The thyme took some 'time' to establish itself. Eventually it began to spread and bloom.
The summer just concluded, has seen the thyme we planted flourish. The hot summer days have been clearly appreciated by this aromatic and colourful herb. It also provides an additional source of herbs for cooking.
Throughout the summer when the sun is beating down, a profusion of bees and butterflies gather along the driveway, dining out on the blooming thyme. Occasionally, we have seen squadrons of dragonflies zoom about- a most impressive formation. The thyme has arrived!
I have enjoyed the scene of summer thyme in summertime. Most certainly a thymely event.