I've adored this photo for more than a year, since that's when I actually snapped it. It's just been sitting, all stored away in my computer. How sad because it should be shared with you. The bright sunlight makes me happy and I feel it's warmth just as those lovely basil leaves did. Basil is often delicate to grow, or maybe it's my anti-green thumb. So I keep it inside often and just adore staring at it sitting in my kitchen window.
I love the simple look of herbs in terra cotta pots, but I don't think it was the best choice. Again, exposing my newbie-ness to the whole garden thing. From what I've been told terra cotta pots tend to suck all the moisture out of the soil unless you line them, which I didn't.
Plus, I was sad when I wanted to make pesto and never had enough for a large batch. So this year I think I'm going to buy larger, more appropriate pots so I can be swimming in basil. I'm sure you'll be hearing me complain later this year about my plethora of basil. I think that's a problem I won't mind having.
What photos on your computer make you happy right now?
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