It has been warm so I water the garden a little bit each day and the basil loves it!
Did You Know: The word basil comes from the Greek ???????? (basileus), meaning “king”, as it has come to be associated with the Feast of the Cross commemorating the finding of the True Cross by St Helena mother of the emperor St. Constantine. Alternatively the herbalist John Gerard noted of basil that those stung by scorpions would feel no pain if they ate of basil. and Nicholas Culpeper notes of basil that it is “a herb of Mars and under the Scorpion, and therefore called Basilicon”, relating it to basilisk. The Oxford English Dictionary quotes speculations that basil may have been used in “some royal unguent, bath, or medicine”. Basil is still considered the “king of herbs” by many cookery authors.
We played eighteen with James and then was met with a nice surprise… Linda joined us for the happy hour activities. One of the “Bag Men” asked if Paul walked the course. He is about 23 and mentioned he tried to walk nine and gave up! James and Paul walk eighteen three times a week for a total of 16.5 miles!
We headed for home to watch TV and do the treadmill!