The herb garden is drifting off to sleep now. Here's how it looked this morning when I went out to cut a few springs of sage and thyme to dry for turkey day. Earlier, from the kitchen window I watched a flock of wild finches peck the remaining seeds from stems. I never cut anything down after summer, but leave it all to the birds. We really do enjoy watching them and the other animals that wander by searching for a small tidbit or crumb. I think Rosemary is my favorite herb. It's an evergreen and therefore always available. Mine has grown into a big woody shrub. The leaves are heavily aromatic and I use them in cooking, but it can also be used to make interesting sachet pillows. This one is stuffed with several handfuls of dried rosemary leaves (which deter moths and other insects), and will be going into my sweater drawer.