Did you know that there are over 400 species of thyme recorded? Thymon means 'courage' in Greek, and was thought to impart strength and fortitude. I'm quoting from the Thyme Garden Catalog: "Ladies in Medieval Europe gave scarves embroidered with springs of thyme to knights as tokens of bravery." How utterly romantic that sounds.
"At one time gardeners thought a thyme garden provided a home for fairies so they planted one just for them." My plan exactly. I didn't see any fairies here, only a small mouse that zipped by.
Between the three of us with cameras, we took over 500 photos. It wasn't hard, as every turn held a spectacular sight.
It was so hard to narrow it down to just a few pixels. (See these full-size by clicking on the photos or go here.)
All in all, an incredible 80 acres, not all planted with herbs, but includes natural elements such as streams, waterfalls, forest trails, and a small pond which supports their current 'stream project' that provides habitat for the salmon that return to spawn in the fall. It all just makes me smile.