arid ground nurtures
her seeds of lavender sown
presence of grace
Ancient Greeks often referred to Lavender as Nard.
Lavender was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple to prepare the holy essence.
Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. v. 3
People on a Lenten Journey