2013—Day 351—What A Pity, Basil

The extended sub-freezing temperatures last week killed off my basil plant although it had already gone to seed and I suspect would not have survived much longer.

After I posted this, my friend Melinda asked what the “what a pity, Basil” reference was. So, here is a link to The New Christie Minstrels singing the song that has the reference to pitying Basil. When I decide to plant nasturtiums, I’ll photograph them and call that post “stomping thought the nasties.” When I worked at Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Tetons in the mid 1960’s, we used to sing this song (and lots of others) to alleviate the boredom of working in a hotel laundry.

Day 351-2