Reason #127: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Hiking or cycling on Brač in April and May you feel like you’re in flower heaven. Colors and smells are fantastic. Sage and rosemary are practically everywhere you look. And with parsley in your garden, you know what that means… you can’t help but hum Scarborough Fair as you go ;)
Sage in the wild
Growing out of a rock
Sage planted to decorate public spaces
Rosemary. This was taken back in February when it was in bloom.
Parsley in our garden
Now all we’re missing is some thyme. Obviously we can’t show up at the Scarborough Fair until we have all four. The guidebook tells us it’s definitely here somewhere, so off I go:
Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel
Reason #126: now you can use a guidebook to find all the amazing plants in the wild
Dalmatia is bursting with amazing flora, tons of plants, flowers and herbs. Islands, such as Brač, are especially rich and relatively untouched ecosystems.
Now there’s a fantastic pocket guidebook available to us nouveau-locals and visitors. “Vodič za šetnju prirodom – 103 samonikle biljke otoka Brača” (Hiker’s guidebook – 103 wild plants of Brač)
Kudos to the authors Tija Mlinac and Marisa Škaljac. Here they are promoting the book at the public library in Selca:
Photos courtesy of knjižnica Hrvatski sastanak 1888, Selca
You can buy the guidebook at public libraries on Brač, or online: Purchase info @ super affordable 50kn