As I write this, I'm sitting on my patio staring at my herbs. The basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, cilantro and oregano (back from a one-year hiatus!) are polite and restrained, for now. In a pot of its own, the sage, so large it's practically a tree at this point, threatens to take over, well, everything. Soon the others will start to catch up, and I'm going to need to use a lot of them, pronto.