It is usually the first. The starting signal for the hervests to come. The thyme flower announces the beginning of the harvest season that will not stop until mid-August (with the aquatic mint, fennel and sea fennel).
Last year i got distracted. It surprised everyone with a premature spring in the middle of March, when spanish lavander, thyme and rosemary suddenly blossomed. But not this time. I had been eyeing it for a while, and I saw it coming. In Can Torras, its flowers covered the land and its intense aroma was noticed by just walking through its fields and bushes.
Barbara accompanied me those days. It was the opening of the season. Something to celebrate and do in good company. The production of essential oil was abundant and of great quality. The hydrolate, has an unusual power. You see, there is nothing like collecting at the right time, when the plant gives the best of itself.