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Yellow Beans
basket of yellow beans

Four pounds of yellow beans today—the very first thing from my garden after a late start, extended cool weather, excessive heat, heavy rains, and a 70-foot maple tree falling on a portion of it. Yellow beans are like green beans, but better, sweeter, more tender, less of that stringy starchy nature beans get when they’ve […]

Happy Birthday, Beans!
bean sprouts

We mean that literally! The beans were having a birthday party! They were born today! Don’t they look happy dancing there in the dirt?

What the Beans Are Doing Now

Taking a break from photos of Pittsburgh for the moment, here’s an exciting update on the beans in my garden. I was enthralled by the way they so joyfully sprouted, all in one day, about a month ago. Now they are blossoming with those lovely delicate crepe-paper blossoms; this is the green bean blossom, which […]

All-Day Vegetable Soup
All-day Vegetable Soup

I first ran this on Labor Day 2010, and it’s time again for it this year. At the height of the growing season, visiting the farmer’s market with all its shapes and colors and people and languages and sounds and smells, and gathering herbs and vegetables in the quiet of my own garden, then the […]

All-Day Vegetable Soup

I first ran this on Labor Day 2010, and it’s coming around to the time for it this year. At the height of the growing season, visiting the farmer’s market with all its shapes and colors and people and languages and sounds and smells, and gathering herbs and vegetables in the quiet of my own […]

An Unexpected Visitor
deer in wildflowers

Some people may be laughing very hard right now that I was surprised to find a deer in my back yard, considering they seem to be everywhere as we’ve taken over their habitat and they find our landscaping more than edible. But in the 25 years I’ve been here I’ve never even seen a deer […]

Tree Armor
Honey locust tree

So what do you do if a dinosaur wants to eat you, but you’re a tree named honey locust and you can’t run away? You grow big mean-looking, and no doubt painful if eaten, thorns and call yourself a thorny locust. This tree also has wild grapevines growing on it, but the thorns are growing […]

The Changing of the Year
Red Runner Bean Flowers

The scarlet runner beans grew so fervently over the summer, and here in August reached their peak of dense leaves filled with blossoms. I called it the Tower of Love because every insect and bird and chipmunks and probably a lot of other critters visited the flowers or the leaves or the basin I had […]

All-Day Vegetable Soup
photo of vegetable soup

I first ran this on Labor Day 2010, but it’s coming around to the time for it. At the height of the growing season, visiting the farmer’s market with all its shapes and colors and people and languages and sounds and smells, and gathering herbs and vegetables in the quiet of my own garden, then […]

Red in a Sea of Green

Two blossoms of the scarlet runner beans against their large heart-shaped bean leaves. . . . . . . . For a print of any photo, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms. For photos of lots of black cats and other cats—and even some birds as I first published this post there—visit The Creative Cat.