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Happy Birthday, Beans!

bean sprouts
bean sprouts

Bean Birthday Party

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?


Today’s Harvest

green and yellow beans
green and yellow beans

Beans

I love to photograph my vegetables, even just to document them.

And I had set the basket on the top step then turned around and saw it was a sweet photo with the green and yellow beans, basil, lemon verbena, a yellow gerbera daisy and just a splash of pink phlox in the background.

basket of beans with flowers

Today’s Harvest


What the Beans Are Doing Now

bean blossoms

Bean Blossoms

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 is always violet, while the yellow bean blossom is always white.

We don’t always think of our vegetable garden as being full of flowers, but how else do our vegetables bear fruit? All through the season you can find them, some as bold as a pumpkin flower, yellow-orange and bigger than your hand, and some as small and delicate as the bean blossom.

Click here to read the other bean entries. And soon well have beans.


Watch My Back

sprouting bean seeds

Watch My Back

One more in the series of backyard bean sprouts, these two beans seem to be exchanging a promise: You watch my back and I’ll watch yours.

photo of sprouting beans

Modern Art Beans

This one photo of all of the beans looks even more interesting with most of the color desaturated—forget that it’s beans, does it look like a sculpture? Taking away the color also takes away a good bit of the context and scale.