Broad Beans, Arenaria Montana and “Summertime”

29 Apr

1   Our Autumn sown Broad beans are in flower and the bees have been buzzing around.

Broadbeans in flower

Broadbeans in flower

2   I love these little white flowers of Arenaria Montana which will go on all Summer right through to the first frost.

Arenaria Montana

Arenaria Montana

3   Singing tonight was brilliant. We are doing ‘Summertime’ from Porgy and Bess and tonight it suddenly came together and sounded good.


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11 responses to “Broad Beans, Arenaria Montana and “Summertime”

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 30, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    bradbean blossoms are so pretty…Singing can surely life the spirits…

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 1, 2013 at 5:42 am

      They are aren’t they, with that touch of pink and cream. 🙂

  2. Sonel

    April 30, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Such beauties! Lovely photos hon. 🙂 *hugs*

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 1, 2013 at 5:50 am

      Thank you very much. 🙂

      • Sonel

        May 1, 2013 at 8:29 am

        You are very welcome hon. 🙂 *hugs*

  3. Hudson Howl

    April 30, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Not sure way, broad beans are a rarity here. I should give them a try, if only for the flowers. Am probably going to sow peas one of these evenings. I normally have them planted by this time, even if I have to move snow of the garden to do so.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 1, 2013 at 6:37 am

      We are at least a month behind with everything else. The onions went in yesterday and I want to sow flowers – but we have awoken today, 1st May, to quite a heavy frost so I’m going to have to wait a bit longer. We haven’t been successful with peas but there’s nothing quite like fresh peas eaten straight out of the pod right there in the garden! 🙂

  4. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    April 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I love that song – fortunately noone is ever around to hear me sing it (I couldnt carry a tune in a bucket).

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      What a delightful expression! I’ve never heard it before. I’m a big believer in the African saying, ‘If you can walk, you can dance, if you can talk, you can sing!’ My teacher gets us all singing – wish you could join us! 🙂

  5. Shelagh in Vermont

    April 29, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Ohhhhh, my broad beans are up about one eigth of an inch. 🙁

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      They were planted in October so they’ve been a long time a-growing! 🙂


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