Cosse Violette, Blue With Orange and Hair Jewels

10 Aug

1   We were able to harvest three kinds of beans today – Runner, French and Purple Climbing French Beans Cosse Violette, very beautiful but sadly they lose their rich purple colour when steamed. I just love being able to pick food from the garden and being able to eat it barely ten minutes later!

Climbing French Beans

Climbing French Beans

Beans for supper

Beans for supper

2   Cornish mist was mizzling when we went out to pick the beans and the light somehow intensified the complementary colours of the blue Agapanthus and the orange Crocosmia.

Complementary colours

Complementary colours

3    L and Grand-baby B are visiting for a couple of days and joined me in the bean harvest. Grand-baby B found the mist on her face very amusing and the little droplets looked like tiny jewels in her hair.

Grandbaby hair in the mist

Grand-baby hair in the mist


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4 responses to “Cosse Violette, Blue With Orange and Hair Jewels

  1. theamateurcamera

    August 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

    It must be wonderful to go into your garden, pick food you have planted and watch grow, then be eating it soon after… one day, when I have my own little place in Cornwall/Devon, I will have my own little patch to plant and grow! Just back from a week in Dartmoor (with a day in Cornwall too!) and have the West Country blues badly! 🙁

  2. vanecktharien

    August 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Where did you get the sends for the purple beans/ I would love to try this in our vegetable garden next year?
    And love the agapanthus. This is indigenous to South Africa and just grows every where. Misses it so much in my Belgian garden.

  3. dhphotosite

    August 10, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I can’t wait until we move to the new house so I can have a green again. These look so yummy!

  4. Jim in IA

    August 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I can see why you picked those three for the day. Your beans look good. I have never seen purple ones. Yesterday, I picked a small number of our pole beans and fixed them for the two of us. It was about 5 beans each. Very tasty.


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