First Beans, First Sweet Peas and Books

17 Jun

We have had our first Broad Beans tonight and they were truly scrumptious!

First crop in Mum's trug

First crop in Mum’s trug

2   The Sweet Peas are getting up the arch and the first ones have flowered today. I am hoping for the arch to be covered before my beloved brother and SIL leave in early July. They will arrive on Friday and I am very excited!

First Sweet peas going up the arch

First Sweet peas going up the arch

3   Julia Donaldson is the author of many books for children including the wonderful Gruffalo . These are her words and I so echo them.  I wonder which books have lived on most in you, dear Readers.

I opened a book - Julia Donaldson

I opened a book – Julia Donaldson

The crazy characters of Under Milk Wood, the beautiful and zany Pippi Longstocking and The Scarlet Pimpernel are among some of the many that are inside me for ever.


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7 responses to “First Beans, First Sweet Peas and Books

  1. Sharon - creativityandfamily

    June 19, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Lovely, all of it. You are way ahead of us with your sweet peas! The poem is great. x

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    June 19, 2015 at 9:51 am

    loved the book poem… will have to share too!

  3. calvin

    June 18, 2015 at 2:10 am

    O’ beans! Your beans and sweet peas give you bragging rights . My peas just popped out of the ground not less than a week ago. On the bright side, if there is one, I can shout out, “first weeds by the bushels”.

    Book(s), Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell. Words, not in book format; once I listened just feet away from Michael Ondaatje reading his poetry.

  4. hadorable

    June 17, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    fresh and yummy!

  5. Minuscule Moments

    June 17, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I love the idea that the book stays inside of you and I only met Pippi when I read her story to my daughter but she effected us both. Have a great day, your garden looks great.

  6. Susan L.

    June 17, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I’m envious of your beautiful veggies. My garden isn’t doing too well yet.
    Thanks for sharing the poem. I’ve copied it and will pass it along to a librarian friend.
    I enjoy your blog very much!

  7. Grannymar

    June 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Peas (sweet) and beans are a feast for the taste and senses! Now to hide in a book!


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