Allotment Week, Zucchini Flowers and A Poem

15 Aug

Today is the last day of National Allotment Week and every day this week we have eaten from the allotment – broad beans, runner beans, golden beans, purple dwarf beans, courgettes, patty pan squash, tomatoes and a chilli.

I keep hoping that there will be more than one Courgette flower so that I can play with stuffing them! Although, as Shirley Conran once said, “Life’s too short to stuff a mushroom,” so maybe it’s too short to stuff a courgette flower!  They are pretty though.

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost


3 responses to “Allotment Week, Zucchini Flowers and A Poem

  1. commonprose

    August 20, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Gorgeous photo of the courgette. It must be sitting on your counter, but looks like it’s being held up to the night sky.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 20, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      That’s a lovely image. Thank you. 🙂

  2. Our Growing Paynes

    August 16, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Love that, life’s too short to stuff mushrooms. 🙂


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