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October 11, 2011

Promise

... Of a new Day,


And day lilies to come...


... Of tulip time


and broad beans, like them or not.


Of apples - summer crisp


with their perfect pairing

Pears.


Of  scented quince and stained glass jelly to brighten Winter days.
All this promise - and more - revealed over the last fortnight.

18 comments:

John Gray said...

very sweetly written

the cuby poet said...

Such a lot to look forward to and by the way I love broad beans too.

Jeneane said...

Thank you Sweet John Grey, and may your beard flourish always :-)

The cuby poet - they are good are't they, eaten all sorts of ways including made into hummus.
I only have a few plants this year - bereavement has knocked a year's productive gardening out of me - but the three plants I have are growing on a full-podded seed line. So all being well, next year a bumper harvest!

Dyk Jewell said...

Lovely photos Jeneane. That new camera is working a treat. I must admit to being jelous of your broad beans. Mine are growing well but nowhere near as advanced.

Ka kite

Jeneane said...

Tena koe Dyk,
Nice to have your Comment.

Yours are small, mine are few. Maybe we could meet in the middle, though not of Cook Strait!

I still haven't managed a proper look at the books on Heligan that you sent down with Andy, but they are a treat to look forward to.

And that camera? Been trying to photograph dancers on stage, without a clue what I'm doing with it. Look out for results in an upcoming post...

the cuby poet said...

I have read your previous comment and notice that you mention Heligan I live about 4 miles from this garden so will take some photos of the fabulous vegetable garden sometime and sen them on to you.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Thanks for visiting. Glorious photos I am totally jealous. NZ sounds glorious too. Mind you, the UK is not so bad for all its faults.

Jeneane said...

The cuby poet,
Isn't it a small world - except I still haven't been to Heligan! Dyk, who left the previous Comment, visited Cornwall in July, and wrote about the Lost Gardens et al from a tourist's point of view (see Dyk's 25 July post on his blog Wellyjewell. I'd love to see your view of the vege patch and anything else you especially enjoy there.

Grumpy Old Ken,
Great to see you visiting the Secret Garden. Faults! That word bears different weight around here. At least UK faults don't rearrange the land under your houses. I'm certainly seeing plenty of loveliness via the Blogosphere :-)

Rima said...

Hello and thank you for your kind words on my blog post... happy it resonated for you :)
I also have half my family in NZ and a few in Fiji :)
You take lovely photos...
Best wishes from this corner of Devon to that corner of NZ
Rima

Lizzie said...

Lovely crisp aromatic photos. Wish I had a garden.Broad beans are my favourite vegetable.Dad grew tons of them. Lots of love and looking forward to seeing you soon.

Jeneane said...

Tena koe to you too Rima, 'cos with family in NZ, that lovely name of yours might just be the Maori one that it looks like. Yes that was a pretty poignant post. Your Green Man on double bagpipes is superb. There's a photo of Elwin's hurdy-gurdy in my 15 June post (Moving Forward) and the previous post (In Passing) 12 June, highlights massed bagpipes!

Lizzie! Your first Comment,thank you for visiting, and with reminiscence of the father-in-law I never knew. We would have got on wouldn't we? Elwin always said that :-) I wonder if I can smuggle baby broad beans through customs when I come to visit...
Not long now!

Being Me said...

For some reason, I've come over all of a sudden wanting to eat trees. This post makes them seem delectable to me! Or perhaps it's just Spring. How I love it.

Jeneane said...

You can't wait for the fruit eh :-) But I know what you mean. The fecundity at this time of year really does make me want to gobble/immerse/absorb it all any which way I can. The quince buds are my favourite - poised like tiny meringues on silver platters... Hope you are enjoying your spring too.

The Barefoot Crofter said...

I love watching Spring happen over there, from this very Autumnal northern night.
Broad bean hummus is one of my favourite foods. xxx

Max said...

Who could hate broad beans? Well, me throughout my childhood... My mother murdered them! But happily, I now know how to cook them Italian style:
Gently fry a lot of chopped onions(at least 2 good-sized ones, don't be stingy on this)in a little oil and butter. Then add the broad beans fresh or even straight from the freezer and let them take up all the flavour from the pan (2 minutes or so). Add s&p, a splash of boiling water and clamp a lid on tight and forget them for about 3 mins. Done!

Jeneane said...

The Barefooter Crofter: Lovely to have you visit the Secret Garden. This real-time sharing of the onset of spring and autumn is fascinating me. Both are such importatant times of a temperate year, whether we are preparing for a new season or shutting down in preparation for winter. But today my NZ weather matches that in Wales! Wet and cold.

Max: Hello lovely Max. This is becoming a Broad Bean Appreciation Post! I have never thought of cooking them this way. Yum.
But, you maddening thing... this is a cosmopolitan forum. What do you call them in Italian?

LittleLadyMondegreen said...

Oh Mamma!! Please can we have Italian style beans? Maybe when all of this rain stops?

Rain, rain, go away
I would like some
Beans today

Jeneane said...

Oh my darling daughter; even with not one but two gardening grandfathers you are a child of the freezer pack. The beans won't be ready till we are in the depths of English winter! Bad timing eh. When we get back we could invite everyone to a Bean Feast and Max could cook...
PS Your Grandfather who was my father would be 84 today.