Tasting August

August 27, 2014

“I snapped them off where they hung in slender twosomes, bit into one, and tasted nothing but August, distilled into pure, crisp beaniness.”
—  Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Painting green beans

Painting green beans

Watercolor sketch of green beans

Watercolor sketch of green beans

“The shape of a bean is a lovely thing to see.  When very young, it curves like a small scimitar, later it lengthens to a lance size.  And the color is beautiful, the golden wax has a glimmering tone and the green is a rich blue-green like an agate.”
— Gladys Tabor, Stillmeadow Daybook

Eat your vegetables!

One Response to “Tasting August”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    Oh, dear. I forgot. I have green beans to be snapped in the refrigerator. I wish I could like green beans. I keep trying, but so far, it’s all obligation and no joy. They’re pretty good with onions and a slab of bacon, but that sort of misses the point of veggie healthfulness.


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