Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rebecca's Green Beans

Rebecca's Green Beans
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Daily Practice and Journal
Rebecca's Green Beans

Yesterday was certainly a day focused on farms, gardens, produce, plants! We took the Arboretum staff to the Raleigh Farmer's Market to check the offerings while we scouted the vendors for future farm tours, new ideas, new 'green industries' for our students. We picked up several replacement plants for those shrubs that weren't looking their best, and some plants to use as 'starts' for our propagation classes. Though the day was rather warm, we found MANY plants we want to add to our grounds, some new melons that we'll grow next year for the plant sale, and some ideas for trips -- a very productive time. To top this off, the blueberry plants at the Arboretum yielded a huge BOWL of wonderfully sweet blueberries!

At the B&B last night, I took photos of Rebecca's chickens -- funny things! And Rebecca picked a huge bowl of green beans. Hot, tired, and a tad distracted (LOL), I sketched a handful of her beans for my daily practice.

Today I take a group of artists to another of our college's attractions - the Howell Woods Environmental Education Center ( for a paint-out. It promises to be even warmer than yesterday - but a day in the woodland will be fun--especially after all these long, long days.

Hope you have a great day!

Lin Frye
North Carolina

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