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Stringy Runners

Tuesday, 14th October 2003, page 1 of 2
Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary

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runner beansI wouldn't want to try these runner beans as I guess that by now they've gone stringy but it's worth leaving them on the plant to harvest for sowing next year's crop.

I decided to take my own advice today: when you're feeling troubled, draw beans!

I hadn't realised that it was such a perfect day for drawing: sunny, warm and with a light breeze to keep it feeling fresh.

commaAs I wrote that last line in my notebook a comma (right) flew past and settled briefly on the leeks. Later in the day, on a sheltered south-facing bank of the canal, a small copper settled in the grasses. next page

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