We had a nice quiet weekend staying off the interstates and away from the 600,000+ visitors.
There were blue skies, lunch at the water on Saturday, and some good craft beer and home-made ice cream on Sunday. We still have more tomatoes than I know what to do with, and the Hyacinth Bean Vines* are beautiful.
Monday involved a little sewing and organizing for Ireland, baking banana peach bread, enjoying some ribs and turkey, and watching a couple of episodes of Harry Bosch.
We hoped for a few showers from the storm coming up the coast, and we got a few drops. The driveway is wet, but the area under the car is still dry. Individuals with water wells are concerned and there are outside water restrictions, so we’re grateful for whatever moisture we can get and continue to hope for more.
As we plan for the Ireland trip, is there anything you always take with you because it makes your traveling easier? Do you take a DSLR camera, compact digital, or just your cell? Do tell, I’ll take all suggestions. 🙂
*”A vigorous ornamental annual vine, purple hyacinth bean plant (Dolichos lablab or Lablab purpurea), displays beautiful pinkish-purple blossoms and interesting reddish-purple pods that grow to be about the same size as lima bean pods. The hyacinth bean plant adds loads of color and interest to any garden right through fall. Thomas Jefferson’s favorite nurseryman Bernard McMahon sold hyacinth bean vine plants to Jefferson in 1804. Because of this, the hyacinth bean is also known as Jefferson bean. These fabulous heirloom plants are now featured at Monticello.”
I received my seeds from my blogging friend Debra at Frugal Little Bungalow. I harvest the seed pods each year and think of her as I sow them the next gardening season. If anyone would like some seeds for next year, drop me a note, and I’ll send you some. 🙂