|Shutters ready to install|
Got home from our trip to find that the front flower bed is now practically a jungle, thanks to all the rain this summer.
The bleeding heart vine gave my neighbor fits by continually falling over. He finally got it propped up using shovels and pitchforks!! Now, I would've just whacked that thing back into submission, but he wouldn't do that. It pretty much smothers the variegated shell ginger that is behind it and is gorgeous. Danged ginger hasn't bloomed worth a hoot in all the years its been there. I think maybe twice in at least 10 years.
See that sago palm? I detest that thing but it's nearly as tall as the roof now. It grew a bunch over the summer too.
The only flowers left in that bed are a couple of pentas, but they are hanging in there.
While we were away, we enjoyed fresh produce from the farmers' market. Our favorite was the tomatoes. Just before leaving Vermont to come home, I invited our "neighbors" for dinner and made Paula Deen's tomato pie. And fresh corn on the cob directly from the farm just up the hill. Oh, to die for!!!
|Paula Deen's Tomato Pie|
Shortly before leaving to come home, we took a little day trip up to the town of Newport, Vermont, where we had some wonderful muffins at The Bake Shop. Then we took a stroll around town a bit and down to the harbor.
It was such a gorgeous day.
Y'all take care.