After being gone for a week, we came home to some great plant life. (A co-worker of Eli's watered the plants while we were gone so they all lived!) We got a good crop of green beans, lots of tomatoes are on their way and 2 peppers!
They are the "worlds hottest" so I'm not sure what we are going to do with them but I'm sure Eli has a few ideas!
We also came home to our lovely (enter sarcasm here) tree in the back yard. It has once again dropped it's seasonal blanket of flowers. Along with the flowers comes a swarm of bees. They hover over the back porch until the sun is too hot for them. Then the flys come to collect whatever it is they enjoy that the bees have left behind. I sweep up the flowers just around the door every night so we don't track them all into the house. The flowers are better then the seed pods that fall next from the tree!