- August 20, 2015
- 19 Days Before Departure
- Monticello, Charlottesville
- 12 miles, total assent 1,492 feet
Preparing for the St. Francis of Assisi pilgrimage. Posey posing as a snail. “The most beautiful bean in the world is the Caracalla Bean,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. The flower is snail-like and the pods pea-like and editable.
August 9, 2015
28 Days Before Departure
Walking up and down Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, situated on the summit of a 850-foot peak…far less rigor than required for hiking the Italian Apennine Mountains with the highest point 9,554 feet.
During Monticello’s Garden Guide training today, we spoke of English influences on Jefferson’s garden design. I wonder what Jefferson would suggest I do in England? Departure in one week.