Need ID on Plant

Need ID on Plant

I'm always on the lookout for interesting or unusual plants in landscaping here. I was at a restaurant last night that had some huge castor bean plants, and a few of these... Please pardon my lousy camera phone pictures! I also found another plant which looks like some sort of woody vine, but it has small, purple pea-flowers and fat seed pods that look like this: Again, sorry for the lousy camera phone pictures. The seed pods are really fat, and kind of remind me of soy beans. I didn't get a chance to photograph the plant. Any help is appreciated!
My new home sweet home.

My new home sweet home.

Pics after last nights rain

Pics after last nights rain

Audrey III? Help on plant identification:

Audrey III? Help on plant identification:

before & after photos

before & after photos

our 2 japanese maples

our 2 japanese maples

Furniture Arrangement

Furniture Arrangement