my garden doesn’t grow…. it’s a good thing we have family!

it’s true.

i can’t keep an outdoor plant alive to save my life.

i struggled in washington, too.


but give me an indoor plant… i’ll forget to water it and the thing will still live.

so weird.

and i’m not really even trying here in arizona – i don’t enjoy it and it’s not worth the effort to me. that’s why i’m thankful for friends AND for family members who enjoy gardening. and are good at it. like grandma. and uncle arnie.

would you like to take a walk through grandma’s garden with me?

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vibrant colors.


people playing and laughing and chatting and having fun…

it’s a pretty rockin’ garden/back yard.


but not to be outdone by his mother in law, i think uncle arnie would like it if you took a walk around his garden, too:

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(that photo above is one of my favorite still shots of samantha – lucky shutter speed timing to capture that photo)!IMG_2301 IMG_2300 IMG_2292 IMG_2288 IMG_2287 IMG_2285 IMG_2282 IMG_2276 IMG_2271 IMG_2266

(yes, that’s a real pay phone. no, it’s not connected. yes, it’s in uncle arnie’s garden).

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(yes, that’s a real parking meter. no, it’s not connected. yes, it’s in uncle arnie’s garden).

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with so much open space, arnie & ibbie’s back yard is a great spot for games. soccer, ten ball, colors, gymnastics, dancing, races, laughing, exercising, sweating, catching fire flies and so much more!

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