Yesterday you met a neighbor and friend of mine. Mike is one of the founding fathers of our neighborhood and one of the friendliest fellows you could ever meet. He’s sort of a Renaissance man of sorts, and one of the things he’s most known for is his green thumb. Heck, what am I talking about, his whole hand is green! I passed thru his yard yesterday and was overwhelmed with the beauty so I went home to get my camera. I came back and documented one of the loveliest places you could ever be on the first day of May in Alabama.
Now before I go on, let me suggest that you wait to read this post when you can either get home to your laptop or desktop computer. I took a TON of pictures and you should see them on a full screen. If you are among the over fifty crowd (present!) , you may even want to don your reading glasses so you won’t miss a leaf, petal or thorn of this unbelievable garden. OK, now that you’re totally ignoring me, and continuing to view this on your smart phone, I’ll continue. 🙂
At this point, you might be wondering how he does it. Some may whisper that he’s made a deal with the Devil, but this is highly unlikely given that Mike is a Minister, a pillar of our community, and all-around good guy. He and his wife Sue just work REALLY HARD!
Now I would NEVER suggest that you should tromp thru Mike & Sue’s yard without permission, (I do it all the time) and I certainly would never divulge his address, (Ask anyone, everybody knows Mike) but I do hope that if you should happen to see them in their yard sometime, that you stop and ask if it’s OK to take a stroll thru the paradise that is their garden. You might get an impromptu horticulture lesson or at the very least, you’ll meet some really cool people who just happen to be my neighbors.
Ain’t I lucky?
OK, this was so interesting! I cannot imagine how he keeps all this up – it’s just gorgeous! I dare you to go back and count all the blooms. God’s going to have him tending the flower beds in heaven. And how did you get the cute little dogs to stay still in a perfect line for the picture? I say Mike’s got my vote for most beautiful yard.