Garden of Life

This summer has been just splendid. I have been spending a lot more time with my mom. We both are having fun like little kids, swimming, cooking, eating, chatting and gardening. Yes, gardening!

Part of being “Laosy” is knowing how to garden. This ability comes naturally to my mom since she grew up in Laos and had to maintain a variety of crops for our family. She has a green thumb and I have been enjoying every bit of it. We cook up fresh veggies every day. Nothing beats spicy cucumber salad or a medley of tomatoes seasoned with homemade vinaigrette.  This is truly fresh and not “grocery” fresh.

Aside from her veggies, she has taken extraordinary care to grow over 50 varieties of flowers. I am just so happy for her and appreciate this example of craftsmanship. When you love what you are doing and take the time to care for it, the outcome is beautiful. Thanks Mom for the loving lesson and your love!

Here are some photos I took of her garden. Click on the images and it will redirect you to the entire collection. Please let me know what you think of the photos. I am learning and would love the feedback. Enjoy!!

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  1. Dear Alan!
    Thank you for posting the beautiful GARDEN OF LIFE!!!
    Also thanking to all of my beloved family members for helping me with this project: Anah,Alan,Alex,Matt,Sittha,Mary.Poppy,Franky,AJ, and Johnathan.
    Alan! with your deepest compassion for doing this project I realyzed that you just found a WISDOM of: To beable to describe the beauty of life.
    Thank you for praising my work and learning from me.
    May God continue to bless you so you may be a blessing to others.
    May him keep you strong so you may help the weaks.
    May you find more God wisdom so you may share God’s Peace and Harmony with others.
    You are amazing Kid!!!
    Love you always!
    Mom.

  2. DEAR ALAN
    MY FRIEND IS YOUR MOTHER.
    SHE IS A INSPIRATION TO SO MANY PEOPLE , AND SO GLAD TO MET AND BE WITH HER AND HER FAMILY. SHE HAS RAISE 5 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND HAS BEAUTIFUL GRANDCHILDREN. I CHERISH THE TIME THAT I SPEND WITH HER AND TO SEE HER SMILE WILL BRIGHTEN UP A ROOM! THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH ME HER LOVE FOR LIFE AND SHE GIVES BACK TO YOU ALL .
    LOVE ALL OF YOU
    LINDA JUDE

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