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Unsafe footing: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Nature will bury our efforts if we stop tending to them ~

I love this photo, and it's one of the very few you'll find on my blog that didn't come from my camera.  I found this on Flickr many years ago, and keep it in front of me because it reminds me that in the end, nature will prevail.

Jim Rohn tells the story of the diligent gardner who was tending his rock garden when a busybody from the church on the corner walked past on a Sunday afternoon.  She stopped and looked at him working away, until he noticed her staring.  "Like my garden?" he asked.  "It's lovely," she replied, "but shouldn't you give the credit to God?  He had it long before you started digging there."  "My, yes," the gardner replied, going back to his work.  "And you should have seen what it looked like when He had it all to Himself..."

My takeaway?  I need to tend to my garden while I still have the chance!


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE LLC ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices in Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista & Nogales

Comment balloon 12 commentsMike Jones • October 08 2011 11:59PM


Wow. Great photo and I can see why you keep it around as it really gets you thinking. Of course, you blog is great too!
Posted by Mark Delgado, Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h (houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove) about 9 years ago


Thanks for stopping by to comment, and for being the first to do so!~

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 9 years ago

Love the story.  God does give us options and opportunity but we are the ones that do need to make the most of them.

Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) about 9 years ago

Love it Mike. I think I will tend to my garden today and it is gonna be a good old day!


Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) about 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing the photograph.

Have an outstanding fall and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments.

Copy of IMG_5960 Life is good!

The Dahlia Show at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, Maryland

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 9 years ago

One day man will be gone and Mother Nature will reclaim the planet.....and eventually all traces of our destruction will be removed. Great photo.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 9 years ago

I need to "tend" to my garden too, but vacation kinked my shcedule. LOL

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 9 years ago

Gotta love it Mike makes one think bu that had to take years uh.

Posted by Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc) about 9 years ago

You tend your garden and I'll tend mine.  I'll seek your help and you'll seek mine. Watching your garden instead of watching mine will result in my garden filled with weeds and pests.

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) about 9 years ago

I love that picture!  My garden definitely needs tending!  LOL

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 9 years ago

Love the photo, looks like the tree is letting us know what he thinks about being used for a sign post, munch, munch...  

hmmm, since 'mother nature' is a fictional character, I don't think there is a need to worry about 'her' alleged return.  But, I sure would be getting the house in order for the return of Jesus!

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) about 9 years ago

Hello Mike and VB missed this post and what a wild looking photo!

VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz about 9 years ago

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