this is a guest post by my friend and fellow gardener ozzie ausband.
I wandered lost… a broken human being. I -finally- took a break from the madness & dark road I was traveling. I got it all together. I put away the baggage & dealt a blow to my demons. Starting to garden & landscape with Scott has helped me tremendously. I find myself falling into the rhythm of the earth. I cut back & prune plants & roses. I see new life forming & growing all around me. We watch all life move around us in a slow-motion play of beauty. As the world moves frantically in its ever-present race of acquisition, Scott & I stay in the calm flow of nature. Tranquility. My mind & soul are no longer in turmoil. Sure, I make far less money than I once did as an RN. However, I sleep better, my mind is calm & my body strong. I am part of the earth…and all things in it. Ozzie