Caution: Unsafe Footing...

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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


Comments (12)

Mark Delgado
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove - Benicia, CA
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h
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!
Oct 08, 2011 05:07 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


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

Mike in Tucson

Oct 08, 2011 05:09 PM
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

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

Oct 08, 2011 05:17 PM
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

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


Oct 10, 2011 12:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Oct 10, 2011 12:08 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

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.

Oct 10, 2011 05:49 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

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

Oct 10, 2011 01:51 PM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

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

Oct 10, 2011 04:10 PM
Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
Leolinda Realty - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona

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.

Oct 10, 2011 04:38 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

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

Oct 13, 2011 07:04 AM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

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!

Oct 16, 2011 09:55 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

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

VB ;o)

Oct 26, 2011 04:16 PM

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