Many, OK two, have asked why are you the angry gardner, and conversely what makes you happy??
So here are the answers to these and maybe other burning, life-altering questions
While I was in school at Utah State University in Logan, UT I got involved in the community garden program run by the Extension. I fell in love with gardening and having MY own fresh ingredients. Even when I moved back home to live with my parents in Fillmore I used gardening as an excellent way to remove stress and misery with great success. When I finally moved into my own home in the Salt Lake Valley I could not wait to start my garden, I have lots of space in the back yard. I started my garden and spent lots of time and $$$ getting everything just so…and that year I got 2 count them, 1, 2 tomatoes which ended up costing about a hundred dollars apiece. FAIL!!@. The next year was the same results as have been each year since. That year I bought the domain so that I could keep track of what I had done so that I could match any success from year to year. I will let know if I ever have any success 🙁
Why is “gardner” spelled wrong? Well I blame Microsoft; I spell checked both of the domain names in Word and then put them together. I registered them, had been blogging along happily for a couple of months. Then one day my sister asked me why I had spelled it wrong, DUH! They standard response I give to people is “Spell it like someone from Fillmore would pronounce it.”
So what makes me happy:
My family, I have a great family both immediate and extended. I am generally guaranteed good time when I can spend time with them.
A close second to that is cooking. I love making food. I have found that my style is very simple. It was something I picked up in Italy get the best ingredient you can, cook, and serve them simply. My favorite things to cook: Anything HOT as in spicy, anything I can grill, Italian, and soups/sandwiches.
I am a photographer, I am a new photographer, and I have a lot to learn. However, as I learn I feel I am getting better. As with cooking I try to keep my photos simple and natural looking.
Lastly, having people read and comment on this little slice of the internet makes me happy.
Thanks for reading 😀