Lost Photo of My Little Boys in the Garden

by Patrick Muir on July 22, 2013

Hey all,

Recently found this image in an old box of junk.This was shot twelve years ago during the summer before I was paralyzed the following spring. Jackson was four and Colin was 18 months when it happened.

Like the raised beds built by my baby brother,Tim? That is love in action my friends. Don’t you think? And this pictures only shows two of my six raised beds. All that hard work was painful for this gardener to give up.

I love seeing pictures when my legs worked especially with the two who are my proudest growing achievements.


Patrick's Garden

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

PlantPostings July 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

What a sweet photo. Your boys sure were cuties (six kids–wow!). That must have been tough to give up some of the physical aspects of gardening, Patrick.


Patrick July 23, 2013 at 4:48 am

The photo is very special to me now.
Thanks, PP.


Jason July 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Great photo, Patrick. Your brother Tim knew his way around a raised bed, and your kids look so happy.


Kimberley at Cosmos and Cleome July 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Sweet picture, Patrick! I guess our kids are similar in age–I have a son who will be 16 soon and a daughter who is very close to 13. They, too, were very cute twelve years ago! Now they are handsome and beautiful, respectively.

What a nice baby brother, too, to build the raised beds for you. I’m sure you must miss them.

Thanks for sharing the memories!


Kimberley at Cosmos and Cleome July 24, 2013 at 6:21 pm

PS–Glad to see you back in Blogland!


Patrick July 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Thanks, honey.


Patrick July 24, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Aren’t they great ages when you’re kids are very balanced?

Tim has done many things for me. I’ll always be grateful to him.


Jayne August 8, 2013 at 4:31 am

Gorgeous boys, and their Dad was a looker too! Your latest post is remarkable, thank you for sharing your heritage!


Patrick August 8, 2013 at 7:26 am

Hey Jayne,
Been long time since I was called anything like a looker. Feels good and thanks for making my day. Glad your enjoyed the wildflower post. It was fun to write.


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