I really don't have any hobbies that I do avidly. I spend a lot of hours in front of this computer because I absolutely love what I do on the internet. People really enjoy and learn from my website, and I find that very gratifying.
Since I spent the better part of my life trading physical labor for money just to pay the bills, using technology to supplement my income really intrigues me.
Of course I've developed a lifetime love affair with plants. I truly enjoy growing plants. For years and years I was in the landscaping business, and a rainy day was depressing because we couldn't work, and we'd get behind schedule.
But once I started my Backyard Nursery rainy days no longer bothered me because I knew my plants were benefiting from the rain. I would just sit at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee gazing at my nursery with a complete sense of pride and serenity. It's a relaxation that words can not explain. Pam thinks I'm a little nutty. And I think she might be on to something!
I love photography. I
love to photograph small children, and now that we've got a grandson, I
can't wait to get him out in the dirt, down to the lake, and along the
river to get some pictures. I also love to photograph one of the
most beautiful and powerful natural wonders I've ever seen, Niagara Falls!
I love Nascar. Just recently I started following the sport closely again. I've been a fan my whole life, but as life got busy I just didn't have the time to follow it. Now the sport has become huge and the fan base is growing at an incredible rate. Pam and I went to a race at Darlington, and I'd like to see at least two more Nascar tracks.
Does that surprise you? A dirt farmer who loves Nascar?
What can I say? I'm a gear head at heart!