In 2006 many people lost not only their homes to a devastating flood; they also lost years of hard work in the flowers, flower beds,gardens and plants that go into landscaping a house to make it a home. My Mom was one of them.However 7 years later, in a new house on a hill away from water, she has been able to transform her yard once again. Its not easy work and she could have easily just never tried again, but she loves her plants and working outdoors in her yard and wouldn't have it any other way. She is somewhat like the family plant Guru. I on the other hand admire her for all that she does to make "home" beautiful, even if it requires dirty grimy gloves and hours of sweating out in the heat. Maybe one day I will have the same ambition to be like Mom.