Welcome 2017…

May your 2017 be all that you dream…


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Please allow me to introduce you to

“My Hero”

Anders Eriksson

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Anders Eriksson…

Best web host around…

Anders goes the extra mile, and it’s because

of his extra effort on my behalf that

I was able to save this very blog.

Check out his sites…  He has a lot to offer!!!


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My friend Jim Caldwell gave me

permission to use some of his incredible

photographs for my blog.  That’s one of his

photos I’ve used for my blog’s header.

Jim arranges photography tours all over

the world teaching others how to shoot some

of the most interesting scenes you’ll ever see. 

He’s even done some work for National Geographic…

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I’d like to dedicate this video

to these three special friends,

Anders Eriksson, Jim Caldwell & 

Dave Clark (Microdac)

whose help and inspiration

made my garden blog possible.

Since we all have very busy schedules,

 I have a very simple & sincere way

to convey my appreciation to my friends…

Music by Leslie Butler

Photography by Microdac

aka: My good friend Dave Clark

Microdac - photoI’d like to dedicate this to all of my

friends who have encouraged me because

my garden blog has become my passion…

Thank you all from the very bottom of my heart…


Playing For Change Explained

Mark Johnson – Creator


It’s amazing what the diversity of

all people of our world are capable

of creating when we all cooperate

& really put our heads together…

We are all unique…  Each one of us has

special gifts & talents…  Some of us just reach

out to develop them more than others…


***Don’t Worry***

Playing For Change


May we all learn to find peace in our world.

To find it we must first learn to look for it.



This performance demonstrates what happens when some of the musicians from Stand By Me met and performed for the first time. This song was recorded and filmed live in New Orleans, and features Grandpa Elliot and Clarence Bekker on vocals. Thousands of people witnessed first hand the soul and conviction of these two men who help us all believe a change is going to come.

A Change Is Gonna Come

Playing For Change Band


Amazing Grace

Grandpa Elliott


May I remind you every day, to give all street artists respect. 

They are not bums, but the messengers of what life is really about.

Sharing the ( good ) vibes.

Dedicated to all of you who

are praying for change…


Sugar Sweet

Grandpa Elliott


Grandpa Elliott Small, born Elliot Small in 1945, also known as Uncle Remus, is a street-musician in New Orleans, Louisiana. He plays the harmonica, sings, and is a street icon in New Orleans. He has been featured on Playing for Change in several episodes. His debut song with Playing for Change was “Stand by Me”.[1] He has also been on The Tonight Show[2] and The Colbert Report. He has been a street icon on Royal Street in the French Quarter and Jackson Square in New Orleans since moving from New York City back to his place of birth in the 60’s. He performed to a crowd of more than 40,000 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, on June 30, 2009, playing the “Star Spangled Banner” on harmonica and singing “God Bless America.” His debut solo album, Sugar Sweet, was released November 3, 2009.

Grandpa Elliott has been playing on the streets of New Orleans since he was six years old and it is time for his music and passion to meet the masses.  Playing For Change recorded his album, Sugar Sweet, throughout the 2009 Playing For Change Band North American Tour.  It all started one evening at a barbeque when he began tapping his foot, slapping his hand on his knee and singing, “Your lips so dog gone sweet to me, baby I’m afraid, if you kissed the ocean it would turn to lemonade…” I remember thinking we could not get to a studio fast enough!

I love this man with all my heart for his soul, sweet voice and power of conviction.  He performs each song as if it was his last and puts every ounce of his giant heart into every note.  Check out the album, support a great performer, and let’s teach the world that some of the best music we have ever heard comes from the streets!!!  From the people, for the people.

One Love

Playing For Change


Stand By Me | PBS




From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.Music is the international language of the soul, it’s something that reaches us individually, has a different meaning for each of us, but binds us together as one.



John Lennon

Thank you for looking.I hope you enjoyed my garden of many seeds.Now please turn the page because there’s much more I would like to share with you.


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I’ll look forward to meeting you…

Let's make it an awesome year from

my little corner of the world to yours...


Linda Michel White

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