With no where to go and nothing to do, one morning I decided to venture into the backyard of my mother-in-law's house. She occupies a large two-story home located in Mbezi Beach, a middle class neighborhood in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. I discovered just as much beauty in her yard as I would if I had paid to go on a nature hike. In addition to flowers, there are trees growing mango, bananas, coconuts, papaya and a vegetable garden.
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