I'm a gardener haha, and plant native plants that support birds, bees, butterflies, snakes and all kinds of living creatures in my small yard. I converted our lawn from irrigated to non-irrigated by planting a mix of native groundcover and drought tolerant grass. Old fashioned roses and bamboo are favorites too. I used to plant food plants but the last 2 years climate in Florida has been so hot it made that very difficult so I grow herbs in pots, lots of different basils to cook with.
Cooking is also a hobby but took a back burner lol due to my other avocation, painting. I've painted for 30+ years and had my first solo show this past January. Art is meditation for me, turns off the world's noise. I also learned woodworking to make my art pieces, self-taught chop saw, table saw and router. Love power tools.
That's my girlfriend almost to a 'T'. She grows our own food plants, allows bamboo and a wide variety of native plants to flourish, and has a huge butterfly garden full of bees and butterflies. When a hurricane knocked down two huge trees she chose to allow them to remain in place. All I see is an uninhabitable wilderness full of ticks, snakes, and mosquitoes. (But that might be because my father had me pulling weeds since I was 5 years old and that drove out any love of gardening from me).
She isn't into painting but she won a scholarship to The Juilliard School of music and plays a variety of musical instruments. I never even had piano lessons.
When we first met I thought she was good-looking and hoped for mass production sex before she realized that we had nothing in common. That was 19 years ago and we are still together.
BTW in case any of you also have a butterfly garden, these tick control tubes seem to really work with minimal disturbance to the environment.