Whenever time permits, I like to use a watering can to turn the “chore” of watering into a recreational/therapeutic activity. I find great joy in a leisurely stroll through the garden, watering can in hand, providing a nice soaking to the soil as needed. On the way, it’s easy to appreciate the beauty of flowers, vegetables, fruits, bees; all the life forces of a healthy garden. A stray weed is sighted and pulled early, before it has a chance to take over. A few veggies and fruits are collected for an afternoon meal. I realize that I just “drifted off” for several minutes, watching the pollinators busily working the beans and pumpkin blossoms.
There’s nothing wrong with “stopping to smell the roses”, especially as you’re watering with a can.
blog entry and photo by Mark Murphy, CMG