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A Calm And Soothing Day


Up And Out In The Yard

A few things done

The plants need water

Without watering them they die

A simple thing to know

Even though an easy to forget

A light breeze and 81

I covered myself with bug spray and suntan lotion

Just in case

I dug up some old roots

Finding out they were connected to a plant

So I had to replant them

I sprayed bug spray around the house

It is supposed to last for three months

We shall see

Watered the plants desperately needing water

Always trying to make the best of the time we have

My wife made grill cheese and basil sandwiches for lunch

Then I read a little on the internet before work

We cut our cat Charlottes nails

So she will be healthier and happier

Even if not right away

Angry at us now

How could you do this to me?

Growling and trying to get away

All done

It wasn't that bad

All that fuss over nothing

Cleaned up the dishes

I hoped in the shower and off to work

Another day summed up and squished in the little block on the calendar


DREAM ON (author) on July 01, 2021:

Mr. Happy Both links worked well. It is the reader who is slow in the response. I can't blame anyone else. i get so easily interested in so many areas. I often get pulled away. My wife is calling me now. We are putting a new air conditioner in. Our old one finally went to the big air conditioner graveyard in the sky. It served us well. We had so many cool days. Thank you for always reading and sharing.

DREAM ON (author) on July 01, 2021:

Mr. Happy I will check it out. What a great surprise.Thank you for thinking of me. I will take all the tips, hints, and tricks you know. Life is filled with so many thoughts and ideas. It is so nice to share. Hot and humid here. I hope the weather is a lot cooler there. Have a wonderful day.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on June 26, 2021:

That link might have not worked so here's another lol: https://discover.hubpages.com/living/Anyone-Can-Ha...

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on June 26, 2021:

This one was for You: https://discover.hubpages.com/living/Anyone-Can-Ha...

DREAM ON (author) on June 26, 2021:

Mr. Happy Now that is a garden. I just grow flowers and a few tomato plants if I am lucky. I also have four blueberry plants. They take a while to grow.I hope you write hubs on gardening. I could learn a lot about gardening from your hubs. I love to grow but have limited time. So I told my wife as long as we get one tomato I am happy. There is something so good about home grown tomatoes. I love the cherry ones you can pop in your mouth. They rippen fast too. Thank you for taking the time to explain and share such a wonderful garden. My head is spinning with all kinds of pictures how amazing it looks. Off to work. Talk soon.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on June 20, 2021:

"Then I usually leave it with its mistakes because I show how vulnerable we are and far from perfect and it's o.k" - One of my dear philosophy professors used to say that : "Humans have clay feet." We do stumble sometimes but like You said, "it's o.k".

Now about the plants, I grow a bunch. I started trying growing mushrooms this year too, at a property outside the city (Nameko mushrooms). I planted many berry bushes there too this year: blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. This province/land/temperature is good for growing berries.

Got a couple of new apple trees up there this year, a white pine got planted too and a couple of horseradish plants (I like horseradish!) . Then, the usual things like garlic, tomatoes, beans, thyme ... haha!! Just got really itchy all of a sudden from my poison ivy rashes. I wasn't careful last week up there, haha!! My wrists and forearms aren't exactly happy with me.

Here in the city I have spinach, red leaf lettuce, kale, cherry tomatoes, jalapeno and ghost peppers, dill, thyme, mint, rosemary and a cannabis plant (it's legal here!! lol). So, it's a bit of a jungle out on the patio, downstairs behind the house and the balcony but I like it that way. There are many kinds of bees, bumble bees, I see a butterfly here and there. It's nice. Maybe I'll write a piece one day about the growing of things. I have never wrote about growing plants but I grow many every year.

Thank You for the conversation. All the very best to You!

DREAM ON (author) on June 19, 2021:

Mr.Happy Yes, one more adventure out in my yard. I was out there today and not so happy. I got my finger jammed in a ripcord for a lawnmower. A small cut but it still smarts. The mower tightens up and sometimes releases fast. An old mower when it runs it runs great when it doesn't it turns into a lawn ornament. I have read your comment over many times since you posted it. I really appreciate your comments. Many times I read my hub over and think of ways to make it better. Even though I have tried to proofread it before it was published. Then I usually leave it with its mistakes because I show how vulnerable we are and far from perfect and it's o.k. It is better to be ourselves instead of trying to be someone who we are not. I always love visitors and old friends who come by to check to see what is new? I hope you may leave with a smile. I have a hard time making Mr. Happy even happier because he lives it every day. I think you have one of the greatest pen names. What kind of plants do you grow? I hope your days continue to go great and get more and more exciting by the minute. Thank you again for taking the time and effort to share some wonderful thoughts. Have a lovely night.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on June 13, 2021:

"I dug up some old roots

Finding out they were connected to a plant

So I had to replant them" - Yes, I ripped out some mint plants and luckily I smelled my hands and realized it was mint. I put it back in the ground. It's fine now. It happens sometimes.

And yes, plants need a lot of watering sometimes. It has been so hot here already that I have had to water plants twice a day. And we're barely half-way through June!

Never heard of bug spray that lasts three months. That was a new thing. Thanks for sharing!

Alrighty, I gotta be up and in the kitchen lol Got an early dinner going and this was a bit of a break - thanks for that too (an enjoyable break reading your piece here). Cheers!

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