Agreed, with my moodiness, its mostly a case of mind willing, but not moving an inch physically. Only on Thursdays and special yoga days, i wake up early in the morning, rest of the days, i sleep without an alarm. It would be hot close to 10 am, when i would water the pots after bathing. And everyone says roots will suffer when watered in noon sun.
In fact, the first time, when i went for long holidays, April 18 uthiram roomie had forgotten to water the plants and was aghast to see pale yellow dried leaves and dried yellow stem when i came back. Thankfully, another moola roommate who had a garden at home, gave me hope on watering it, in spite of everything being yellow and dry. This was months earlier.
Yesterday was chandrashtama for me on ekadashi. When i climbed up to water the plants close to 9 am, was jumping with glee inside, for the flowers had bloomed. Typically one two would bloom, first time 8 had bloomed together and i was so so so very happy.
The fragrance of adukumalli can't be explained in words. Overwhelming it is.
Fence is greener on the other side. While i long to go to kollimalai stay on hill top, next to scenic Jog falls, next to ocean, folks there want to come to metros and earn quick bucks. In crowded new bangalore, such pots of greenery on terrace top are the only solace. How fulfilling it would be the farmer to see his lush green paddy field. terrace farming in kolli hills is breathtaking. Only after planting few saplings, realized, what a back breaking work it is, but nothing can beat the sweet rewards of lush greenery.