I love having time to drag a chair around the orchard while I hand water the trees! My mind is totally clear and relaxed. Sometimes I think there is something magical about my orchard. I can be in a rip-roaring rush to get somewhere, pop out to let the chooks out and........ forget I am in a hurry and start wandering around admiring the growth!
I probably shouldn't admit this but I judge when my trees have had enough water by counting. Somewhere between fifty and one hundred depending on how dry the weather has been. Not very scientific because I'm sure I count v-e-r-y slowly when I'm feeling mellow and faster when I'm upbeat. I don't think I actually choose to count - I can't help it. A compulsion.
Any one else out there with a magically calm place (or a silly compulsion)?