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Happy Post - Garden Growth

Happy Book BadgeIn honor of The Next Chapter's ongoing work in The Happy Book, I've been taking some today to reflect on what is making me happy. It's great to focus on what is going right since we sometimes get bogged down in what is going wrong.

I've had a bad cold for just over a week now, so unfortunately I won't be saying I'm happy about my health. Hopefully next week I can make that claim.

This week my garden is making me happy. The kiwis completely covered their trellis, so I added two more to give them space to expand. The raspberries seeded themselves to grow three new stalks. The cucumbers, zucchinis, and tomatoes are getting taller and fatter. I can't wait to eat the fresh produce later this summer.

I also introduced a new addition to my garden, a serene little fairy who looks quite comfortable tucked in the green vines of kiwi. Meet Maribel and her little bird friend, Pete.

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What is making you happy this week?


  1. Mmm, kiwis.... my favorite fruit of all.... I've been thinking about trying to grow some arctic kiwis in my garden.... a little too late for this year, but maybe next! Gardening is certainly healing for the body and soul.... I hope you feel better soon!

  2. I love your garden. I am going to plant some more flowers this weekend but I am not sure what just yet. It would be fun to add a lovely little angel or fairy like Maribel. She made me smile just looking at her. I hope you feel better soon.

  3. Your garden looks delightful! What fun to grow your own veggies....our garden is all shade, so all I can manage is a little tomato plant in a pot in a sunny corner. Have a healthy and happy weekend!

  4. You can grow kiwis?! Thanks for sharing photos of your lovely garden. If we keep doing this, perhaps you'll share pictures of the fruit when the time comes! Have a wonderful week.

  5. Sherri, So sorry to hear that you have a cold. Hope you are feeling better. You have such great pics of your garden. Where do you live that you can grow kiwis? You are so lucky to be eating fresh fruit that you grew.


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