Shower Happiness

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Shower Happiness

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Shower Happiness

While writing this Haiku the following thoughts came into my mind, if you can give time to read, it I think you shall understand it fully.

I have got so many potted plants in my house garden and my wife keeps updating them. It is such a thing, you have to keep updating them to make the plants live healthily. Almost on a daily basis your eyes and hands have to work on them. Seeing to their growth; watering, cutting, dressing, plucking and re-potting them at intervals. Patience and Energy required.

Its almost like bringing up a child. At home we feel so, and accordingly take care. When these plants grow and show up you feel so happy. The pots were actually five hundred in number, now I think they have reduced to around three hundred odd, as several pots broke. So, I keep saying I have another hundreds of children to take care.

We, the other day re-potted our plants, within a few days the Jasmine plant grew so well and has given such beautiful flowers which you are seeing in the picture. It is just beside my bed near the window, it gives the Jasmine fragrance. I was surprised to see the flower petals; I counted the petals they are from 18 to almost 27 in number in one flower. Usually they do not give so many petals as I have seen so many Jasmine plants.

These Jasmine flowers are used for our Pooja to offer to the Gods and as you know women in India use them to decorate their hair dress.

It’s the same case with children. A child when born we take such a lot of care to up bring it, I need not give any details about it as everyone does it. After they grow to be young adults and show up and come out with flying colours one feels so happy about their achievements. The efforts and love given to them has come in return, don’t we feel so as parents. Otherwise what we expect from our children. We as parents do not expect them to bring money for us isn’t? The laurels, the love and the achievements they bring are sufficient.

I am happy to tell you that I have two daughters, the elder one is a Software Engineer and is now working in a MNC, and the younger one shall become a Doctor as she has joined medicine.  

Enough for now, if this post shall bring and give something to all readers I am done with it.

Thanks so Much for your visit, likes and comments.

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This Jasmine plant so small but has yielded so many flowers
Bringing Up Child Images 1
Caring for the New Born


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All our re-potted Plants arranged in order


Bringing Up Child Images 2


Growing Child Pics 2

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This is another variety of Jasmine Plant. Its a Creeper Plant and Showers Hundreds of Flowers on a daily basis. The whole area is full of Jasmine fragrance during the season.






















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We have provided the Dogs with Old Tyre & Sand to Sleep

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        These Dogs I Brought them from the Streets when they were Puppies, having them with us and making them grow with love they are now showering happiness. At home they are three and I have one more ( Name is Topsy) at my factory who never goes  anywhere and comes running and sits or sleeps besides me.



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Their Names are : GANU, PANTHO, CHUKKI  The name Ganu is because I got him on the street during Ganesh Festival, Pantho is because he is black and looks like a Black Panther, Chukki is because it has two spots on her forehead. ( In Kannada Language spot means chukki) that is why the names. 
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A Watchful Eye Always especially other Dogs should not come in Sight



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62 thoughts on “Shower Happiness

    watchingthedaisies said:
    June 1, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Hi Shiva, Thank you for another lovely post. Jasmine scent is one of my special memories of India and the beautiful garlands for pooja. Your plants are so lucky to have found such a great home. Please give my regards to your lovely wife.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 1, 2016 at 10:17 am

      Thanks so much Brigid!
      Your lovely comment is as fragrant as Jasmine. Your memories of India shall hold esteem to me too, since you know the rituals here. I should say both the plants and we are lucky.
      I shall pass your regards to my wife who is the one that cares.

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    patriciaruthsusan said:
    June 1, 2016 at 10:25 am

    You have a regular jungle of potted plants at your home, Shiva. Your wife has certainly worked hard to keep them healthy. Congratulations on the success of your daughters. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      All credit goes to her. I shall show what you have said. Maybe she shall allow me to spend more on the net. Otherwise……..

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    spiritualdragonfly said:
    June 1, 2016 at 11:10 am

    The scent of jasmine … One of life’s little pleasures ☺️

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 1, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Why you say little .
      Pleasures are always good for life.
      Unless the Dragon doesn’t permit spiritualy.


    Sonia said:
    June 1, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Your jasmine is beautiful.

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    mariannescottwriter said:
    June 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing your love of plants. My husband and I plant several outdoor gardens. We grow everything organically, both vegetables and flowers. God knows there is enough toxicity in the world. We refuse to use chemical fertilizers and pesticides and our plants flourish without those poisons. In a way, our gardens are a metaphor for our life. We’ve grown a wonderful family, two amazing daughters who have honourable and hard working husbands. They’ve given us three grandsons.
    You remind me that it doesn’t matter where we live, you in India, and us in Canada. We all share the same values, love of family, and faith.
    Thank you for inviting me to visit.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      This is great, you and your husband also love plants and both develop outdoor gardens. The most important thing is you do it organically. You grow vegetables and flowers organically; this message has to spread all over the world. Even in India some people have taken to it and have been successful. I think it requires a lot of patience and devotion to do it. The old method of farming using natural manure has to be adopted. Organically grown products look so fresh and healthy. Here several fields have spoil’t for having used the chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
      I was very happy to read that you also have two daughters and they are married to honourable and hard working husbands. I should say, you and your daughters are fortunate to have such son-in-laws and husbands respectively.
      Oh! you have three grand sons, so sweet, I love kids. The other day I was telling my daughter, I am wanting to have grandchildren. We are finding a suitable match for the elder one. Let us see what God has in store for us.
      I loved to read your comment. Please be visiting and do inform when you write and post as these days I am not able to get notifications of posts of so many blogger friends who are on my follow, I mean on my mail.
      Thanks again.

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    Elisabet said:
    June 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I loved this Shiva!

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    Priceless Joy said:
    June 1, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Beautiful Jasmine plants! I can only imagine the wonderful smell around your home!

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    Shivangi said:
    June 1, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    The flowers are beautiful Shiva. My husband loves gardening and when we were in India, we had a sort of terrace garden. Lovely post!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Before my marriage I knew nothing of gardening though there was a garden at my old home. When we moved some time after my marriage to an independent bungalow the fever was transmitted from my wife, I think it is contagious, so beware.
      OMG! she loves doing it and I should say it has paid.
      It is like this, every morning you tend to see how much the plant has grown and it tells us; yes, see I have grown so much and that feeling is great.

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        Shivangi said:
        June 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm

        Yes, I know it is contagious. Same about me. As I watched my hubby tend to the plants, I started liking gardening too. But not too much… I just like the watching part. Lol! Great post Shiva!

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          June 2, 2016 at 12:58 am

          This watching also forms a habit, it’s good. When you watch he shall get still more inspired. I inspire get scoldings also when something is not arranged in time.

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            Shivangi said:
            June 2, 2016 at 2:08 pm

            Ok Shiva I will watch more from now… Here we have just three potted plants. In India we had about 100. I would also like to put Tulsi here, i don’t know whether it will grow in cold climates of Minnesota or not…


    Dehan Taylor said:
    June 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    This post really captivated my interest and just when I was really getting into ended.

    Beautiful post. Your wife has a lot of plants, that’s wonderful and the plants are so beautiful. The plant that goes straight up to the top floor, what’s the name of it? It’s unique, I love it.

    Just like a plant, that’s how we are. Isn’t that amazing?

    One love my brother, keep writing these lovely post I will be visiting everyday.

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    reocochran said:
    June 2, 2016 at 12:07 am

    I really like seeing the rows of pots with lovely flowering plants. You are so true in how much care a child needs, more than plants but your time will pay off in love and appreciation from children. In plants your attention and time will also display their gratitude in flowers like the beautiful jasmine. I was blessed with your special essay, Shiva. Tell your wife I admire her patience with the flowers and plants, too.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 2, 2016 at 12:52 am

      Reo! She is not believeing , when I told her yesterday that so many bloggers are praising you.
      She is very particular of every thing. The shape of the pots.Colours to the pots. The green plastic bowls kept below. The soil. Their placement etc.
      I have to just obey her orders.
      As you have said children also give the same happiness when it is time for them to show gratitude.
      I had to get up very early today as I had to travel. That is the reason I am able to reply you during this travel. Actually where are you from since I have got your this comment few minutes back.
      Have a nice day ahead.


    corneliaweberphotography said:
    June 2, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I really enjoyed your post, Shiva. Here in California Jasmin grows as well,yet a different kind, it’s almost seducing scent freshens up the air in March/April. A caring gardener and his praised wife raised wonderful children.

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    marianthi said:
    June 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I love jasmine Shiva!! And I can see all your plants look beautiful!! I wish I could create such a scene in my balcony I am afraid I have no talent on that area. 🙂
    Marianthi, xo

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks first.
      You do not require a talent for this.
      Your love and the wish is sufficient.
      Your balcony shall start looking better with fresh fragrant look. 🙂

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    Deb said:
    June 3, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Wow you have 500 plants? or maybe 300? How long does it take you to water them all? Do you have any herbs that you use for cooking? Those Jasmine plants are amazing!! Boy you and your wife have quite the green thumbs! I have a four indoor plants and now four outdoor plants. My thumb is not so green but I try..I love plants, whether they be flowering plants or not! You must be very proud of your daughters too!! Both quite accomplished…seems to me that you and your wife raise both plants and children extremely well, something to be proud of!!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 6, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      You always hold to the crux and ask. Yes we do have few herbs which we use for cooking. Green thumb means I could catch it but not fully. You mean we are lovers of plants?

      In regard to the watering part I shall explain you later sometime when I have the time, since it takes a long time. When I do it, keep your both hands free as one shall require to put your palm on the forehead and another to your stomach as you will be astonished ( for the forehead) and laugh to the core ( for the stomach) .

      I have edited this post and put the pictures of my dogs you can see as they have also showered happiness. So you can now add – raise plants, children and dogs. Ha Ha Ha.

      I am a bit busy, shall visit your blog later.
      Love to You,

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        Deb said:
        June 6, 2016 at 10:57 pm

        Lol…I will go see your dogs..I love dogs! A green thumb means you are very good with plants, that they flourish under your care, that you can grow anything! I am not that lucky with plants…I over water them or under water them…but I just don’t have a lot of luck with indoor plants especially…
        You’re so funny!!! HA HA HA
        Deb 🙂

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    moonskittles said:
    June 3, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Beautiful post. I love the Star of Jasmine and the wonderful aroma.
    Please have a beautiful day!
    Dajena 🙂

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 3, 2016 at 3:17 am

      Thanks Dajena!
      Let the star of Jasmine and Flowers shower on YOU.
      Have beautiful days always.

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        moonskittles said:
        June 3, 2016 at 5:25 am

        Ohh, likewise my friend!
        Enjoy a beautiful day also.


    daramemon said:
    June 3, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Nothing like flowers


    Geetha B said:
    June 3, 2016 at 8:29 am

    So very true Shiva. Plants are like your own children when you nurture them with the heart

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    Nena said:
    June 3, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    So beautiful and deep after reading your explanation:) The potted plants look gorgeous and add so much life!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 3, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Beautiful and Deep is Your view of my explanation.
      Life is all round, we have to make it know and feel.
      Like how you do to make and feel in your and others’ bodies.
      Pull Push Lift Stretch.

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        Nena said:
        June 3, 2016 at 6:44 pm

        Shiva, you are right! We all bring life in many ways:)


    DrEMiller said:
    June 4, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    You are a lucky man.

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    Deb said:
    June 7, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Aww they are adorable and look very curious and happy…how sweet the one who sleeps near you at work, how comforting!! Thanks for sharing those pics Shiva!!

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    jacquelineobyikocha said:
    June 11, 2016 at 10:35 am

    There’s a lot to appreciate in this post. The photos, your lovely plants tended by the loving hands of your wife, the contented looking dogs and the haiku. Great 🙂

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    Hemangini said:
    June 14, 2016 at 3:36 am

    two beautiful daughters, you are a blessed man Shiva 🙂

    I think the process of replanting gives us a message about our own lives… Wonderful analogy dear.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 14, 2016 at 7:17 am

      Thanks Hema!
      Blessings increase when blessed one comes and blesses.
      I think you should go through the other Haiku “Sayanora” and “Relations Spoil”. I want people like you to read them and mostly I do not tell many to go and read, unless they are my favourite bloggers.
      Thanks Dear!
      Keep 🙂

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        Hemangini said:
        June 15, 2016 at 2:25 am

        that will be an honor. 🙂 Will read right away dear.


    Amy said:
    June 28, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Love what you have done for these sweet dogs! They are so special! 🙂

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    Wendy said:
    July 13, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Your plants bring nature into your home which is lovely! For me though the dogs are the winners of this post – they are adorable and have very soft faces.. Precious x

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    andysmerdon said:
    August 19, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Thank you for sharing this story Shiva and the Haiku is excellent – so much said in so few words. Haiku and Senryu are my favourite forms of poetry – they are able to deliver a complete story when composed by a skilful writer -you have done so here. Your accompanying photos of you home and your dogs have touched me as I also have a dog and I live in a small house with plenty of potted plants. Our only son is a grown man now – finished university as a Musician and he continues to ‘shower happiness’ 🙂

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      August 19, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Thanks for this beautiful comment.
      And to some of the similarities we both have.
      It’s nice to know of your son who has turned to be a Musician and is showing happiness.

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    Pekebun said:
    September 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Gorgeous! Love your potted plants and the beautiful dogs. I see you also grow a curry leaf plant, which I’m sure is used frequently. 😀 That looks like a really happy home.

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    calmkate said:
    February 22, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Shiva I was very glad to read more about you on Jacqueline’s blog!

    Your love for your family, educating your daughters, taking in the street dogs and your comparison of pot plants and children … all delightful. I often compare parenting to gardening, in that children like plants need boundaries – pots and discipline give them that.

    Strange that a few days ago I opened another blog with the intention of interviewing other bloggers just like yours, hadn’t realised that J was already doing that. But enjoying reading yours so much I will continue with the new blog as time allows. Very nice to meet you.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 22, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Kate! Very nice to find you with the same thoughts.
      You can know more about me from the other links given. Hope if there shall be sooner inspiration.
      Oh you intend to take interviews of other bloggers, that’s so nice of you. Hope one day I shall participate with more ideas thoughts, experiences and friendship. Thanks.
      I recommend you to read my other blogs when you have the time.
      Fond Regards

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    EttaD said:
    May 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Thank you for another great post and the photos are beautiful, I especially love the one with the dogs looking over the balcony.


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