Gardening as my Hobby (600 Words)
“Gardening brings me to God’s nature, plants, flowers, seeds, vegetables, fruits, on mother Earth.”
My hobby is gardening that I enjoy tremendously and like from the heart. I feel naturally attached to the world of Nature. Outdoor life is surely better than our indoor life of modern comforts and luxuries. It is only when the weather is extremely hot or cold that I like to stay indoors. But when the weather is fine and pleasant, I rush out to stay in the open atmosphere and natural surroundings. (That is, in fine weather, I desire to stay outdoors).
Gardening keeps us in two worlds at the same time (simultaneously)—the home and nature, that is, the world of our family and its joys and problems and the world of the trees, bushes, plants, and flowers and their charms. There is quite a big garden in our house. I go there early in the morning and work on the plants for an hour. On holidays, I work in the “green world” in the evening too. My work in the garden changes with the season. I plant new trees in the rainy season. I look after my small plants and protect them against the sun. At the end of the summer, I plant vegetables for the winter. At the end of the winter, I plant vegetables for the summer. I sow seeds of vegetables and flowers at the end of the summer. I do not work much in the autumn.
I have different kinds of roses in my garden. In the winter and spring, the rose flowers in red, yellow, golden, white and other colors are simply enchanting (very delightful). Gardening gives me good exercise. I water the plants and soften the ground near their roots. Then I also cut away the extra, useless branches of the trees or plants. All this keeps me physically active and smart.
Gardening gives me real joy and satisfaction of the heart and mind. It takes me close to Nature, to the plants, trees and earth, and I feel the freshness of things. While working in my garden, I see beautiful birds and hear their sweet chirping. For some time, I forget all the worries or problems of life. I am in a world much higher than the ordinary one of “duties and desires.” In that world, I am close to the beauties and music of Nature and to God Who created everything. What a pleasure it is to see the plants flowering and the trees growing new leaves! How sweet it is to see the results of one’s efforts early in the morning in a green garden!
Truly speaking, physical work in a garden or field gives us physical exercise and mental satisfaction. Both the body and mind get strengthened (or invigorated) in the fresh, natural. atmosphere. It is, thus, natural that I feel stronger and happier when I move back from my small garden to everyday activities. Resultingly, I understand my lessons better, move and walk at greater ease and eat the foods and fruits with greater desire.
From the garden of plants
Dol move to the garden of inner joys:
The flowers smile on the branches and leaves,
The ideas dance on the heartbeats and in the mind.
Gardening as my Hobby (400 Words)
A hobby is an activity which is carried on in leisure time. A hobby is that activity and not of earning money. It is a means of recreation pastime. It gives delight and helps in passing the leisure time. Any activity which is carried on for the sake of earning money ceases to be a source of pleasure. It becomes tiresome. A hobby, on the other hand, is an activity which is carried on entirely for the sake of pleasure which it gives. Thus, teaching is not a source of pleasure for a teacher who undertakes teaching as his profession. But it may be a source of pleasure for one who makes it his hobby.
Hobbies differ from person to person. There are as many hobbies as there are. men and women in the world. Tastes differ and so do hobbies. Someone may have stamp-collecting as his hobby, while another may find pleasure in reading books. Stamp-collecting, collection of coins, photography, swimming, gardening, kite-flying etc. are a few of the common hobbies.
Gardening is my hobby. I derive great pleasure from this hobby. At the back of my house, there is a small plot of land. It is my garden. I grow flowers and some vegetables of the season in this plot. Besides this, I have a number of flower pots in which I have grown some ever-green plants and some flowering plants. I indulge in my hobby early in the morning as soon as I am out of bed, or in the evening after I return from my college. I do not allow my hobby to. come in the way of my studies. I carry on gardening only in my spare time.
My hobby is a good hobby. It is useful in many ways. It gives me pleasure. It refreshes me when I am tired after the day’s hard work. In the morning, it brings me in touch with green plants and flowers. In this way, the lungs are filled with pure air. This is good for health. My hobby is health-giving. Besides this, it provides the family with fresh vegetables. Flowers, which I grow, decorate the house and make it look beautiful. My hobby has another advantage also. It is quite cheap. It does not place any extra burden on my parents.
Everyone should have one or the other hobby. Pakistanis, generally, do not have any hobby. They waste their leisure time in idle gossip. This is bad. They should try to have some hobby. In this matter, they must not be guided by others but should select a hobby which suits their tastes and the circumstances of their lives. Pleasure is the chief end of a hobby, and so the best hobby is one which delights and recreates.