The Fountain of Youth…

Narayan was a bit mischievous this past winter and as a result I had to re-construct our garden fountain. During the winter he poked the bottom of the fountain and somehow punctured the rubber/plastic fountain lining. I tried my best to patch it up…but the water kept leaking. So in the end I had to rebuild the water fountain which is a project. This will have been the third time doing so since we bought our home. Here are some before and after pictures of the fountain project. The biggest challenge is puzzling all the rock pieces and making sure that the water flows where it is supposed to.

It’s great having a fountain. It creates such a nice atmosphere. Are any of you garden enthusiasts? I love working out in the garden. After long hours on the computer it has a way of "grounding" me.

Here is what it looks like after I de-constructed the fountain and took the plastic liner and rocks off.


After I finished the fountain.  


I built a swing set too, so that Narayan would have some more fun things to do at home. Charanjeet is checking out the wood…and Arjan is taking the swing for a test drive. 

10 Responses to “The Fountain of Youth…”

  1. Gurjeet SIngh says:

    Hey ! im crazy about plants and trees. We have a pot garden, approximately around 40 pots. It all started with my Pita ji with 10 pots. He loves greenary. I am always facinated by these miracles of nature. Every year before spring me and dad would replace the old soil with new compost. And i watched him doing every single pot. Now, i have taken over totally …Im the BOSS…lol
    To the older version i have added a new collection of plants, with different leaf and flower texture. I asked dad once that what if i turn those old plants into Bonsais, he will get really annoyed and say you just watch what i will do to you if you touch any roots or branch to miniature my plants… i always tease him with this… its fun. Those that my dad planted are well over 30 yrs old and i wish never disappoint my dad, by maintaining them well. Its really good to have visitors in the garden butterflies, lizards, humming birds… thats what encourages me, afterall all of this belongs to them. But there is not much space, the ground is hard concrete. i wish i could add a fountain just like yours perhaps an aquarium !

  2. Meher Kaur says:

    The fountain looks great! Wahe Guru!

  3. Navneet Singh says:

    Good job done for the kids.

  4. PritamSingh says:

    Please be careful with baby girl having to do with the water.

    With only Love in mind


  5. Jaskooner Singh says:

    Hi Gurmustuk,

    Green space is great for children, I have two boys myself. I am trying to build more of a zen or buddhist type area in my garden. The only thing that came to my mind when I saw your pond is what precautions you have taken to make sure none of yours kids falll in?

    Here in Scotland we have add a number of cases like this so all our parents are totally paranoid about this type of case.



  6. Rest easy… I am always right next to charanjeet…so she is safe. I’m not worried about Narayan (he can swim).

  7. Anonymous says:

    Really pretty fountain! :) I’m sure your kids love it! And garden work is always extremely fun, it’s wonderful to interact with beautiful nature. There’s something very peaceful and calming about it! I wish I had more time to do some of my own..:)

  8. Antonia D'Onofrio says:

    Gurmustuk ji

    It took more than 24 hours for me to finaly “get” the title “Fountain of Youth”! That is really hilarious. And it looks as if Charanjeet has given the one and only seal of approval to your efforts. Before you know it she will be dedicating schools, parks and highways.


  9. Gurdip Singh Samra says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa. Waheguru Ji ki Fateh, I saw clips on Miri Piri Academy, Amritsar.I haven’t words to tell my happyness how brilliant the students there are.This will spread Sikhi all world with Guru’s grace.

  10. Sukhjit says:

    Dear Veer Ji ,

    It is always nice to see you and your family and now a days when Charanjeet is doing well. ( my Grand Fahter name is same).

    Bahji , i just want to ask you that i am looking for some lines from Guru Granth Sahib and can you please let me know the best way to search online.