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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

My 2010 Earth Day started early this morning by spending an hour in my backyard, pulling some weeds, tilling the soil, planting some anxious plants and enjoying the sunshine among my "friends" (birds having breakfast, plants with drops of moisture clinging to their leaves and flowers starting to burst forth).

It felt so good.

I reflected upon that first Earth Day in the spring forty years ago...

I was a sophmore in high school.

I distinctly remember that the door was closing on the permited use of DDT in controlling pests on crops.

I remember pollution was a big problem in the bay area.

And I remember thinking each of us must do our share in taking care of our planet.

You might wonder, how can I take better care of my little spot on earth?

Some suggestions can be found here and here (just added the 2nd one)

So, between today and tomorrow, this is how I plan to celebrate Earth Day:

plant my tomato plants

and rake the leaves in the front yard

and place them in the compost

and pull the copius amounts of weeds

and walk home from work

and stop by DeMartini to pick up some fruits/vegetables

and place them in my canvas bag

and have a meatless dinner

and fill the recycle bins (pick up is tomorrow)

and find an estate sale.

How will you hug/kiss/love our earth?



Anonymous said...

Did you do everything you planned on doing for Earth Day?

Packet of Seeds said...

Yes indeedee!

Jeanette said...

Just caught up on your always beautiful blog. Love it all.