I am definitely going to try to attend some of the Earth Day festivals this weekend in San Francisco. I just wrote about a bunch of them, and in turn, narrowed it down to: Earth Day Marin 2010 and SWAP! NOT SHOP! in Oakland... if I could get someone to take public transit to Oakland with me
So, I tried to hug a tree, but it had a small brier patch growing next to it. After I got stabbed by its thorny needles about a hundred times, I cut that bastard down.
And then I felt bad, so I tried to plant another tree. I dug a five foot hole, fell in and landed on a sharp rock. It didn't tickle.
After I got the tree in, I stood back to admire it. From out of nowhere, it got struck by lightening, cracked, and came crashing down on me. I survived.
Remind me not to hug trees anymore.
Seriously, happy Earth Day! I'm with Princessa and the whole gardening bit - at least, I'm going to try. I'm a former city boy, so this living in the country and planting gardens is a little new to me.. I have my doubts about it though - once, I killed a cactus by accident. Don't ask.
I may cry real soon - as a child, I accidentally killed a beautiful birch tree. No one yelled at me or punished me, but when I saw it die, I was sad and could not understand. The bark was peeling as it does - I did not know it was a natural process. I peeled off too much and had to witness it's gradual demise. Kind of death by starvation.
See, ya learn something new everyday. I didn't know that happened to birch trees.. I've always lived in the city. There are thousands of concrete trees there, but no birch. Now that I'm in the country, these are all things that I have to learn.
fun! I'm also going to plant some from seed. I love watching them grow. I have one of those seedling greenhouses that you can buy. I used to use it in the classroom so the kids could each plant their own seed.
have fun everyone. urbane, get your hands dirty city boy.
lol, they love to see their plants! bean seeds are great because they almost always sprout! last year we planted sunflower seeds and were quite successful. it's great for children to learn to take care of their seedling as it grows into a plant.
so far today I planted from seed some california poppies, carrots, cucumbers and lettuce and repotted a geranium.. which I love their earthy smell. my mom always had flowers all around the house and geraniums were in pots on the front porch steps. so that's where mine are, my one step! also unburied some garden concrete steps that had been grown over with grass.. hope to eventually get to the park.
Every Day is Earth Day to me, because it's the only Earth we have -- Huzzahhh, Earth!
My carbon footprint is only 25% of the average American's and I'll take a look today to see if I can decrease that even further. Now, if I could do something about the people that use 2,025% of the average American use, then I'd be happy, and the Earth happier.
think I will celebrate earth day and ride my horse to the top of the mountain and pick some wildflowers to put on my dining room table,....then work in the garden, plant some red potatoes, put a live trap in my corn hutch, to catch a raccoon that has been helping himself to my corn, work on the fencing, put more wood in my smoke house, work some chicken litter into the soil in the orchard, pick some blooms off, so I wont be overwhelmed with fruit this summer, wash some canning jars I got a yard sell, and then take a nap..... Happy Earth day.....
Sometimes, Padrino, negativity just won't cut it. You should outline why ignoring environmental issues would be good for us or suggest an alternative approach to the environment that is better than the one we have now.
Or, as a final alternative, you should let other people do what they can with the pitiful frameworks that we presently have.