Happy Earth Day. Today I am grateful for the rain that mother earth is providing for all the beautiful spring blooms, buds, all the seeds I planted this week and the overflow from our roof that’s going into our rain barrel!
As I reflect on Earth Day, I have to say thanks to my HS Environmental science teacher for so passionately sharing his love of the environment with me. My parents did their fair share too but if it wasn’t for Corky I might not be an avid composter, Master Gardener and recycler today. I remember the first Earth Day I celebrated in DC in my senior year of HS. A couple of friend and I skipped classes and headed down to the mall for the big Earth Day celebration, concert and vendors etc. Any excuse for us to get out of class was a good one come final weeks of senior year! It was so hot that day that many people waded into the reflecting pool by the Capital to cool off. We would surely have been escorted to a cell if we tried that sort of thing today! Ah, the good old days.
Never the less, I did stop and reminess upon this day as I was downtown yesterday taking in all the gorgeous spring blooms around the mall. There are so many beautiful gardens in DC. Some are right out in the open and some are meandering between the many museums.
I’ll be celebrating Earth Day tomorrow when the rain clears up by heading to the local park I hike in and picking up trash. If you are in DC this weekend (or wherever you are!), do enjoy all the beautiful April showers and flowers. This is also the last weekend of the annual Orchid exhibit at the Natural History Museum. This year they did not dissapoint!
What will you be doing to celebrate and honor Mother Earth?
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