Monday, April 22, 2013

MondayUPs



Usually on Mondays... I feature things having to do with recycling... upcycling...etc.
I call these posts MondayUPs... because Monday's can be rough. In celebration of my 15th year selling my handmade stuff... I am featuring things I've seen on blogs, on the internet, in books... wherever inspiration strikes! On making new items from old goods.

Today... however... is my birthday.
It is also EARTH DAY.

And so I thought I would post a little about the history of Earth Day.

Started in 1970... it was the brainchild of a Senator Gaylord Nelson... from Wisconsin. Some say it was in response to a recent oil spill in California... others say he was inspired by the protests of the VietNam era... and wanted something ecologically themed.
Either way... it's been around awhile... and there is now a whole network associated with the cause.


To me... I have always been sort of a "hippie child.".... I love trees, gardening, walking in the woods collecting photos of botanical subjects... smelling the earth... walking barefoot... you get the idea. I have a penchant for wearing flouncy skirts and natural fabrics. I wear essential oils instead of perfume. Anyway... I have made a practice of planting something on Earth Day for several years now... and this year is no exception. And so today... I am working a little on my potted herb garden.. .and enjoying the nice weather.


I received some lovely flowers from my mother, brother and nephew... and they are gracing my living room. The flower shot (above) is of some flowers my dear husband gave me :)

Below is a photo of one of our locust trees (I love it... it is very fern-like in appearance)... and of one of our afternoon visitors... amongst the hollyhocks.


And here are some links about Earth Day: