In a normal universe, we would likely be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22) outside, perhaps at a large event venue. Even before this popular annual event, volunteers typically gather in various locations during April to clean up litter in the parks, rivers, creeks, and beaches.
Staying on TOP of garbage and debris pick-up by participating in community clean-up days helps keep our natural areas and leisure spaces fresh and inviting.
Speaking of the universe, two weeks ago, we had a pink super moon event, one I happily captured with my Lumix FZ 300! Without the moon’s gravitational influence on tides and weather, life on Mother Earth might look quite different.
In My Universe
My plan for Earth Day this year is to simply stay home and play in my backyard garden. By staying on top of planting…
My sunflower seedlings were ready to be planted.
Within a few short months, they’ll go from this…
…to this, a half-open sunflower from 2018…
…And, finally, to this! All grown up (from 2019)!
The rest of my deck garden is close to bursting with flowers!
To help spread the love of sunflowers, I sent a package of various seeds from last year’s sunflower crop to my daughter, so she can plant her own!
What can YOU do to honor our Earth?
This article, 13 Small Things You Can Do to Help the Earth Every Day lists simple things you can do to help our Earth. Some of these I do regularly:
- Use your own grocery bags
- Re-use your coffee mug and water bottle (we do this on road trips, too)
- Buy in-season produce. Our local farmer’s markets are still open on weekends! Support your local growers and buy their produce.
- Plant Your Own Garden. Check out Author Cathleen Townsend’s recent post Be Prepared: Plant a Garden.
I suppose during the current pandemic, gasoline emissions are down due to folks not driving their vehicles as much.
I’m excited to see what you might share for the theme “Mother Earth.” Remember, you can link all week!