Thursday, May 4, 2017

The 13th annual World Naked Gardening Day Is Saturday, May 6th, 2017 !!!!...Be There Or Be Square..... Because In Winter, when the trees are bare, We mortals don our winter wear. In Spring, when trees begin to dress, We mortals then start wearing less, Until, for some, with Summer's heat The role reversal is complete.


“There’s not much body acceptance around, so the idea is to get people to try it. Maybe they will realise that the human body is OK, and also beautify the earth a little bit

Get ready for the Annual World Naked Gardening Day ...WNGD!...  People across the globe are encouraged, on the first Saturday of May, to tend their portion of the world's garden unclothed as nature intended.

Started by Mark Storey for the Body Freedom Collaborative movement, the event is dedicated to making “non-sexual social nudity” more acceptable.

Gardening has a timeless quality, and anyone can do it: young and old, singles or groups, the fit and infirm, urban and rural. 

An elderly lady in a Manhattan apartment can plant new annuals in her window box. Families can rake leaves in their back yard. Freehikers can pull invasive weeds along their favorite stretch of trail. 

More daring groups can make rapid clothes-free sorties into public parks to do community-friendly stealth cleanups.

Why garden naked? 

First of all, it's fun! Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude. Moreover, our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment.

Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds us--even if only for those few sunkissed minutes--that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet. 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mirror Mirror In The Garden

Instead of a Mirror Ball
I've Created A Mirror Window
First I Painted on the Mirror
An outline of a Star Sunflower
With Yellow Acrylic Paint

That red thing in the middle
is the above head hummingbird
feeder reflected in the mirror
which I thought was a nice
natural touch that I had not
anticipated when I reviewed
the picture in my photo stream

Then I filled in the star flower
and added the words

Then I etched out the middle,
added oil pastels of blue and orange

And Presto
is done
It took me an hour
and will add beauty and wonder
to my garden
by reflecting the many
flowers, veggies, birds, bees,
butterflies, moths. ants
insects, pollinators,
that help make a garden grow

The Garden Is Springing Up & Out All Over

The Pink and White Magnoglia
Blossoms against the clear blue
Daffodils a plenty

violets with old  treee
 leaves from last year

Violets galore

you gotta love 'em

they're sweet smelling

 The Pink Bush
whose name I do not know
but a bush by any other name would
be as pretty

 I'll name it Pinky

Gorgeous Magnolia

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Geting Ready for the New Year of Gardening & Artistry


'To do weed or not to do weed that is the question?'
It's Hard Believe it's been 7 years since
I took this Garden Pic.
I'm Getting Ready for this Garden Season
with Heirloom Seeds That Arrived
Yesterday in The Mail
Thank You Terra's Edibles
from Canada
I love your heirloom seeds

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This Is What A Wintered Over Kale TREE Looks Like---WOW

I'm sure this is unusual--
It's an ordinary Kale Plant
That survived last winter
and is still growing to this day
and does not show signs of dying anytime soon
It's Flowered Already
But continues to be green and still growing

Strawberries, A YUGE Pumpkin Plant, & A Sweet Smelling, Bee Attracting, Gorgeous Bush

The Shortcake is Awaiting
This Pumpkin From This Pumpkin Plant is Gonna be YUGE...Just Look at those Leaves
This Bush Attracts The Most Bees
And Smells So Sweet, It Sends You
To A Heady Place

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sweet William, A Red Breasted Grosbeak, & A Newly Hatched Butterfly In the 2016 Garden

A RedBreasted Grosbeak at the Birdfeeder
Sweet William
A Newly Hatched Butterfly
Letting It's Wings Dry Out
From Being In The Cocoon

Flowers in the 2016 Garden

Forget Me Nots

White Peony