Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Spring has finally sprung here, it's Earth Day, and thoughts naturally turn to gardening. When you look at the picture above, what do you see? We may not see eye to eye, as I see a tub of fresh green lettuce and darker green spinach. It's not there yet, but it will be!

How about this one?

Last year, this pot produced cucumbers that livened up our salads. It may do the same this year or it may take on a different task.

And what do you see here?
A patch of dried up weeds from last season? A section of dirt that needs a lot of work? Look again and see what the earth might provide: tomatoes, green peppers, green beans, and peas (if the rabbits don't get them first).

I see work, yes. But I also see hope, opportunity, and fruitfulness. Thanks, Mother Earth! What about our planet are you thankful for?

For more on gardening, see the site for the National Gardening Association.