Earth Day Message

April 22nd, 2017

Instead of the 3Rs, we have 5: Reuse, Recycle, Restore, Replenish, Reduce

After sorting through all the information I have on Earth Day, I have decided to make it a regular part of my line-up and have asked my web guru to put another category on the lefthand side of the Home Page entitle Environmental Issues or Earth Day, Every Day. So each month I will have at least one posting on the environment, especially those related to food: organics, pesticides, women farmers, eating lower on the food chain, eating fresh, etc.

One reason for this came accidentally, when my husband was trying to fix something on the TV and Ellen was on. In her opening statement, she talked about Earth day and bemoaned the fact that we should be celebrating it every day, using the logo I have been using: Earth Day, Every Day!

That sealed my decision, not only because I admire Ellen, but because it is an issue that needs to be addressed regularly, whether you believe in Global Warning or not. I actually believe in Global Warning, that is, Mother Nature sending all the heavy storms and environmental issues we are facing to wake us up to the fact that we need to take care of the planet ona daily basis.

So celebrate Earth Day in a positive way, employing at least one of the 5 Rs. I plan to walk to the Post office to mail some letters instead of driving there, shop in a health food store and buy loose organic produce instead of pre-packaged organic produce, and give my compost to a friend starting a garden. (I actually froze some of it so it would not smell up the kitchen.)

Remember, tread lightly on Mother Earth!

The Symphony* of Spring: Mother Nature At Work & Play

April 20th, 2017

NOTE: Since Mother Nature and “Earth Day, Every Day” go hand-in-hand, this poem can be counted as #5 for my Earth Day countdown as well as part of Poetry Month.


Spring’s symphonic overture is cheery and bright;
a rainbow of colors that Mother Nature brings to light.

Source: In front of our front door of our building


Then come the brisk and lively first movement thrills,
with forsythia, cherry trees, tulips, & daffodils. 



The 2nd movement: a lyrical display of magnolia & dogwood;
blooming ev’ry spring to bring on the good.

Source: Googled pictures of different kinds of magnolia trees


By the 3rd movement spring’s energy is deep as a well,
with green trees dancing in the breeze of “Show & Tell.”

Source: Neighborhood Trees


The finale: a rollicking canvas with flowers of ev’ry kind;
a colorful spring symphony that fills your mind!

Source: Rutgers Gardens


* From the Internet: With rare exceptions, the four movements of a symphony conform to a standardized pattern. The first movement is brisk and lively; the second is slower and more lyrical; the third is an energetic minuet (dance) or a boisterous scherzo (“joke”); and the fourth is a rollicking finale.”