Thursday, April 22, 2021

Earth Day

What a perfect day to stand on my soap box and shout out our need to be stewards of Mother Earth!  Traveling the freeways and back roads of our country means...using a quote from A Tale of Two Cities...it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 


When we arrived home our piece of Mother Earth was in the process of putting on a show.  We have been looking forward to seeing what this piece of Mother Earth was going to share with us.  And, even with the horrific ice and wind storm that did much damage this winter she did not disappoint!


The road leading up the hill to our neighborhood is the most brilliant mix of color...like viewing my entire collection of threads!  It is fun to enjoy what pops up and G and I spent the first day home prepping and planting our raised bed vegetable and herb garden!  On his mother's side G comes from farming stock and we have in the past tried to be gardeners...sometimes with mixed results...but, boy do we get excited when we see a tomato in our yard, LOL.  I'll have to tell you a funny story on the Quilt Roadie channel about my lack of farming skills!


To honor Mother Earth we planted an apple tree...it is in full bloom...and according to our "pocket Robin" which is what some of us call my friend Robin because she is like a pocket of information...it will get pollinated by the Bees in the area.  Even if it doesn't produce fruit (Golden Delicious) it will still be a beautiful tree!


I leave you with a virtual hug and encouragement to make a quilt today...afterall it is made from cotton!!!
 

6 comments:

  1. How lovely and green just like my neighbourhood. Enjoy having fun in the dirt and Earth Day.

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    1. it was a chilly Earth day but we enjoyed it anyway!

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  2. I love your beautiful tree, and I bet you have apples someday! I am creating today...don't you just love what we do???

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    1. I do so much...it bring so much comfort to my soul.

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  3. We planted so many fruit trees over the past two years. Most of them in pairs as it takes two to produce fruit. A very few are self pollinators. My rhodies are just beginning to bloom. Still have lots of clean up to do. Tomorrow I will start on a new quilt for my grandson's "big boy" bed. Ordered the dinosaur kit from The Stitchin Post with extra fabric to make it a bit larger.

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  4. Actually today, I am going to plant my 4 by 8 ft raised veg garden....

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