Monday, April 23, 2007

Some do Earth Day and Some do not



Mr. Pop’s Earth Day began early yesterday as he was off to the beach to check for any nesting birds in a construction area. After his task was accomplished we were off to the nursery to buy more tomato plants, herbs, seeds, flowers and fun stuff like that. We came home and Mr. Pop spent the rest of the day planting and mulching our new green things. I was the overseer and patio sunbathing book reader.

Our neighbor spent the greater part of his Earth Day spraying insecticide all around his house and yard. Some people just don’t get it.

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About the pictures. See the one with the wind toys or as I call them “Spangdanglers”, hanging on the shepherd’s hook? See the hole in the ground with all the sand around it? That’s the home of Sunny, our resident gopher tortoise.

29 Comments:

Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Very nice!

We're on a quest for natural grasses around our place.

Last year we had our mini garden on the side of the house. Looks like it will now be in back.

That sand almost looked like snow at first. ; )

April 23, 2007 2:21 AM  
Blogger Katharine said...

Lovely photos! And thank you, Mr. Pop, for looking out for the birds.

April 23, 2007 4:14 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

We try to be GREEN every day, but we can always do more. We didn't do anything "Earth Day" specific though.

April 23, 2007 4:35 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

The gopher tortoise is sitting down in his hole laughing. He lives in luxury and has a gardener and security guard who have the illusion that this is their home. But, he sighs, "They are harmless." Now we know why he doesn't live next door.

April 23, 2007 4:54 AM  
Blogger Sue Woo said...

I spent my Earth Day in the garden too! That earth is now under my fingernails. gcgogchz

April 23, 2007 4:55 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

nice-looking earth day garden! My plan was to spend it whacking down the weeds in my yard but it was too soaked from rain. So I went freewayblogging instead!

April 23, 2007 5:12 AM  
Blogger Madcap said...

Missed it. My earth is still mostly frozen up here in the sub-arctic.

April 23, 2007 6:29 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

I love it that Sunny has a reserved and protected place in your garden. Did Mr.PoP plant him some food as well?

April 23, 2007 6:50 AM  
Blogger roger said...

a nice division of, well, not labor, but observation of earth day. someone doing the labor and someone doing the requisite contemplation. nice “Spangdanglers”!!

April 23, 2007 7:27 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Is a gopher tortise a tortise who goes fer coffee, at a really slow pace?

I purchased energy offsets yesterday.

April 23, 2007 7:37 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

We spent Earth Day in the yard too. It seemed like the right thing to do, taking care of our little patch of it, and being grateful for all of the beauty.

Roger's right, those are very nice "spangdanglers."

What kind of nests was Mr. PoP looking for, and did he find them?

April 23, 2007 7:45 AM  
Blogger Women on the Verge said...

We spent the day checking out the local wildlife... and tangling with a snapping turtle...

E

April 23, 2007 8:10 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Patricia,
Diva's comment just cracked me up. And the picture of women on the verge is too much.

Okay,
The tomatoes. I love a home grown tomato. How do you keep the critters out of them?

April 23, 2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

Yep, nothing quite says Earth Day like the fresh smell of dilluted forms of DDT.

I hope the wind is blowing in the right direction.

April 23, 2007 9:22 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

Gopher Tortoise? Those are knows as Hoover Chickens in lower Alabama.

April 23, 2007 9:30 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Glad to see you are sharing the land with the tortoise. Nobody needs to eat one of those these days.
OOh, um, our garden is coming1 It's just resting a bit longer...

April 23, 2007 11:03 AM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

Nice garden. Glad to know that some are in the spirit of Earth Day.

April 23, 2007 11:03 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Thanks for the pretties!POP,
Zelda and I were out today in her yard, she has a lovely yard and works at it soooo much. She gave me some raspberry canes and creeping ivy and some other thing I cant remember the name of. It is definately warmer in the North East we had to go in before 11am.Now I have to find time to plant-oyeh I am retiring the end of the week, have 1/2 days most of this week so guess I will have time

April 23, 2007 12:44 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Great pics, PoP. For me earth day is not driving, walking instead of taking the bus when possible, taking my own net bags to the store, and opposing Bush. Earth Day is 365 days a year.

April 23, 2007 1:01 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...

... spraying insecticide all around his house and yard.

Shoulda sprayed him with the hose. Garden is looking good POP.

April 23, 2007 2:21 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...

They both look so comfy.

April 23, 2007 2:22 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...

Ooops the above should be on the post below ... sorry.

April 23, 2007 2:22 PM  
Blogger Floridacracker said...

Proof that gophers are easy to live with. I live with approximately 10 on my place, but you are demonstrating that even on a small, neatly manicured lot gophers can coexist with us.

April 23, 2007 3:47 PM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

I was the overseer and patio sunbathing book reader.

It is definitely a fine thing to have somebody around whose handy in the garden!

April 23, 2007 4:58 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

love spangdanglers-spent earth day sneezing and playing in yard too. Pollen just dont like me!

April 23, 2007 8:44 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

I was the overseer and patio sunbathing book reader.
Hmmm!! I have one like that, as well. What is it with you girls and dirty dirt?:)

That's a beautiful yard!! We spray for ants, directly around our foundation, and that's it. "Chemical Cowboy's", I call the "spray everything in the yard" crowd. That and a few other words.

April 24, 2007 12:42 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

Show the tortoise!

April 24, 2007 1:05 AM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

I LOVE that dude's got his own "front door" right in the middle of your yard!!!

Awesome! :-)))

April 25, 2007 7:54 AM  
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