Happy Earth Day
In New England, it’s finally raining! As Earth Day 2012 turns into a cool, wet, spring evening, I would like to say that Naturally Bubbly treats every day like Earth Day. We honor the earth and all the living things on the earth each and every day.
But hey, what about the sun and the moon and the stars? Where would earth be without its sun, moon, and stars, and the rest of the neighborhood, our solar system? So we honor the universe all around us as well. We are all one.
Earth Day – Now What About this Drought?
Local Meteorologists say we are down 8 inches of rain this year already. Hopefully after today and tomorrows rain we’ll be down 5-6 inches. That’s still reason to be concerned about water shortages and plant and animal damage. If you have an irrigation system on your property, you may be facing water rationing.
Green Living involves changing old ways and adopting new ways. One old way that you should consider dropping soon is your chemical dependent lawn. Old-fashioned, chemically treated lawns use up gallons upon gallons of water every summer. Changing your expectations for having that golf course perfect lawn and turning to organic lawn methods would be a huge step toward becoming more green and loving your planet!
Check out the statistics about the severe drought we are facing here in New England in case you did not realize just how bad it’s been. The last good rain we’ve had here in the Boston area was in mid-January! Yikes.
Many areas of the United States have been suffering from drought. Read about it in this usatoday.com article from April 12.
Gardeners, are you worried about our ultra dry spring? First of all give thanks for this slow steady cool rain that is blessing us this Earth Day. Then go to the Garden Web and read about what other New England gardeners are doing to protect their gardens from the lack of rain.
Yesterday in Cambridge, Massachusetts it was dry and sunny. Today in Belmont, Massachusetts it is cool and rainy.