I took this photo nearly a decade ago (how is that even possible?!) at a small outdoor restaurant along the coast of South Africa. It's an old buoy, but it has always reminded me of the earth.
The Sailor, the Peanut and I just returned from South Africa, and while we were nowhere near this restaurant, we at least enjoyed the outdoors as well as the spoils from Oupa's garden. We missed peach season, but we still had fresh carrots, tomatoes, onions and potatoes to feast on. We were just in time, since much of the garden was gearing up for the winter.
We introduced the Peanut to grass, which he wasn't too sure about at first.
He soon figured that grass was great to crawl in, leaves make wonderful crunchy noises, and Dexter the Wonder Dog is fun to pet.
I got to sit under my favorite tree.
We introduced hammocking to the Peanut as well.
He didn't stay in the hammock long,
but I think he liked the sound of the leaves rustling in the wind.
Earth Day might only come around once a year, but I kind of like the idea of enjoying the outdoors all 365 days.
Now that we're back in the Northern Hemisphere (Spring already sprang while we were away) it's time to think of our own garden. This year we're planting tomatoes, okra, peas, carrots and broccoli, plus maybe a few other goodies.
I'm thinking maybe sunflowers?
Whatever your day brings, I hope it's full of sunshine, and happiness equivalent to leaves crunching in a baby's hand.
Happy Earth Day!