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Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day Every Day is a blog in words and pictures for celebrating and protecting our planet, on Earth Day and throughout the year. We welcome your thoughts and images here.

Earth Day Every Day is a blog in words and pictures for celebrating and protecting our planet, on Earth Day and throughout the year.  We welcome your thoughts and images here.

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Doreen Anderson April 22, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Hi Enumclaw! Earth Day tomorrow. Do you remember the surprise snow for Earth Week 2011? That's not going to happen this year. It's a perfectly wonderful weekend with a gorgeous day coming our way tomorrow. Hopefully we will have dried out by then from the soaker rains which flooded the lawns and paths here. The sunshine is doing its job on them (and on my laundry as well). So...what better time to launch a blog about Earth Day Every Day? If you attend any events, celebrate Earth Day in some way, or see a local acknowledgement, we'd be happy to have you share the info here. Unless you're a senior/elder, you might not know that Enumclaw Senior Center has been celebrating Earth Week and Earth Day for the past eighteen years. Yeah seniors! And yeah, Jobyna! But otherwise, it's pretty hard to find Earth Day events in Enumclaw or on the plateau. So we started having Earth Day parties of our own at the Anderson Garden, to at least acknowledge the day and the value we place on caring for the earth. Tomorrow is our fifth such party, sure to be the best yet, since the weather is actually going to cooperate. (Hey, come join us if you wish, for a potluck at 1 pm.)
Doreen Anderson April 22, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Speaking of the eating part of our event, I'm off to make a dessert. Local rhubarb is in the farmers' markets and produce stands now, and bountiful in some home gardens. Our stalks are still a little short, but I did snitch a few to add to our market purchase and get my measure up to six cups. It's become a tradition to have our first rhubarb of the season on Earth Day (and as often as we can through April and May). More on local and seasonal later....and making it earth day every day!
April Chan April 22, 2012 at 06:40 AM
Welcome to Local Voices, Doreen. I'm so excited to read your blog!
kimberly Lauk April 23, 2012 at 05:30 AM
It was so great to meet you both today and to see you wonderful garden! I didnt know that you liked rhubarb so much or I would have made you a strawberry/rhubarb cake! (I grow rhubarb on the side of my house and LOVE to bake with it) Maybe I can bring you a yummy sample sometime :) ~Kimberly Lauk (Kim's Sweet Dream Cakes)
Marilyn Robb April 24, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Marvelous to hear of the festivities celebrating Earth Day on the other side of the country - Maine here (the other Portland) - enjoying the happenings in Enumclaw. Marilyn Robb
dexterjibs May 01, 2012 at 12:03 AM
My Earth day event was very successful. I burned a bunch of limbs from storm debris then I turned on all my lights and all of them workd. Now, I will use my hard earned money to pay for the electric bill I will receive for having all those lights on. The best part is, I am not asking for tax payers to pay my electric bill and I keep people employed by using that electricity. Great Earth Day once again.
Doreen Anderson May 01, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Hi Dexter Thanks for your comments. Sounds as though you thoroughly enjoyed Earth Day and had as much fun as we did. Did you take any pictures? You could add them to this post. I didn't get any of fires or light bulbs. That storm really left a mess, didn't it? Lots of clean-up left for everyone--limbs still piled up everywhere waiting to be clipped or hauled away. Glad to hear your lights are all working--would hate to think of you being left in the dark. It was probably worth your hard-earned money to check that out. It's good of you to be concerned about keeping people employed--seems your heart is in the right place. Earth Day is every day, so have another great day.
dexterjibs May 02, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Doreen, I have never met you buy I can tell you are a genuinely nice person. Thanks for having patience with my warped sense of humor. Unfortunately I don't have any photos but I still do have alot to clean up. Have a great day.
Doreen Anderson May 03, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Hi Dexter, Your Earth Day report was fun to read and I enjoyed writing back to you. I try to believe people can have different perspectives and still like and care about each other. And that if we really had a chance to share even more, we'd find a lot of common ground. So no problem with your humor--please do write whatever you're thinking. Your fans will be disappointed if you don't! I'm kind of expecting you to report on my local/seasonal food blog # 3 about your weekly FedEx delivery of Australian lamb or something like that.... BTW, if you get the rest of those limbs burned by next Earth Day, you can take a break from your chores and come to our party. (Maybe we'll have light bulbs for door prizes.) Thanks for writing.

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