The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. The Vietnam War was raging, and it was a very tumultuous period. We all wanted to be Flower Children. My hubby recalls Earth Day specifically as he flew out and back that same day from Connecticut to the midwest for a college visit.
The photo pictured above is one of my favorites that I took while on a camping trip to Cape Cod (come visit us!) shoreline. I can’t imagine living anywhere that isn’t close to some type of water or anything nautical ~ specifically the ocean, but I’ll take a lake. Summer and Fall are my favorite seasons. I love the smell of the salt water, marshes, (my family disagrees with me here,) the scrub pine needles.
I love the four seasons; scents of beach Rose Begosa; and sand between my toes. Nothing is more peaceful than falling asleep to the sound of lapping waves. Cape Cod, Massachusetts has got to be one of my favorite places on the planet. I prefer to think of it in the past tense ~ think “Summer of ’42” ~ when it wasn’t so crowded, and “discovered”. You can’t beat Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard for tranquility. Ask Hillary Clinton or Bill Clinton. I’m looking forward to camping there again with my family and 3 grandchildren.
So much has changed since 1970. I’m a retired Baby Boomer now. Not only do I not look the same, but I know the earth isn’t the same as I remember, either. Prior to retirement, my professional career focused on Energy Conservation and heavily promoted Green Clean Products, Energy Efficiency, Solar, Wind Power, Renewable Energy, Fire Prevention, Environmental Protection, Recycling, Water Conservation and Natural Resources. I was responsible for researching trends on a daily basis and keeping up with current events. What I saw wasn’t very pretty.
I like to be frugal, upcycle, repurpose and reuse so I make these crochet dishcloths that are earth friendly and made from all natural cotton. You kind find them in my Moomettes Magnificents shop along with many other pretty colors !
Do something special this year in honor of the day. Save the Earth, for your children and grandchildren.
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