Housesitting, Musings of ordinary life

World Naked Gardening Day.

Planting flowers,

getting down and dirty,

listening to bees, birds and rustling trees.  

It’s called Gardening, and it’s an activity I relish. 

Add more interest and do it on May 6th as it’s

World Naked Gardening Day.

When I do get this overwhelming urge to connect with mother earth [funnily enough I don’t have the urge to do it naked, which is a blessing!].  I can usually scratch that itch when we are housesitting.  Look I have even been know to eliminate weeds from a driveway when the owners had a gardener, and she selfishly got rid of all the weeds.

Jake the dog and the overseer.

“Enjoy mowing lawns! You must be joking?”. It’s true mowing lawns is fun, and it keeps you fit as long as you don’t use a ride on!  So feel self-righteous, get fit, and, mow the lawns!.

Timmy supervising.

    A while ago, approximately 9 years ago, we had a small orchard and grew olives and passionfruit, and I had a few machines some more reliable than others!  I am sure a couple of our former neighbours could testify to my mowing abilities!

Our backyard and neighbourhood change on a regular basis, as do the everyday experiences of how a garden is used.  Which brings me to the subject of community gardens.  I absolutely love this concept, as it allows people who have no land to lease a plot.  For others, it may be to combine socialising with gardening.  Whatever the reason I am happy that this age-old tradition is still enjoyed by many.

Gardening from above, in the grounds of the castle
The perfect combination. Vegetables, trees, and flowers.
A walk down into a valley and a community garden on the hillside.


Then there are those special moments;

While sitting on garden seat,

we find ourselves remembering people we love,

when seeing a rose or a blooming wisteria,

we often say,

“They would enjoy seeing that.”


Here is to us all

17 thoughts on “World Naked Gardening Day.”

  1. Hmmm, something to remember the next time I’m in a garden that isn’t surrounded by houses. My husband and I like to mow our lawn, too. We use a manual push mower, the kind without an engine!

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