Putting Fingers to Keyboard....#WQ...Theme: Earth Day

It's another week of  Wednesday Quotes, hosted by Marsha from Always Write. If you're interested in joining, you can find more about #WQ here

This weeks theme is Earth Day and Gardening day.

 I haven't had a garden in a few years. I used to have one in a larger area of our property, but then when my neighbors (who had dogs) moved, the deer came back and helped themselves. Then I moved on to containers by my porch and they did well a few times, but then the last few years they didn't produce as well. My dream would be to have some raised beds with nice paths between them. I do have about 10 blueberry bushes that give me an amazing harvest each year. I may try again sometime to do more containers. I love the idea of growing our own food. If I didn't work, I'd perhaps even have a few chickens. 

As for Earth Day I'm not sure how I feel about many of the thoughts out there, but I do believe that we have a responsibility to take care of the earth and the land we inhabit. That everything is tied together and we need to take care of what we've been given stewardship over. It saddens me to see so much green space disappearing. I love nature, I love being surrounded by it. I'm all for growth and progress...I just wish it wasn't always at the expense of the beauty of the land. I hate being out and about and seeing litter everywhere. I hate all the waste and garbage that litters the city due to the homeless crisis. I am a proponent of trying to reduce waste and I enjoy donating things and buying second hand, trying to keep things out of the landfills for as long as possible. I'm not perfect at it, but I try to do my best.

I hope you enjoy the quotes I found and a few photos.

Spending time on Orcas Island was such a beautiful time. 
The beach is such a calming place to be! But it's also a place where you see trash washing up on shore. 

I took a quick trip to our local tulip fields to get a few photos before I went to work. I need to go back. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers.

On Orcas Island in the woods, it was fun to see how nature grows and adapts. 

We visited the San Juan Sculpture Park and all throughout the property were quotes and poems written by  local island resident, zoologist and poet. The above poem and sculpture below made me think a bit of our theme and of our #WQ group. The Sculpture park is fascinating with a variety of sculptures that rotate regularly and are available for purchase. 

The time I did have a bigger garden...a bit "messy" but it produced and it was fun. 

Container gardening on my porch.

With Joy Unquenchable,


  1. You've included some wonderful quotes! And the photo of the tulips - fabulous. Tulips are among my favorite flowers. Visiting from WQ today.

    1. Thank you Kym. It's always fun looking for great quotes.

  2. I love the wildflower quote! LOL I agree with you about trash. It is so bad in Visalia along the freeway that I want to hop out of the car and pick it up. I don't understand why people want to throw trash. I also love the mosquito quote. I'll have to remember that the next time I see trash on the road or pathway. Just pick it up and glare at the person who dropped it! I wonder if glaring helps. Beautiful post, my friend.

    1. Thanks Marsha! It's so fun picking out quotes. So hard seeing all the trash.

  3. What a fabulous celebration of nature & Earth Day! The Cicero quote is such fun: I have only a balcony garden (tended by Loving Husband) and books squeezed every spare corner ... would that count?

    1. I just realised my comment was posted under "Anonymous" - correcting that with my info here.


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