Friday, March 15, 2013

Clean City: March Awakens Us.

We have longer days, more sunshine, melting snow, March madness (basketball), town meeting and voting. It must be spring in Vermont. Flower and seed catalogs are coming in sprouting with ideas soon to be planted, nourished and in time harvested.  The plumage of the goldfinches at our bird-feeders is becoming golden once again, shedding drab yellow feathers as we shed winter. Maple sap bubbles within entrenched roots waiting for nature’s call to flow through tree veins as though convalescing after a long hibernation.  
     Soon daffodils and crocuses will do push ups through the remaining snow brazenly showing their colors atop a frosty white bedspread.

      Schoolchildren already display Green Up Day posters and poems showing us their optimism and faith Vermont will soon be green again. (See my web site for Green Up Day poster and writing winning selections.)

          No longer need we wait for the sidewalk plow, salt trucks, or a stubborn thermometer to rise. Consider walking to town meeting. Smell and sight springs seduction.

          It is inspiring to be in spring. A fellow litter picker by the name of Eef Flo of Belgium posted this quote, “We spend our days waiting for the ideal path to appear in front of us, but what we forget is that paths are made by walking, not by waiting.”

          Plan your garden, picture green vegetables, and practice picking up litter in preparation for Green Up Day. 

It is beautiful weather for lean and clean litter walks. 

Spring has sprung. Do not miss our truly awakening and inspiring season-spring. Make it a lean and clean one, pick up litter as you walk for a better you and a better world.

Litter Picking is an All Season Sport.     

See April 2012 Vermont backyard flowers @