Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mark Your Calendar: World Naked Gardening Day

I know you guys have been waiting all year for this one: Saturday, May 3 is the fourth annual World Naked Gardening Day.

Why go clothes-optional in your garden? "First of all, it's fun!" proclaims the WNGD site, which goes on to invite folks to "tend their portion of the world's garden clothed as nature intended," and includes this touching poetic tribute to the practice:

by Michael Aitken

In Winter, when the trees are bare,
We mortals don our winter wear.
In Spring, when trees begin to dress,
We mortals then start wearing less,
Until, for some, with Summer's heat
The role reversal is complete.

So, um, there you have it.

(Warning: Photos on the World Naked Gardening Day website are sweet and harmless in that "hairy middle-aged European nudist" sort of way. But as they do depict hairy middle-aged European nudists doing what they do, are probably NSFW.)


JackeeG4glamorous said...

May 3rd huh? I can hardly wait! Are protective gloves allowed? I wouldn't want to prick my finger on a thorn.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Kelly Clarkson is much of a gardener?

Anonymous said...

How about I garden shoe-less and glove-less this year and try to muster the courage to go topless next year?


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