Yes, it is that time again. A favorite holiday it would seem since I seem to get so many views of this post. So, what the heck. Here it comes around again, for old times sake.
The first Saturday in May is World Naked Gardening Day. No kidding. Yes, yours truly used to often garden in the buff in her younger days. That free spirit Edna St. Vincent Millay also used to garden and weed in the nude at her beloved Steepletop estate in New York. Known for her wild ways, she famously wrote, "My candle burns at both ends." I just love her.
Alas, after a bout with skin cancer and my aging skin and body, I no longer garden without clothing and a hat. It is much cooler without them though. Oh, and yes, I got caught several times gardening nude. I either ran like a linebacker back to the house or grabbed a workshirt hanging on the tomato cages nearby. Oddly, I wasn't mortified nor embarrassed. I was pissed - usually confronted the interlopers to let them know that I knew they saw me. Mind you, I live on a farm and do not abide those who show up unannounced. Nevertheless, happy Naked Gardening Day this weekend.