Naked Gardening Day – Saturday
If you're out working in your yard or garden this weekend, make sure your neighbor isn't one of the people participating in "World Naked Gardening Day!"
No, I'm not kidding. Saturday, May 6th people around the globe are encouraged to
"tend their portion of the world's garden unclothed as nature intended."
So many things that could go wrong come to mind. Thorns, bug bites, wasp stings, and sun burn where the sun doesn't usually shine for starters. "Tee-hee" 10 year old boys, freaks with drones, people with the capability to capture video on demand, and that neighbor who claims it's not hard to see you when he sweeps the roof of his home.
So, why, you must wonder, would anyone actually garden "naked" on Saturday? Apparently it's supposed to be "fun!". According to the official website of naked gardening (you'll have to Google it, 'cause I don't want to link to it and have you check it out at work, only to have the boss come by your cubicle and ask what the heck you are doing?), naked gardening, and I quote: "is not only a simple joy, it reminds us--even if only for those few sunkissed minutes--that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet."
So, what do you do? Well, according to the website, you're supposed to "find an opportunity to get naked and do some gardening!"
Here's my favorite part. It says you can do it alone, or with friends, or with...family??! Nothing screams awkward family photos on the world wide web like, "naked family gardening!"
Oh...and you're supposed to tell "someone, anyone" about your experience. You're supposed to write down your thoughts and how you felt while enjoying the day, sans clothing in the garden, and send it to the newspaper, post online, or submit your photos and stories to your local gardening club newsletter.
Think I'll pass, and garden in my clothes. I don't want to see my neighbors in the buff near my fence line...and I'm pretty sure they don't want to see me, either.