Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Hard to believe it has been 38 years since the first Earth Day.

In celebration, here is a Day Lily that is probably blooming early because of a really warm microclimate in a corner next to the house ...

... or is it global warming? (I have no way of knowing, because this is the first year for this particular variety in my yard. It was transplanted late last spring.)

Some parts of the country have gotten worse since 1970, particularly some around where I live, but others have spectacularly improved. For example, the Cuyahoga River no longer catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, and the water quality in Lake Erie has improved some ... albeit with the help of the invasive zebra mussel.

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