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Venus Verticordia by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

It would have gone by me completely unnoticed except for a blogger I follow (Chaz at Dustbury). Yup, you read correctly. Today is World Naked Gardening Day. There’s even a website which encourages, not just nakedness in your own garden, but quick forays into public garden spaces for a little guerrilla naturalist gardening.

Damn, and I’ve just spent all that time planting corn and sunflowers fully clothed. (Me, that is, not the corn and sunflowers.) Think of the laundry I could have saved had I known.

 

Could you have been one of the models for Bernini's Apollo and Daphne? Then you have my permission to come to Two Terrier Vineyards and do a little naked gardening.

Could you have been one of the models for Bernini's Apollo and Daphne? Then you have my permission to come to Two Terrier Vineyards and do a little naked gardening.

However chances are, this momentous occasion would not have been observed here at Two Terrier Vineyards. First, I’m of the old fashioned and judgmental opinion that, if your body couldn’t have been used as one of the models for Bernini’s Daphne and Apollo, you probably shouldn’t be gardening naked, at least not in full view of the public. (As Exhibit A, see the masthead for the website of World Naked Gardening Day.) Secondly, it’s intermittently pouring here in the West. And as Chaz points out from Oklahoma: “It’s not, after all, “World Naked Falling Into The Very Cold Mud Day.”

 

But in the spirit of the day, I’m going to search the photo archives and see what nakedness I can find from Two Terrier Vineyards to mark the occasion.

 

Here’s an insect that I think is called a Damselfly. Damsel sounds like something that would be naked in a discreet Victorian sort of way.

Well, whatever that red one is called, here’s a blue one.

Here’s a shot of some pollywogs and a water skeeter. I don’t think they’re dressed.

Yes, everyone is frolicking unclothed and unconcerned until a manic terrier leaps into the water. He’s not naked, but his fur is very thin.

Okay, that’s our contribution to World Naked Gardening Day. Not very exciting. But then again, check back to that WNGD website. I think you’ll be glad WE were discreet.

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