Now that Springtime is here, nature responds and welcomes all with a colorful and grand display of all that it has to offer! The new season reminds us that it is truly great to be alive during this renewal of this vibrant return of life in our outdoor environment!
Here in the Commonwealth of Virginia (this state’s official name), tomorrow, April 17, 2021, through next Saturday, April 24, 2021, is this year’s Virginia Garden Week. This state is located in the middle Atlantic region of this country, which borders on the eastern coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The designated week celebrates the return of spring and the blossoming of horticultural delights from the mountains to the beaches and everywhere in between!
Garden Week in Virginia is traditionally a time to admire and enjoy the early blossoms of the newly arrived season. Many of the historic sites maintain the gardens on their property as close as possible to the actual originals. This particular week allows them to showcase the flora and to entice continued visits to these places as the flowering evolves from spring into summer. It is also a proven “tourist tool” as it has drawn the adventuresome and their money to countless gift shops and restaurants!
Of course, many schools frequently take advantage of Virginia Garden Week to teach students the lessons of gardening and the care of plants. For many, it is one of the few occasions when such information is received.
Unfortunately, there are no “clothing optional” public gardens located in Virginia. This means that we bare practitioners are unable to fully enjoy a return to milder weather with moderate outdoor temperatures – unless we are encased in burdensome clothes. Granted, it isn’t quite the time of year where clothes freedom is comfortable all day long. The overnight temperatures can be chilly and nudity isn’t recommended until late mornings and early afternoons. Private gardens are the only option that we have for a comfortable, bare viewing and visit!
Take care and stay bare!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, April 19, 2021, and the proposed topic is “Earth Day.”