Tomorrow, Saturday, May 6, 2017, is the 13th observance of World Naked Gardening Day. It was first celebrated on Saturday, September 10, 2005. It’s a time where all are encouraged to get outside, tidy our lawns and gardens and, of course, to do it while we’re all completely clothes-free! The purpose of World Naked Gardening Day is to promote the health benefits of nudity and to foster the harmony between nakedness and nature. On the event’s website, gardening nude is listed as the second favorite activity – behind swimming – that people like to do while naked.
It’s the first day of the month of May: May Day. I remember the traditional May Day celebration from my elementary school days when we would all hold onto a crepe-paper streamer and circle around the May Pole. I don’t remember anyone explaining to us the origins of this custom, and not many of my contemporaries even recall this minor frivolity, but at the school that Alex, my identical twin brother, and I attended, St. Mary’s Primary School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, it was an annual event that we all were required to participate in.
“Full nakedness! All joys are due to thee,
As souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be,
To taste whole joys.” ~ John Donne, poet and priest
For this reason, the date, May 1, has always held some significance for me. Perhaps it was instilled in me because the May Day ritual that we observed in primary school provided a welcome distraction from our daily classroom routine. It might even be due to the fact that I’ve always had an aversion to the cold weather and usually when the month of May arrived the frigid temperatures were always a thing of the past.
I’m a grown man now (at least, chronologically) and I’m too old to dance around a Maypole in a schoolyard. But that doesn’t mean that I still don’t get excited about the arrival of the month of May each year.
I can fondly remember my Maypole experiences from my childhood. I can enjoy these memories while doing bare hand stands in our garden! Why not replace a youthful May tradition with a nude one now that I’m an adult? My “inner-child” can scarcely wait to strip out of my clothes and welcome the Spring sunshine onto my bare body! As a matter of fact, I think I’ll do just that right now!
Happy May Day, 2017!
Congratulations! Today is the final day of April, 2017! This was the first full month of Spring-time, 2017. It also means that we’re now 30 days closer to skinny-dipping (swimming nude) season than we were a month ago. Hooray! And a quick word of advice to everyone reading here: If you don’t want to get wet, don’t stand too close to the edge of the pool when you see me ready to dive! If you do, then be warned now that you’ll soon be drenched – I can perform a tremendous “cannonball” dive!
“You don’t get harmony when everyone sings the same note.”
~ Doug Floyd~
Having just completed my first season (Winter, 2017) of blogging here on ReNude Pride, I can sincerely write that this past winter was one of my most enjoyable ever. Although I’m still not a fan of the cold, blustery weather (but I do enjoy being s’naked – naked in the snow) I attribute my pleasure this winter to being the author of ReNude Pride and the relationships that I’ve renewed on returning to this blog-hosting site and the new ones that I’ve made since my return.
Today, April 28, is Arbor Day here in the USA. It is the day when we again focus on our environment and nature and everyone is encouraged to plant a tree in order to replenish our natural resources. In many primary schools, a special ceremony is held and a sapling (an immature or “baby” tree) is planted and the students are told to “watch” it grow and are educated on tree-care. The U.S. Forest Service and/or individual state forestry agencies sometimes provide trees for the students to take home and plant in their yards.
The title may be somewhat misleading, so I’ll begin here by explaining exactly what I mean. I sometimes get emails from occasional or infrequent readers of ReNude Pride, or my previous blog, A Guy Without Boxers, asking do I really write “in the buff” (naked) and what do I write about once I’ve encouraged people to try the clothes-free life. They are curious as to how someone can be a bare practitioner (naturist/nudist), who writes a blog all year long on nudity and have ample subject material.
In anticipation of tomorrow, April 22, officially being Earth Day, 2017, I’m sharing some perspectives on environmental stewardship today. Most of us realize that preserving what we have left of our planet is much more than just a one day activity. Conservation should take place on a daily basis in all of our lives so that the wonders of nature that we now appreciate in our lives will be here for future generations to enjoy in their lives.