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Earth Day

Get outside and enjoy the earth

Grass is good

Invite your human out for a walk

Come on mom - walk time

Scratch Hug a tree

The Organic Scratiching Post is tops!

Celebrate Poetry Month

The Tuft of Flowers
by Robert Frost

I went to turn the grass once after one
Who mowed it in the dew before the sun.

The dew was gone that made his blade so keen
Before I came to view the levelled scene.

I looked for him behind an isle of trees;
I listened for his whetstone on the breeze.

But he had gone his way, the grass all mown,
And I must be, as he had been,—alone,

As all must be,’ I said within my heart,
Whether they work together or apart.’

But as I said it, swift there passed me by
On noiseless wing a ‘wildered butterfly,

Seeking with memories grown dim o’er night
Some resting flower of yesterday’s delight.

And once I marked his flight go round and round,
As where some flower lay withering on the ground.

And then he flew as far as eye could see,
And then on tremulous wing came back to me.

I thought of questions that have no reply,
And would have turned to toss the grass to dry;

But he turned first, and led my eye to look
At a tall tuft of flowers beside a brook,

A leaping tongue of bloom the scythe had spared
Beside a reedy brook the scythe had bared.

I left my place to know them by their name,
Finding them butterfly weed when I came.

The mower in the dew had loved them thus,
By leaving them to flourish, not for us,

Nor yet to draw one thought of ours to him.
But from sheer morning gladness at the brim.

The butterfly and I had lit upon,
Nevertheless, a message from the dawn,

That made me hear the wakening birds around,
And hear his long scythe whispering to the ground,

And feel a spirit kindred to my own;
So that henceforth I worked no more alone;

But glad with him, I worked as with his aid,
And weary, sought at noon with him the shade;

And dreaming, as it were, held brotherly speech
With one whose thought I had not hoped to reach.

Men work together,’ I told him from the heart,
Whether they work together or apart.’


17 responses

  1. Happy Earth day Landokins.
    You look soooo manbunly in your vest and leash, wow!!
    Outside is the place to be today!


    22-April-2008 at 8:32 am

  2. Oh, my pretty Fi, I saw your beautiful picture on the Cat Blogosphere and now I can’t even think of anything else! Happy Earth Day!


    22-April-2008 at 8:34 am

  3. ooopsie, sorry Fiona *extreme blushing*
    You are very beautifulss


    22-April-2008 at 8:43 am

  4. I wish I could go outside, but those vests and leashes scare me!

    22-April-2008 at 8:52 am

  5. Happy Earth Day! This does seem to be the perfect day for a little walk Outside.

    22-April-2008 at 9:09 am

  6. Ah yes, sweet fresh air and sunshine on your shoulders. No better way to celebrate Earth Day… or any day! We gots squiggles… lots of fun & colorful squiggles… thank you so, so much. What fun they are to play with. Please send us an email, zoolatry@gmail.com… as we’d like to send our little “thank you” back to you. Purrs. Maggy & Zoey

    22-April-2008 at 10:03 am

  7. looks like a nice patch of grass there Fi … I wish I could go outside, maybe mum will take me out today

    22-April-2008 at 10:06 am

  8. Happy Earth Day! We do all the stuff you suggest on the blogosphere news page! this year we were to slow in signing up for the CSA we have in the past, but they still have a Farmers Market we’ll buy from.

    Mommy plants a wonderful food garden for us and the wildlife. She plants extra herbs in additonal beds for “Homer” the groundhog and his friends, Purdy and Maddy (we think they are a boy and girl cause babies abound!) the wild bunnies and we let a lot of these herbs flower for the bees, birds and butterflies.

    We do all organic gardening, NO pesticiedes around our yard!!!

    22-April-2008 at 10:27 am

  9. PS I forgot to tell you how stunning you look Fiona! What a great outfit and leash. You look ready to stroll too Sophia!

    22-April-2008 at 10:28 am

  10. Hey Fluffies, tell your Mom that I emailed her the Fluffy Aran afghan pattern today. You are so cute you fluffies. I love your harness Fiona. ~Jane of the Fluffy Tribe

    22-April-2008 at 10:29 am

  11. Oh I want to go out on my harness!!!!!!! My guess is Meowmy will go out with the horse to celebrate Earth Day. Boooo!

    22-April-2008 at 12:30 pm


    22-April-2008 at 12:56 pm

  13. Oh Fi! I love your leash! It’s so cute.

    Mom – I want to go for a walk today and hug a tree!!

    22-April-2008 at 1:11 pm

  14. Very good advice, Fiona!

    22-April-2008 at 2:08 pm

  15. I should love to go out on Earth Day and it’s even not raining. I wonder if I can talk someone into letting me?

    22-April-2008 at 3:50 pm

  16. That looks like a great tree for a little, er, hugging!
    Fiona, waht a cutie patootie you are in your harness!

    22-April-2008 at 4:09 pm

  17. We could not go fer a walk . . . or a stroll. It rained here today. We helped sort da recycling though. Happy Earth Day!

    22-April-2008 at 7:14 pm

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