Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Good Morning Gladiolus!

Every year in April the city of Indianapolis holds an Earth Day festival. This was our first year to attended. The event featured exhibits from environmental and conservation groups and businesses with environmental messages. There was a tent with activities just for kids and the girls colored "water cycle" t-shirts and made musical instruments from recycled materials. My favorite exhibit was the Endangered Species Chocolate company. This company donates 10% of their net profits to help support species, habitat, and humanity. Their chocolate is ethically traded and exceptionally delicious.

Walmart donated free fluorescent light bulbs. Yeah! Using these light bulbs really cuts back on the amount of electricity used to light our homes. If you don't have any, get some and do a little something yourself in the area of conservation.

In one area we got a package with two gladiolus bulbs. I wish I remember who was handing them out so I could give a proper "thank you". We came home and planted them in our garden. Gladiolus are from the iris family and have swordlike leaves and tall spikes of funnel-shaped flowers. What a beautiful way to make the world a little prettier.


Stephanie said...

We use fluorescent light bulbs and I LOVE Endangered Species chocolate bars! My favorite is the Wolf bar. Your Gladiolus are beautiful!

larksong said...

What beautiful gladiolus. Sounds like your Earth Day outing was fun and informative. We use the fluorescent bulbs in one of our lamps, and it's good to be reminded about that. The Endangered Species is my favorite chocolate. I like the black panther, darkest chocolate best.