May/05
2013

Watch Those Hedge Trimmers

So, think they wore gloves?

SEATTLE, May 5 (UPI) -- Gardeners from around the country took off their clothes and planted flowers to celebrate the 10th annual World Naked Gardening Day, organizers said.

Mark Storey, 54, started the event with his friends after asking respondents in a poll what they enjoy doing naked, the New York Daily News reported.

Swimming was the No. 1 response, but gardening came in at No. 2.

So Storey, of Seattle, decided to set aside May 4 to encourage people to exercise and connect with nature while naked, he said.

"The gardening-naked connection is pretty natural," he said. "There's not much body acceptance around, so the idea is to get people to try it. Maybe they will realize that the human body is OK, and also beautify the Earth a little bit."

Well ok, sure, sounds interesting in theory but I have my doubts about the "beautify" part. Imho there's a *lot* of people who do better with clothes on, at least visually. I get the whole "connect with nature" bit, but frankly I get enough from Granny bending over her tulips as it is, I don't need to see the other... uh.. nm.

If the folks over in Hollywood want to practice this, great, sign me up for the garden-viewing parade. Jackson Mississippi? Gosh, I think I'm booked for the day. Oh and one more thing, just keep reminding yourself that you're not wearing pants. I don't know about everyone else, but I have a tendency to shove the pruning shears into my back pocket. That's great if you have one, but if you don't you might want to be a bit more careful where you stick your sharps.

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