There are endless leaves of thought, sunlit ideas, so many living possibilities . . when you spend Earth Day with a flower:
Plant company: If you stick around for another century or longer, you could plant a living companion for most of your lifetime! Would you choose a native tree? A yucca or a cactus, if you live in the desert? Or a tundra willow, if you live in the alpine or arctic zone? Just imagine: generations to come would find shade, cleaner air, birds nesting, butterflies hovering . .
Describe your soil & rocks: What do you see near your planting site? What color, shape, texture, and scent describes your soil or rocks? Is there a major landscape feature nearby? How far is the nearest river, mountain, desert, beach? If you stand near the center of home, with the best view, what do you see?
Where do you find water? Is it dry, damp, or maybe very wet where you live? Salty or freshwater? Are there springs, streams, ponds, lakes, or even an ocean in your area? How do plants find water? Does it rain often? Snow? Who relies upon the water?
Who shares your habitat? Who visits your home? Are there tracks? Wild animal scat? Are there sounds at night, birdsong and buzzing bees in the morning? Horses, cows, chickens, dogs? What does home smell like? Who lives there? Is your company feathered, furry, finned, scaly, slimy? Do they have sharp teeth? Forked tongues? Do you have neighbors? How many people live nearby?
Watch the weather change! Describe the clouds, wind, temperature, rain, and snow . . . CRAZY storms? Wild seasons!