Saturday, May 15, 2010

Beautification Day Number 1

Today we met by the river and planted honeysuckle and diablo ninepark plants in various flower beds along the walkway. We also had the joy of weeding the weeds that took over some flower beds. I much prefer to plant than weed. Four of my kids were supposed to come with me but two took so long getting ready that they were left behind. It was such a beautiful sunny day for planting though and it just felt good for the soul. A lot of volunteers came and most of them were women. We had to leave early because of Tae Kwon Do (can my poor body take this much exercise in one day?!!) but I left behind my second daughter to continue weeding. They don't have any set plans for the next project but I'm looking forward to it and I'll be rounding up more kids this time, ready or not!


  1. MashaAllah :) I didn't go to tree planting today b/c A's still pretty sick.. off to the doctor's!

  2. As salaam alaikum,

    What water activities are usually done in/on the river? BTW, what river is it?

  3. Wa alaikum salaam

    Mostly boating.I've seen some people fish there but I don't think its clean enough for that. No one swims in it. In the winter if its very cold sometimes it freezes and people skate on it. I wonder how long its been since this river was actually clean and usable. Its not even accessible in most parts; you have to have a house along the river to use it. Otherwise you can stand on the bridge and fish off it. I'm not impressed with this river at all. I wish I could go back in time and see how it looked before it was polluted.