“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry
My daughter loves sitting on pumpkins. Sounds silly, I know. But if you think of the simplicity of it, it’s quite humbling. Compared to sitting in a crowd, on a hoity toity velvety cushion, that we find ourselves impatiently waiting to get up and run off to another quieter, more fulfilling setting. When we think of the simplicities of life, such as sitting on a pumpkin and feeling the peaceful and cozy thoughts of fall, we are able to wash away our troubles of the fast pace world, unlike when in a crowded room on a velvet cushion.
You’re probably wondering, what on earth does this have anything to do with a water blog, but oh think no further. You see, to me a pumpkin is so much more. A pumpkin is a fascination of wonder. Did you know that they can be grown ANYWHERE in the world? Yup, even Alaska. With all of the amazing health benefits, and uses, do you know what a pumpkin is mostly made up of? Pumpkins are 90% water. WHAT? Are you kidding me? So when you stop and think about the simplicities in life such as a pumpkin, they tend to be made up of the most important facets and pure substances that are offered to us.
Now, I don’t want to bore you with all these water facts, but, seriously think about it, a beautiful round amazing fruit and squash like thing that brings everyone so much comfort and joy is made up of water. I find that to be pretty astounding. Stop and think, what if the water quality is poor. Let’s face it, the water quality isn’t the greatest in many parts of the world.
There are some recommendations for actions to restore and maintain water quality conditions needed to sustain healthy plant and animal populations that are generated through the Water Quality Protection Program.
There are things you can do to prevent degradation to sanctuary waters, such as supporting and participating in advanced wastewater treatment programs that remove unwanted nutrients and harmful bacteria, using “pump-out” stations for your vessel’s sanitation device, using as many “green” products as possible at home, and reducing or eliminating the use of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
We are not an advocate of either party, however we are an advocate of sustaining our natural habitat and maintaining what’s best for our future…. and our pumpkins.