Sunday, February 13, 2011
My Plant Loving Hello Kitty
People sometimes ask me where I got my Hello Kitty charm that's attached to my cell phone. This special limited edition of Hello Kitty charm was sold during the sixty-first National Arbor Day Festival that was held on May 23, 2010 in Kanagawa Prefecture, which is part of the Greater Tokyo Area.
My brother and his wife were taking their annual vacation in Japan last year and brought it back for me as a souvenir. They knew if I'd like anything, this would be it (other than food, that is). Who else would be better to promote a national festival than Hello Kitty, Japan's tourism ambassador?
Come to think of it, I have no idea what day is our own national arbor day. Do we even have one? I know the City of El Cerrito holds annual Earth Day celebration and get the community to plant new trees. I planted a little cherry tree in December. I think Sand Village Farm is reaching its maximum capacity of trees, but I suppose I can keep a few more dwarf fruit trees. Remember those mulberry scions I planted last month? They are doing quite well, so I will soon have 5 little mulberry trees.