National Roof Over Your Head Day

December 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Roof Shark

Did you know that yesterday, December 3, was “National Roof Over Your Head Day?”   I didn’t, but now I’ll put it on my calendar for 2010.    Similar, I guess, to Thanksgiving, on this  day we are supposed to appreciate the things we have, starting literally with the roof over our heads.   For most of us, a roof over our head  means living in a home that protects us from the elements, keeping us warm, dry, safe, and cozy.    Lots of us take this basic necessity of life for granted, forgetting that so many people in the world are homeless with no shelter.   We’re all about greenroofs here, but of course we have to have a roof first before we can green it!   As we enter the holiday season, let’s remember those less fortunate by contributing our time, goods, or money to those in need.

Ben from Listicles  says we should be doing things to help others who aren’t so fortunate, like making a donation to a shelter.   But on a lighter note, he writes, “We should also be thankful for things we don’t have, like unwanted and inappropriate objects on those roofs over our heads.”   So they compiled some such examples of “10 Odd Things on Roofs” that you probably don’t want over your head, either, and I just had to share more of these:

Roof Ninja Rock

Roof Surfing

Roof House

Roof Cactus

See the rest of the Listicles photos here.   So how about a National Greenroof Day?   You never know, it could be coming one of these years!   Here’s one of my own favorite Odd Things You Don’t Want on a Roof:

 Cows on the Roof, from Mindscape, 2008

~ Linda V.