© Patricia L. Cisco
Published: March 26, 2018
serenade the morning breeze.
Feathered creatures nest with care
in cherry blossoms pink and fair.
Perfumed scent of roses flow.
Tiny blades of green grass grow.
Misty showers soak the earth,
glorious colors come to birth.
Gathering clouds come and go,
rain, sun, and vibrant bow.
Dainty petals, fancy flair,
dancing in the warm, sweet air.
Violets, yellows, purest white,
graceful, gentle, welcomed sight.
Thank you, oh sweet lovely Spring,
patiently waiting the charms you bring!
We, at Unicorn Cafe, wish you every success and happiness during this time of rebirth, rejuvination, fertility and activity.
Spring is such an exciting time of the year where landscapes burst with the colours of flowers and babies of every kind are born. The slumber of Winter ends and we awaken to warmer, longer days where our sewn seeds germinate into tiny expressions of life.
Plan your hikes in nature, make time for a wild flower drive. Invite your friends to a picnic in the park or along a river. Go stawberry picking and plant lots and lots of seeds. Indulge in the sunshine outdoors and relish the new buds on the deciduous trees.
The 15th of September is world clean up day…
…where people all around the world will be cleaning up coasts, rivers and landscapes. September has also been labelled plastic free due to the plastic epidemic that we face. Clean ups are being organized world wide so join one and have some fun while making a difference for the environment. I always meet such wonderful people at cleanups and I find them so rewarding. Remember that a clean up without a brand audit is only treating the symptom and not the cause. More about that here. Join the movement and be part of the #BreakFreeFromPlastic Revolution!
September is also Arbor month in South Africa and
there is something remarkably noble about planting a tree. Trees don’t just add greenery and shade to an area but they keep fresh water on land. Their leaves protect the soil and provide fertility. They provide microclimates and regulate temperature. If we want to stop our city from becoming unbrearingly hot from climate change, we should be planting trees and lots of them! One of my favourite sayings is ‘When in drought, plant a tree!’
Nurseries will mostly likely have Arbor week specials. Plant a fruit tree in your garden. With some love and care, it will reward you with delicious sun ripened fruit far tastier than anything bought in a grocery store. Plant an indigenous water wise tree in your local park or a sidewalk. It is the ultimate form of guerilla gardening.
Yours in creating a regenerative community
The Unicorn Cafe Team