*This post was originally published in 2015
The other day while we were driving somewhere my daughter told me “I want to write a post Mummy, not just for friends and family but for everyone, even people we don’t know like on your blog”. And so I’ve opened up this space for her to share her message, thank you for reading and sharing it so it can reach everyone! And thank you Immy for gracing this blog with your words…
This is a post about bringing back plants. Plants give us life. They give us food, they give us oxygen, they clean our water. And they are so beautiful. You can make leaf skirts out of their leaves. Some medicine uses plants. Even paper is from plants!
Lots of different kinds of fruit grow on trees. Do you like apples? Do you like oranges? Do you like bananas? Do you like mangoes? I really like mangoes. Do you like mandarins? Do you like lime? Do you like lemon? Or do you like all of them? Then you need trees!
What is your favourite flower? My favourite flowers are green ones! Green is my favourite colour, I also like red. That’s funny because there is so much green in nature, also they are Christmas colours which I didn’t know, I just loved them.
Can you climb a tree? I can climb trees, I love to climb trees. I just love climbing. My favourite climbing tree is in Kholo Gardens.
All animals depend on nature. What’s your favourite animal? My favourite animals are kangaroos!
Some trees and plants are poisonous, just in case you didn’t know. You should really learn about lots of plants, they can be really interesting.
I see lots of blank spaces. I keep wondering why people leave so many empty spaces? If you have space you’re not using, plant plants!
My name is Immy and I love nature.
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” — Anonymous Greek Proverb