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Green, Green, Wonderful Green

water lily vista

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”  Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Fallen TreeI know Kermit says it’s not easy being green.  And I commiserate with him and his plight.  But in the natural world of plants and trees and vistas, green is really wondrous.  No matter what season, green is always present, covering mountainsides, supporting flowers or standing tall among the trees.  Basically, green—although occasionally jumping out on its own—is the ever present “wind beneath the wings” of the rest of nature.


Tree Twisted Trunk“Be like a tree in pursuit of your cause.  Stand firm, grip hard, thrust upward, bend to the winds of heaven, and learn tranquility.”  Dedication from Father of the Trees

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”  Martin Luther

“When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, and the dimpling stream runs laughing by; when the air does laugh with our merry wit, and the green hill laughs with the noise of it.”  William Blake

Oak Grove Carmel CA


Jedediah Smith State Park 2

“On and on they flew, over the countryside parceled out in patches of green and brown, over roads and rivers winding through the landscapes like strips of matte and glossy ribbon.”  J. K. Rowling

Roadside Hwy 1 Northern CA

redwood path

Horse in Gorman Hills

“When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself, “Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!”  Henri Rousseau

cactus orange flowers



orchids“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks GO.”  Christopher Morley

cactus white flower

yellow flower

water lily

young aspens

Gorman Hills

This post is my response to the weekly challenge by Sunday Stills.  See all the other responses here.

Several years ago, I also championed green and its presence in our world in a post called God’s Favorite Color.

Comments on: "Green, Green, Wonderful Green" (12)

  1. fantastic photos. Like all of them.

  2. Great shots, welcome to Sunday Stills..:-)

    • Thanks. I am glad i found Sunday Stills. I do not always accept challenges, but if one catches my eye, I have fun with them. I am now following Sunday Stills, so will see upcoming challenges. It seems like an impressive group who are responding to the challenge.

  3. I commented twice already, I could not help, I liked them so much.

  4. Here’s something that gets to me about the color green in nature. The paint department at Home Depot (and any other paint store) has nothing on nature. Nothing! Go look at all the green paint chips on display … but then start looking at all the different shades of green in nature.

    • You are so right! Simple basic green never seems to be represented, does it? You can find things like avocado puree and mint pastel but not jsut green! Just good old regular green, even with all its hues, are terrific!

  5. Green is my favorite color and now I know why.

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