Green, Green, Wonderful Green
“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” Pedro Calderon de la Barca
I 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.
“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
“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
“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
“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks GO.” Christopher Morley
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.