Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Green Theme

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

What's your favorite color in the springtime? We have so many choices. The bright yellow of the forsythia that shout spring is really here, the rosy red of the redbud tree that pushes out blooms to light up the woods, and the pure white of the dogwood blossoms. So many colors to choose as favorites. 

But the true color of spring has to be green. One day the trees are bare and the grass is brown. Then the magic of spring happens and the world explodes in green. And we can breathe again. The trees and plants are making oxygen for us yet one more year. We return the favor breathing out the carbon dioxide they need.  What a great plan for the earth!

But when you talk about green, we can go so many ways. Kermit the Frog says it's not easy being green. A greenhorn doesn't know much about what's going on. Then again, these days being "green" means we're figuring out ways to keep the earth green. 

"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind." (Albert Schweitzer) 

Not sure that quote fits my green theme, but I liked it so I'm sharing it. Guess I have a green light on what to put here on my on-line journal.  

That green light means go. But green on your hamburger means you'd better stop and think about eating a peanut butter sandwich instead. Or else your face might turn green when you get sick. Mold is green. And don't they make medicine from that so you might get well from something made from green? 
 
But without a doubt green is the color of spring. Green means growth and fresh starts and life.

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. (Thomas Carlyle)

When you hear the word green, what do you think of? Can you think of other ways to talk about green?
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.

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An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/albertschw117196.html#Eky4xuaQMp5kLL1U.99
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/albertschw117196.html#Eky4xuaQMp5kLL1U.99

4 comments:

  1. My mother would often make clothes with green material when I was a child. Then, there was that avocado green that seemed to be on every toaster, coffee pot, painted wall and even stove and refrigerators. I did not like green much. However, I never paid attention to my face either as I was growing up. Not even when I started wearing make-up. Then someone looked at me and said, "you have green eyes!"
    I don't but they do change with what I wear, when I cry etc. So, ever since then, I wear my make-up or try to wear clothing that brings out the color of my eyes. Nice conversation about Green Ann. You always bring to mind my past with your questions like this and I look forward to you next post with much anticipation.

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    1. Thanks, Shirley. Readers like you make writing the blog posts fun. And I always wanted to have green eyes. Always. Sometimes if I wear exactly the right color green, my eyes do look green, but mostly they're just a mix of brown and green and as my son said once, yellow. Sigh. That's why I always give my heroine's great eyes. Or usually do. I do like to mix it up and not always have them blue-eyed beauties or whatever. I'm not sure what color eyes my current heroine has. I'll have to check on that. LOL.

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  2. When I think of green I think of forests or lawns. Lawns are labor intensive but beautiful. Forests are not labor intensive and are also beautiful to look at. Thanks for your post. wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for sharing what you think of when you think green, Sharon. Pasture fields and hayfields are neat to see all growing and green this time of the year too. Labor intensive when it's time to cut the hay, I suppose. But for sure the lawnmowers have been busy around the neighborhood the last couple of weeks for those neat lawns.

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