Green is the colour of nature, the colour of spring and summer. It is restful on the eye and calming to the soul. I think it must have inspired more poets and authors than any other colour. And there are almost as many shades of green in our world as there are writers to describe them. Or indeed photographers to try to capture and preserve their beauty!
What is green? The grass is green,
With small flowers between.
Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.
Nature in her green, tranquil woods heals and soothes all afflictions.
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.
When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
For still there are so many things that I have never seen:
In every wood in every spring there is a different green.
J. R. R. Tolkien
No one thinks of winter when the grass is green.
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
If you were a cloud, and sailed up there,
You’d sail on water as blue as air,
And you’d see me here in the fields and say:
‘Doesn’t the sky look green today?
A. A. Milne
I’m sharing these for Sandy’s Friendly Friday ‘Green’ challenge. I’d rather be away in Sofia and too busy seeing the sights to blog, but thanks to Covid at least I have the consolation of being able to join in some of the weekend’s challenges!