Green–The symbol of growth, renewal, and the rebirth of plant life (sometimes all life) on earth; an expression of fertility, freshness, youth as well as inexperience. It is the color of paper money. Some mixtures suggest envy, jealousy, guilt, disease, or terror. Green light is otherworldly because we experience almost no natural green light. via arts.unomaha.edu
Green = Rebirth = Life: For last week’s challenge on renewal, I added some information I found while researching the term. Some of it had to do with the color – Green. As I pointed out in that post, Green is one of the first signs of life in nature. It provides a canvas for the many shades of colors competing for our attention, and brings a sense of balance and lushness to an environment. Yet, green can also be the color of decay too. Gangrene of the limbs, rotted teeth and mold on food are the flip side of life giving green; they represent shades that can kill us. Whether we like it or not, green will play a big role in our future. As the debate on climate change continues, we will learn new ways to go green while working to protect our environment and, ultimately, our planet. Green also goes beyond nature, touching other aspects of life including money.
“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
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Green = Refresh = Varied: Even though I’m not big on wearing things green, I have some in my wardrobe. I tend to lean more to dark green shades; teal, hunter, forest, and any of the dark green variety. However, I must admit I own a snazzy fluorescent green jacket that would make a fashionista weep. A few years ago, when I was experimenting with colored contact lenses, I was tempted to try out a pair in green but it didn’t work out so I settled on a warm caramel brown; it softened my face. When I went looking for more information on shades of green, in addition to the familiar names we all love, I found some of the funniest names out there. I’ve added the list to the last paragraph. Please indulge me and check it out.
InDeed Campaign for Nature by Embracing the World: Six Easy Commitments.
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” William Blake
Green = Renew= Love: I love gardening, and the color green is vital to any garden… It is a sign that our effort will soon bear fruit. When we visit a fertile garden, we notice, rather quickly, that there are so many shades of green; from the lightest pastel to the darkest hue and there’s a reason for all that green. Why all that green? Remember our biology (botany) class days? The green shade occurs in nature because of a complex chemical known as chlorophyll and its role in the photosynthesis of plant life. Nature’s imagination needs science to do its part. It needs us to do our part. If you’ve watered a plant to life, you’d understand the exhilaration that arises when the first shoot or bud or leaf pushes through. More below! Thank you.
“Annihilating all that’s made, To a green thought in a green shade.” Andrew Marvell
“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
Green = Revamp= Express: As the holidays approach, let’s all think Green and conserve energy. Here is the full list of names from Wikipedia: Are we missing any names? Asparagus, Dark green, Fern green, Forest green, Hooker’s green, Jungle green, Laurel green, Light green, Mantis, Moss green, Myrtle, Pale green, Pine green, Sap green, Tea green, Teal, Olive, X11 green, HTML/CSS lime, color wheel green, electric green, pigment green, psychological primary green, Munsell, Army green, Bottle green, Bright green, Brunswick green, Cal Poly Pomona green, Castleton green, Celadon, Dartmouth green, Emerald, Feldgrau, GO Transit green, Green-yellow, Harlequin, Hunter green, India green, Islamic green, Jade, Kelly green, Midnight green, MSU Green, Neon green, North Texas Green, Office Green, Pakistan green, Paris green, Persian green, Rifle green, Sacramento State green, Sea green, UP Forest Green. Do you know what all those shades look like? See Green and Shades of Green.
What are your thoughts? What photos did you share on GREEN to fit the challenge? Was it easy/hard to find photos that supported your perspective on the subject? Were you drawn to certain types of photos for the prompt? Do share? Thank you! Have an awesome weekend!
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on reading and commenting on your blogs… I’m halfway there. Thank you all for your patience!
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. I will list some when Zemanta offers them up! I added a few from WP Daily Post below. (I will update it and add more). We all appreciate trackbacks/ping-backs and Likes from fellow bloggers too! Check out how others interpreted the theme – GREEN – also below. ***
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: GREEN Are you ready for another multi-photo challenge? I bet you are This time I made it easy for you, with a color. Green. For some of you, in the northern hemisphere, you may not be seeing green for a while. Let’s celebrate all things green! Share (many) pictures in a gallery which mean GREEN to you!
Positive Motivation Tip: Renew. Refresh. Resolve to grow … Keep a Green home.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.
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