Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Green

Green is my favorite color. It's the color of trees, and I love trees. It's the color of nature and of life, so vibrant and alive. I love the lush greenery of summer, my favorite season. Is it any coincidence that one of my favorite stories and movies is Anne of Green Gables? If I could go back in time I would change my bridesmaids' dresses to a light sage green (they were lavender) and if I ever get around to it, I'll change the background design of this blog to pale green. I also like green because my eyes turned green as I grew older. I was born with "root beer brown" eyes, and they turned hazel when I was a child, and then they took on a decidedly green tint when I was in high-school. Now they're a nice hazel-green. Some days they're more hazel, and other days they're very green. So I feel like green is really a part of me and my nature and of many of the things that I love.

One of my favorite children's authors is Laura Vaccaro Seeger. I discovered her creative and unique books when John was a baby. Her newest one is titled "Green" and I knew I had to get it when I saw it. It's a visual treat in which she features many lovely shades of green beautifully and imaginatively. I love looking through it!


My mother's house in Massachusetts was built in 1900 and it's a pretty pale green color. In the summer it's surrounded by tall green trees. Needless to say, I love this combination!



 My mom and the boys working and playing in the garden. Look at all that green!


A few more green pictures from around her yard...





And one last shot, this one from in the house, of a window framed by sheer light green curtains looking out onto green trees.


  "Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." 
-Pedro Calderon de la Barca
I couldn't agree more. I love green!

5 comments:

Me (aka Danielle) said...

If I'm being honest, the color green has never appealed to me. However, when you make the correlation between it and nature..I can see the beauty in it! THANK YOU!

P.S. I'm liking the way your blog is looking right now! Very sophisticated!

Donna said...

Thanks Danielle! And I am very happy to help you see the beauty that is green. Mission accomplished. LOL!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Your pictures are so pretty. You have me longing for summer...

Sarah Laurence said...

How lovely to see all this green on a gray day. I loved Anne of Green Gables too.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I've always loved green too. I have red and green filling my house. There is something very soothing, but also very energetic at the same time. Love your shots! Your mom's place looks really lovely.

I'm like you, I used to have browner eyes, than as I got into my teens, people started to describe my eyes as dark green. I love that they've turned more green.