Wednesday, February 6, 2013


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!