Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday wonders - G

G is for Green.


Green is probably the main color of the West Coast where I live.  We have green all year round but there are times when the greens are especially beautiful...or unusual...or useful.


We live in a rain forest which is immediately apparent when we go walking through the mountain trails.  Look at the moss covering this tree.  It reminds me of the fuzz on a deer's antlers.


The brightest green these deer found in this spot was the paint on this wheelbarrow.  The fading green of the pea-vines caught their interest, though.


These playing fields are very green...


There are summer greens...


And early morning greens burnished by the rising sun.


Some greens are not leaves...


There is a beautiful tender green under the peeling bark of the arbutus tree.


My daughter's garden was crammed full of different greens last summer...

However,  Nature's garden produces my favorite flower with it's edible green leaves.  How clever it is to have so many greens which look good with any color.  And how sensible to have so many green that we can eat.  Now I can't wait for spring - and that first dandelion.

8 comments:

Annie said...

I have never, ever seen such cattle. Please, can you say what they are? And the deer very much put me in mind of my good friend's yard. AND, THAT GARDEN. Amazing. Truly, the calling to creating such a place is a gift!

Stephanie V said...

Annie - those cows are Belted Galloways - their nickname is "Oreo" cows.

Rose said...

Such pretty photos! I can't wait to visit that part of the world one day, hopefully soon...

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

I love green. I love cows. I love deer. I love this post and these pictures.

Mimi said...

When I saw Green in the title, I was full sure it would be Irish photos! And apart from the cows, really any of them could have been taken here!
I LOVE those cows, so unusual, and quite a long coat too. (gosh, I sound like a farmer, don't I?!)
Your daughter must be a fantastic gardener, just like you.
Dandelion leaves are sooo good for us, how do you use them?

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Such beautiful photos! I love the deer feeding in the wheelbarrow. I love all of them. We're so brown right now. I have a lot of oak trees bordering the property...all the brown leaves are still on the trees...against the evergreens. I long for color!
Courtney

cindy said...

You and me both, I have been looking two ways for Spring also. I love your pictures so beautiful. Oh my it makes me want to visit. Did you ever think of an exchange vacation? If you are ever interested let me know I have lots of room. I should be outside taking snow pictures and of birds so I can entice you to come to Prince Edward Island, lol. Have a great week.

Rudee said...

I can see I'm not the only one smitten with those striped cows. How beautiful they look in that sea of green!

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