Green

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Such a calming colour. Green in plants is caused by chlorophyll in their leaves as sunlight converts water and air into sugars and starches.

Green, the colour of the Amazon and other forests and jungles. The colour of growing crops and leaves on flowering plants. Cool and tranquil, shady and soft. Then cactuses spiky, full of fluid, green against the rocks of deserts and hot dry lands.

Green means life, it means various other things too. Green for go, green for someone new to a job, green when you feel ill or queasy. Green seaweed, green on trains, the green walking man light on pedestrian crossings. So many things. Green was a livery for different train services. British rail trains used to be green. Even science fiction has green blooded Vulcans and a character called Green Lantern. Green for different alcoholic and fruit drinks. It’s interesting where you can find it.

What would we do without it.

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2 thoughts on “Green

  1. Glad you posted that. I’m in the middle of choosing the paints for when the contractors come back in to finish the house refurb next week and keep toying with greens but I’m alone in really wanting to mix a nice olive / sage green with the neutrals and decided today that sod it – I will have my green. It’s only on the main feature wall and back opposite living room wall but it’s a subtle shade I know is gonna go well and look nice 🙂

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