This week’s photo challenge is “green”; a word with all sorts of connotations to do with nature and the environment and people who ride bikes, eat tofu, boycott things and wear hemp grandad shirts.
I may scoff, but I too have been known to experience paroxysms of delight over mossy stones in the middle of rivers and that special green light you get through leaves on a sunny day in the woods. I have hundreds of photos of that sort of green, but I wanted to include the other type of very man-made green as well – you know, the one that those 1980s flourescent socks came in. Green can be transcendently peaceful and deafeningly jangling. I quite like both.
A friendly husky will overcome any barrier for cuddles
Muted green apples echoing each other in a friend’s garden
Magnificent alligator in the steaming swamp of Newquay Aquarium. I properly love how alligator faces are built to look angry ALL the time.
I’m sure Mary Shelley would have written him green if she’d had time
Still more garish greens
An invasion of damsel fly privacy
Everyone loves a bit of aesthetically pleasing decay
Glorious, glorious chrysalis(es?) in a row at the otter and butterfly sanctuary in Devon. Otters and butterflies. What more could anyone want in one place?
What colour could be more appropriate as a background to a beard this awesome?
Vintage ducks in a sideshow
These creatures make you glad to be able to see
More garish greens
Oh. I wonder if this counts as blue rather than green.
Pleasing green growing things. They might be called ‘Alium’, but I may have made that up. They look sort of mathematical. Like the sort of thing Buckminster Fuller would get inspired by and invent something.
What colour could be more appropriate as a backdrop for baby feet? It just feels right.
Some greens are peaceful and others, well.