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.
Still more garish greens
These creatures make you glad to be able to see
Muted green apples echoing each other in a friend’s garden
I’m sure Mary Shelley would have written him green if she’d had time
Everyone loves a bit of aesthetically pleasing decay
Oh. I wonder if this counts as blue rather than green.
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?
Magnificent alligator in the steaming swamp of Newquay Aquarium. I properly love how alligator faces are built to look angry ALL the time.
An invasion of damsel fly privacy
A friendly husky will overcome any barrier for cuddles
What colour could be more appropriate as a backdrop for baby feet? It just feels right.
What colour could be more appropriate as a background to a beard this awesome?
More garish greens
Some greens are peaceful and others, well.
Vintage ducks in a sideshow
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.