Green is the Life-Giver

Think of it. It’s cool, the trees of the rainforests of the world, giving us so much of the oxygen we breathe and the plants we use for medicines, even cancer medicines. In the rainforests or jungles, you can find every shade of green from lightest to darkest, from yellows to emeralds to grays. Emerald, my birthstone, my favorite gemstone. Oh, sure, diamonds are a girl’s best friend (besides Highland hunks, cannot forget them), but emeralds are grand.

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The cover artist who did this cover reflected the green of the jungle to give the whole picture a green look–as he’s in the rainforest of Belize, just like where some of our last wild jaguars roam freely.

Mage of Monrovia

She wanted to be a school trained mage…but everything stands in her way.

Green has a soothing effect as in this cover. It ties us to the earth, reminds us of rebirth, the new spring leaves, the new green grasses. Freshly mowed grass smells green, doesn’t it? Many of our vegetables are green, the darker the green, the better for us.

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Raindrops dripping from a juniper in the arboretum after a rainstorm.

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New moss growing on my brick pavers.

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Green rainforest at Moody Gardens.

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Though I usually think of parrots in colors other than green feathers, here are a couple at Moody Gardens displaying their many shades of green feathers from yellow to neon green.

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Green under the sea.

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A green eel that can zap you and ruin your swim.

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A touch of green storm. Have you ever seen a green sky? Beware! Hail is on its way!

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And of course Christmas means red and green.

Shadow Elf

She’s not supposed to be abandoned on the elves’ planet.

If I could, I would turn all the deserts of the world green.

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Pictured Above: Campbell Clan BearAll bears’ paws are embroidered with the clan name in the colors of the clan.

Pictured Below: MacLeod Clan Bear Gathering!!!

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Armstrong Scottish Clan Bear

And here are some of the clan bears I’ve made. Note: many Scottish clans have green and blue, as the significant colors in their tartan.

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Even with the fall colors, Scotland was green.

And there you have it. Green is calming, makes a building feel tethered to the land when surrounded by green. It gives shade in the hot, hot sun. It gives us oxygen and breaks up the blandness of a cement city, but green has it’s darker side too. Stormy green skies, beware. Don’t eat food that has green stuff growing on it! Green at the gills means you’re sick. Green with envy, well, you’re envious. Green means money.

But mostly for me, it’s a serene color that provides a tranquility–like walking through a green forest on a hot summer’s day. Or playing in the grass with a puppy. Or counting all those green dollars in your wallet. 🙂

Have a lovely green day–well, in the spring. 🙂  Do you like green?

Also, I’m here today talking about: My Year is Booked!

http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-year-is-booked.html

Terry

www.terryspear.com

8 thoughts on “Green is the Life-Giver

  1. Green isn’t my favourite colour but I like it because I love nature. I love just being able to go outside, stand, take a deep breath and breathe in the smells of mother nature. God created us such a beautiful planet and most of us don’t see it for what it’s worth. We are surrounded by Green everywhere we look from the trees to the grass. It’s a very serene and calming colour. Without green our planet would be desolate and boring. Feeling blessed.

    • Me too, Ashley, love it when everything greens up after the winter has turned everything dark and gray. The fresh spring leaves begin to appear and instantly, I’m excited. In a book I wrote, based on a game I was playing that was Dune, I took a planet that was like the spice planet, not with spices, but just desolate, and they’d discovered a way to green the planet and the trouble that would cause. I love the concept of being able to do that–to take a desert wasteland and turn it green.

  2. I love that eel too. Saw one when snorkeling once. He vanished in the coral. Thankfully. Yes, took all the pictures of Scotland, including the Highland cow in the pasture and the one pictured here of the swan in the lake. Visited 7 castles and loved it! Planning to go again, different sites this time. 🙂

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