I picked this first salad of the spring today from our community garden. I put the leaves in a bowl I like and admired the colors and forms. I began to think about green and how much I love it.
Look at these raspberry leaves. All of the leaves on the raspberry were new this spring, but the ones at the top are yellower, like new leaves all over the garden.
This is the new growth on the hemlock tree. Isn't that pretty? It is wonderful to look up at the tall tree and see it spangled all over with these tender little brushes.
Maple keys are veined and translucent, like fairy wings would be.
Look at these fresh tender holly leaves tinged with burgundy.
A housefly is admiring my special chartreuse dicentra.
I can see layers of green from my kitchen sink. I'm tired at the end of the day when I make dinner, and this is a restful sight.
I find oak leaf hydrangea very beautiful, spring, summer, and fall.
I will never tire of hosta and its many beautiful patterns and forms.
Green, I love you. I waited all winter for you, and now that you are here, I feel green too, alive and growing.