This week's Theme Thursday subject is green. There are perhaps hundreds of ways one could go with this topic. I'm sure the first one to come to mind is all the information and hype out there about living green. Then there are countless studies about how to best live green. I even found an internet quiz that claims to be able to predict your personality based on color. It said that green people can be too self-effacing, modest and patient, so they may get exploited by others. One dictionary defined green as being abundant in nature, and stated green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. On the flip side, green is also jealousy or envy as in the green-eyed monster.
I will admit green is one of my favorite colors. I decorated the living room green in every house I lived in. Going back through my archive of past posts, I found that many contained something green. So for all of you who have not taken the time to read every post I have made over the last four and one half years lets recap.There was the baby shower decorated with green paper lanterns.The story of the cactus my Mother rescued from a trash dumpster which became so prolific she gave them to everyone she knew, including me.Then the post that explained why there are so many different colors for fire hydrants and what the green stood for.next is a photo of the adorable little girl I sometimes babysit who discovered her happy meal toy made better sunglasses.And, there was that mysterious seed pod we found on the grounds of the St. Louis Arch that no one has been able to identify. I have posted photos of derelict barns grown over with ivy, large green bugs, mossy swings, peaceful parks and frolicking children. I have written about drives in the country and the height of the corn in the fields, posted photos of the local high school on the practice field, and explained how much I like the smell of fresh mown grass and the taste of grapes picked fresh from the vine. Then there was that article about people who dye their pets.
Lastly, lets not forget all those pictures and stories I did about the serious flooding that hit our town twice in one year. So I will end with those green numbers on the bridge pylons that still remind us of how much water we got that year.
Now I hope you have enjoyed my little trip down memory lane as it pertains to the color green. To join the fun or visit more participants from around the world to get their interpretation of what green means to them visit Theme Thursday