Yesterday's Green. Everything. How can it not be about green in these days? I think I will take the summer off from writing here. Just go with pictures and talking. There is enough writing going on elsewhere. I did a bit of green storming today, you know, thoughts that arise with the word green. They weren't surprising.
I like seeing all the photos and voice-journaling, in a way. Nice that Soul-O stays close, and, yeah, ticks, oy.
Soulo has soft green eyes a lot like my oldest cat.
That blue circle line in the diamonds might be nice continued.
90s here soon. Ugh.
Oh I feel that green like a vitamin pill to the eyes – we have been all tawny brown and stained glass down in the Antipodes. Now mostly the leaves are gone so your green is good for me.
So right, the energy in it. Now I am thinking gatorade. Ha!
love the bigger circle emerging!
There’s always a bigger circle!
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney … children’s book based on a true story of a woman who planted lupines for decades all over her home town as a gift to the citizens. One of my favorite books. I’ve never seen one in person, so it was fun to see the leaves. I love all of the greens in this post – eyes, leaves, cloth, moss, grass, trees … and Kermit.
That is one of my FAVORITE books….if only I could grow them here, sigh.
love the completed square. Am outside a lot and very much enjoying the season of green.
Me too, it was blistering hot today but we were out anyway ..
Here, it is green and and already getting dry. Since we don’t waste water on the lawn, it’s starting to turn brown. If we get the promised rain this week, it’ll help, but all my garden needs to be watered regularly. For all that I heard what a paradise the PNW is for gardens, I’ve not been able to grow things as easily as I could in NY, PA & VA. Except trees!! LOL Even my lilacs became beautiful trees here, and my maple trees seed prolifically. Except for the lawn, it’s wonderfully green here.
Will be hot and dry this week, we have not mowed yet, because of the wildflowers, stays wetter longer. But it is tick season so soon, grass is more than a foot high.
What gets lost in the PNW reputation for green-ness and gardening is that there is actually a drought season. By September rain is my favorite thing! 🙂
The shadow above the strip of green squares reminds me of the skyline of an old town in europe
Ha! It’s actually where some paper tore off from the paper board, it’s an old book cover, I use it as a lap board
Yes, jungle…what we call our table of houseplants 🙂 The new line of green trees outside our living room is so brilliant, so filled with sunlight and wind, they wiggle and dance so often and tint our world green! Love your cloth greens.
Spring greens are almost supernatural
Ahhh, this is your nine-patch raised bed . . . 🙂
Jungle happening here. How is it that grass grows so fast? Need to move my madder out of the pot it is in to something larger. Also…Green Sleeves.
just mowing a path through the growth, so many wild flowers here! yes! green sleeves!
GREEN!! It is verrrrry g.r.e.e.n. here also!
I’m working with green cloth and green plants…
green—just such a hopeful color, don’t you think?
(year 2 for my madder–and my indigo reseeded itself! wheeeee!)
yes, the indigo came up strong here.
Green for hope, for growth, for mellowness, for healing, for nourishment. It doesn’t take much to grow a few greens to make a meal. I no longer have land for a garden but I do have planters and pots and in my 22” by 6″ planter, I am growing enough rainbow chard to feed us. We had a fine meal of chard last night, sauteed with garlic, red pepper flakes and olive oil, sometimes I add shallots, other times green onions, this is my favorite way to cook all of my greens. Last night we added shrimp to the chard and served it with a bowl of brown rice, laced with toasted sesame oil. Hit all of the fine points of dining, pleasing to the eye because we eat with our eyes first, texture, aroma and most of all, taste. We felt like we were eating the earth and sea and it was a fine sensory meal…
cook them in a similar way. rice and salmon is my favorite pairing.
Thank you for the recording…Green thoughts had me looking out through the open window to all the new growth – particularly the weeds which seem to have the fastest growing energy of all. My little haven is filled now with so much birdsong and green always says birds to me. Spring, yes, it is my true awakening season. Love all your photos and the nine patch shouts welcome spring to me.
Awakening and welcome, those are good words.
Chickens will annihilate ticks!
To keep chickens safe, I have seen “chicken tractors”. They have secure top and sides with the floor open to grass. There is a wheel system, so you can move it about your property.
Yes, I have heard of that, the wild turkeys eat them too. We really haven’t had a problem here yet, just cautious. It’s the woods really.
“life…salad” word association made me laugh. It’s not so hot here in Maine thank goodness. My garden is coming along nicely and GREEN is the word for sure. Take it easy!
Jungle here. I forgot that one, jungle.