fields, Green thumb, apples
Whenever we go on our pilgrimages I get lost in green.
I am talking about the variant hues or shades of green . The endless stretches of fields wear an unlimited range of this colour. The trees on the mountains display leaves of different green. At times the rivers, ponds and lakes reflect the green …… from light green to moss green. A riot of green as you travel along the countryside or mountainside. It cools the eyes. Calms the nerves. Creates inexplicable enthusiasm in the heart.
God seems to have an unlimited range of Green in His palette and His magical brush paints scintillating hues everywhere.
Looks like my grey cells have given me the green signal to go ahead with my words. I love all shades of green except gaudy shades of the colour like the Parrot-green which looks lovely only on parrots!!
Some have green fingers and every seed / sapling they plant grow well.
Some people refer to this as green thumb .
Russel Page, a British Landscape Artist and Garden Designer says, “Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.”
A green light is anticipated to go ahead with one’s schemes- like the light at traffic signal
A few days back I did make some green pepper pickle. It has great taste and is very good for health.
Green tea is a rage these days and we get this in various flavours ( I love the orange, strawberry and cinnamon ones).It is supposed to be packed with goodness.)
A person green with envy is also said to be smitten with the green eyed monster –jealousy.
I never knew that dollars were also called Greenbacks.
A spring onion is called Green onion.
Some events remain green ( fresh ) in our memory.
I have seen a few Green houses with lovely plants inside.
To be in the cozy Green Room in our college auditorium used to be exciting as we would sit munching pakoras and samosas gingerly without damaging the make-up – waiting for our call to go on the stage. What fun filled days those used to be!! I can still recall the lines from Shakespeare as I played the role of Portia in the Merchant of Venice.
Greenhorns – there are quite a few of them in dynasty politics these days who put their feet in their mouths with their absurd statements!!
Green wood – still young – not aged.
Grass is always green on the other side – a proverb(referred to as Akkara pachchai in Tamil and Malayalam).
To search for greener pastures – seek something that gives you better fortune.
Green around the gills –looking pale and sticky.
Green tourism or eco tourism is the byword these days. Go Green….
One has to go through the Green channel, when there is nothing taxable to declare.
Green ink is used by many PSU staff – especially in the Inspection & Audit departments.
Green ink is also used in drawing maps.
Till quite some time back, the shop keepers who dealt in fruits, vegetables and other grocery items, were called Green Grocers.
We have the Green Peace Movement for environmental protection.
Some animals have Green blood.
Green Spot is a non-carbonated non caffeinated orange based soft drink sold in Venezuela,Thailand and other South East Asian countries . Funny it should be called Green !! Like our own Gold Spot which had no Gold in it!!
Green Spot Whiskey is an Irish Pot Still whiskey.
Green belt…..a movement to retain agricultural and fertile lands founded by 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.
“Green Is The Colour ” is a very popular number sung by Pink Floyd.
Green- represents in Ireland- the vast green hillside as well as Ireland’s patron saint St. Patri
“ Roman Catholics and more traditional protestant clergy wear green vestments…..”
Green is associated so much with Christmas…the Holly, the Ever Green Christmas Trees.
In the story, the Wizard of Oz, there is this Emerald City where everyone wears tinted glasses so that everything looks green.
The colour of the Anahata Chakra is symbolized as green.
Green stuff —-money (too Green).
In Golf, the region of grass around the hole is trimmed short and referred to as the putting green or simply the Green.
“ A hedge between, keeps friendship Green.”
(Your friendship will flourish if you and your friend respect each other’s privacy.)
Green comes in various shades –
“ apple, aquamarine, beryl ( gem stone ), chartfreuse (a liquor made in France – with a colour that is midway between green and yellow),emerald, fir, forest, grass, green jade, lawn green, leaf green, lime, mint, moss, olive, pea green, pine, sage, sap, sea green , sea foam, spring gren and viridian.”
To quote John Milton, “A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green which otherwise would heal and do well.”
“With warming and cooling effect, the green colour denotes balance, harmony and stability.”
“Green is the feng shui colour of renewal, fresh energy and new beginnings.”
Green is associated with healing. I have seen ward boys / Doctors / nurses donning green dresses in many hospitals. In some rooms here even the walls are painted green. This is said to repel mosquitos.
A Green Card holder in U S denotes a Lawful Permanent Resident.
Well. There may be many more Green related things. But I better wind up before my friends start tut tut tut- ing… “This blog becoming dull, grey and boring.”
Well, I don’t find grey dull and boring. I love those heavy rain laden grey clouds !!
till the next Colour Bug bites me
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