“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”
-Pedro Calderon de la Barca
The month of March is just on the horizon and, in my eyes, the view from here is green… all about green! As you know, I typically choose a theme of the month (for example, November was Giving Thanks, February was all about discovering Personal Passion.) But this month, I am inspired by green. Of course, we have St. Patrick’s day coming up but with spring just around the corner, I’ve been relishing some other associations with green:
Green is nature’s color… the color of grass, leaves and clovers; little green tree frogs and praying mantis. We associate the coming spring with green as tender green buds begin to appear on bushes and trees. I just noticed some last weekend!
Shades of green are commonly associated with feeling of peace and tranquility… Actors wait in a green room before appearing on stage; places of meditation and spas incorporate soft green colors for relaxation. Walking into an airy beach house bathed in lovely shades of sea green is, to me, vacation truly defined.
Green is the color of health and nutritious food: fresh veggies like broccoli, peas, spinach, celery, avocado and green beans. I absolutely love a tasty, crisp salad!
Good fortune is often associated with the color green: the four-leaf clover and the color of money.
Green is the color of St. Patrick’s Day, but also brings to mind fun cocktails like margaritas and gimlets, delicious lemon-lime sodas and refreshing bowls of lime sherbet.
We associate green with saving the planet, recycling, conserving land and water.
Green is the color of fragrant herbs that we use to enhance our food and drinks: mint, lavender, thyme and cilantro. I relish just uttering those words!
The Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz was washed in sparkling green and held the promise of wishes fulfilled.
And who can forget the proverbial pickle? Love me a crispy Claussen!
I’m really excited to focus on green this month and I hope you do the same. If you’re so inclined, use the hashtag #bloggreen to share your green theme!