Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

What a Weekly Photo Challenge: Green.  For me, green is the colour of relaxation, of growth, of renewal as in last week’s post. Green happens after rain, verdant in winter, rich and prolific in spring, dies down to rustly yellow from mid summer to when we get rain – sometimes not till the following late winter.

Green fills spaces against the sky, softens edges in cities, broadens the restricted spaces in gardens by concealing boundaries, conflating their corners and walls with that sense of upwardness and foreverness that growth has.

And yes, for me, green is the world outside my door (though I am wearing green nail polish at this moment & no – you can’t have a photo), the lining of streets and the pools of green, dappled shadows in parks and people’s gardens.

So come with me up the green dappled path into a small sample of my world of Green

It’s a background to everything, green – even a willy wagtail staking his territorial rights on my garden gate

The bed of the beautiful rose

background for the simple & simply lovely daisy and a background for this tiny native violet

 

& the grey green makes a mysterious backing for the equally mysterious (& slightly sinister) borage flower

Green is the background and reason for lilies and all flowers, pretty (as these are) and otherwise

 

The grey green of Australian native trees becomes emboldened and something wholly other when their flowers come: bottlebrush (a spiky looking untidy tree) and the untidy, chaotic peppermint tree

 

Green is the beginning of flowers: their support & backing: their promise

 

& reflected green endows water with a sense of something else – a magical intimation of otherness: Hyde Park’s island photographed in August when the ponds were still clear enough for reflections, and a duck on a small lake that reflected native greenery on the other side:

 

City green?  Sometimes it looks quite striking, although the real ‘real’ green puts the ‘manufactured’ greens in a pallid light – to me, at least.

At other times, it brings a sense of the natural world into the built environment: the end of Pier Street in Perth’s CBD. These are the beginnings of the gardens surround the Governor’s Residence and the Supreme Court.

Then above Perth’s CBD, we have King’s Park – looking down onto the freeways leading out of the city is a verdant oasis:

and wildflowers carpet spaces of intermittent green:

 

the green of the south-west Kangaroo Paw

A Grevillea nestled amidst odd green foliage and a Geraldton wax – purple amidst its green needles

 

contrasting the northern hemisphere greens: an oak – with native Australian trees:

 

Then there is green when the sunlight is at just the right angle to turn it golden green – Hyde Park:

 

and the luxurious green of lawn striped with shadow

 

the alien green of palm against other foliage

and the unreal green of the beautiful (if feral) new leaves on a weeping willow

 

and the greens around a path in Hyde Park

but best of all: the green of massed foliage made brilliant by Spring’s new growth

 

or new leaves on old plane trees in sunlight – Hyde Park

 

I enjoyed searching through my files of greenery & I hope you enjoyed my selection 🙂

& for some reason I’m limited to 10 related articles.  Sorry :-/

7 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

  1. niasunset says:

    How beautiful your photographs, especially how much I love your landscape and green andd trees… Thank you dear Keira, love, nia

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  2. eof737 says:

    Beautiful nature shots… love those trees. 😉 TY for the pingback!

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  4. bulldogsturf says:

    Green. For me, green is the colour of relaxation… now that says it all for me too… and when they come from Aussie land even better… it looks as though you are enjoying a good spring/summer…

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    • yes & no – very little rain, the park? A mess. But we had rain in September which was enough to promote the new growth, though bulbs were in short supply as they’d come up in June & then it got cold. But yes – all the greens look lovely 🙂

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