Six word Saturday

6ws-participating-in-bannerWould you believe,  GREEN this week?

IMG_9952Do you sense a theme going on?  Green has never been one of my favourite colours.  I always feel it needs something else to “lift” it or to provide contrast, but that’s probably my lack of skills with a camera.  In a week of not much happening, I thought I’d try to entertain you with a gallery of green.

It’s such an English colour, isn’t it?  And the colour of that little green demon, jealousy, of which I’m often guilty.  The leaves are falling at an alarming rate, so I guess this is my goodbye to Summer.  Next week’s colour is sure to be Autumn.

Time to see what’s befallen my friends on Six word Saturday this week.  Follow the links or click on the header to visit Cate at Show My Face.

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  1. I hadn’t thought of it as an English color until I lived here. I grew up in California and saw lots of brown and flowers. Not much green. Even the lawns were usually brown due to the heat and water shortages. So when I moved here, I loved all the green.

    1. It goes well with the whites at Wimbledon 🙂 You can see where my mindset is, TBM – I’m watching Novak with half an eye and waiting for Rafa (who’s going to have his hands full with Wawrinka!) Is it any wonder I don’t get the book written? 🙂

  2. I don’t recognize the first photo. It looks like a succulent? I love it. Maybe we take the color green for granted, usually thinking it needs another color to break up the expanse. But these photos do give me a reason to remark that I love green! 🙂

    1. It’s the tip of what we call a Monkey Puzzle Tree, Debbie. Sorry, I don’t know the technical name for it? I have a mild fascination with them. (must have been a monkey in a former life 🙂 )

    1. Talking of buses, you young whippersnapper (you can’t be old because that makes me even older!) I forgot to include my modern lime green bus with a king size Angel of the North on the side. Now that I’ve written this I realise that you won’t know what the heck I’m talking about so I’ll have to put it in another post! 🙂

  3. Some stunning images there Jo. Particularly the Chinese lantern. I am an Orange/Yellow person, but I quite like green too. Blue is my least favourite, since I find it difficult to work with in interiors!

    1. You must be exhausted, Madhu, now you’ve visited half of Poland with me, and England too! 🙂 Many thanks for your time and attention.
      I was looking at one of Ron Mayhew’s posts on India yesterday and the colours were absolutely scintillating.

  4. Wonderful gallery – I’m a big lover of green … my entrance to my home is green, yellow and white. I love to wear olive green … I think it’s a such great color and your have really made it justice through your gallery here. And then we have all love flavors we get from color green.
    I have done color missions too, but I never done it green … I caught the a set color during my travelling over to mom or over a weekend with her. Really loved to do those color mission. Now with me not travelling over to mom anymore I have lost the plot a bit. Miss mom and my days with her.

    1. Greens don’t suit me much, Vivi. I always feel dingy and sallow in them. The exception is a little lime green satin blouse I bought very cheaply in my cousin Marysia’s shop in Poland one year.
      You haven’t really had chance to get into a new rhythm since Mom died, before your silly ass kicked off! Maybe it’s better she’s not here to see you in pain like this, but she’s at your shoulder watching anyway, isn’t she? Love you, hon. You’ll be back on track soon 🙂

      1. Jo, I’m okay with that mom has left me – because she was so desperate for leaving … and I wear her burned orange autumn jacket nearly every day … so she are with me. But I miss my travel to her and my days in Simrishamn with her … and I know my camera miss it too.
        Haven’t published the photos I took .. my last full day I had there, because I handed over her apartment. Have to do post.
        Thanks for being you, Jo!

  5. I have to say green is not one of my favorite colors except when all the lovely green vegetables are sitting in a salad bowl ready for me to eat. But you did a great job of capturing green…

    1. I discovered today that the lantern is called physalis, Cathy. Just a little more knowledge aquired from my blogging friends. When I sit in the arbour those bells on the windchime drive me batty whenever I shuffle 🙂

      1. Oh, Jo, I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to remember that name: physalis! Chinese lantern was a much easier name to remember. Don’t let the windchimes drive you batty! 🙂

  6. I’ve never been too fond of green either, though I don’t seem to be able to get away from it.
    From early school days of green uniforms (even both the schools houses I were in were green) to a hubby who’s favourite colour is green.
    Give me yellow any day 🙂

    1. When I think of some of the beautiful landscapes I’ve seen, Marion, I have to acknowledge its part. Let’s just say it’s my least favourite colour 🙂 Thanks, hon.

    1. It began quite innocently, Andrew, but it’s developing a life of its own 🙂 I forgot to put my green Gateshead bus in, with the Angel of the North sprayed across its side. Ah well- there’s always another challenge!

    1. Thanks, Madoqua 🙂 I say I don’t love the colour but I couldn’t help admiring the different shades in the trees and hedges as I walked back from town this morning.

  7. Entertaining indeed; and beautiful. Thanks. Here in “New” England, all our greens are going gold and red. Also beautiful. Apparently a major photo-op, judging by all of the “flatlander” shutterbugs congregating. We’re always glad they come to visit, especially as they leave so much of their green (ie greenbacks) here with us.

    1. Football pitches and endless fields with grey skies have scarred me for life, Sonel (smile 🙂 ) But I smiled at all the trees on my way through the park this morning. Thank you!

    1. I associate it too much with endless fields and dismal skies, Paula, but as I walked home this morning I found myself admiring the subtle shades of leaves. Still, I’m more of a red or burgundy person, and I love white but can never keep it clean for 5 minutes. 🙂 What’s your favourite colour?

  8. Verde que te quiero verde
    verde viento verdes ramas
    el barco sobre la mar
    el caballo en la montaña.

    Verde, que yo te quiero verde.

    Con la sombra en la cintura
    ella sueña en la baranda
    verdes carne, pelo verde
    su cuerpo de fría plata.

    Federico Garcia Lorca

    io amo il verde, come Federico Garcia, alcuni tuoi scatti sono splendidi, ho amato quello delle piccole ghiande, ma soprattutto l’arancione dell’alchechengi, in grande rigoglio nel mio giardino, con foglie ancora totalmente vedi, presto ne coglieò alucuni rami per metterli a testa in giù, essiccarli, e farne belle composizioni per la mia casa
    buongiorno Giovanna

    I love the Green, as Federico Garcia, some of your shots are gorgeous, I loved that little acorns, but especially the orange of physalis, large flourishing in my garden, with leaves still completely see, coglieò alucuni branches soon to put them upside down, dry, and make beautiful compositions for my home
    Hello Giovanna

    1. I love Lorca 🙂 I didn’t know the name physalis, so thank you for teaching me English, Ventis (Latin English 🙂 ) Have a wonderful weekend, cara, and thank you for the lovely poem.

  9. I love your green gallery of photos! I think the first is my favourite though. But then again I love green 😉
    And the Physalis is beautiful as well!
    Wish you a great Autumn season!

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