For this week’s photo challenge, I put together some old photos that are green.  I needed to string together this motley of photographs, so please please, pardon my hasty and silly rhyme. 🙂 And feel free to ignore the words too and head straight to the pictures. 🙂

There are greens that I truly detest

at spring time, they are big pests

This caterpillar which grows to about 1-inch long appears in early spring and gobbles up the tender spring shoots. They especially like young rose and young blueberry leaves. I do not know how to control them without using pesticides. I used a mixture of soap, garlic, and pepper flakes once. It did not work that well.

there are greens I am happy to see

makes this world as pretty as pretty can be

Spring rains and plants go together.

there are greens that are quite resilient

they grow anywhere, how efficient.

I found this lichen growing on a fallen branch in our backyard. I was intrigued by the little tentacles catching the light. I just had to take a photo before the branch was cut up and tossed in the brush pile.

there are greens for souvenirs

of  how life was before I moved here

Calamansi, or kalamunding in my hometown, is our version of lime. The closest fruit I foound here is the key lime. They do not have the same flavor. It is the tartness in our marinades, the extra boost to pancit, the cure-all for our cold (in the form of Calamansi juice, a.k.a., limonada.) Its plant has little fragrant white flowers that scent the air.

Then there is the green that’s truly useful

the tractor, not the man, is an excellent tool. 😉

The man and the tractor have the same name, and are both dear. 😉 Goodbye, dandelions. We need to keep up with our neighbors’ neat yard. Before we had the tractor, we – the Dear, rather, used a push lawnmower to trim the yard.

Here are the rest of the Green photos.

Thank you for coming by.  🙂 Please visit WP WEEKLY CHALLENGE for more GREEN interpretations.  Have a great blessed weekend!


  1. Another extremely great post! Love the macro shots, and the idea you have for the week’s challenge is just brilliant. Always love your nature pics, Imelda.

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