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
there are greens I am happy to see
makes this world as pretty as pretty can be
there are greens that are quite resilient
they grow anywhere, how efficient.
there are greens for souvenirs
of how life was before I moved here
Then there is the green that’s truly useful
the tractor, not the man, is an excellent tool. 😉
Here are the rest of the Green photos.
Here are more of my spring bane. These tiny winged insects eat the plants. I always rejoice when the spiders appear later in spring time.
This grasshopper is relatively. Its body is about an inch long.
I do not know if this bug is friendly or not. Maybe, it is judging from the fact that the blueberry leaf does not seem to be munched on. I spied it sunbathing one sunny spring day. This bug is a tad smaller than a ladybug. I wonder what its name is.
How could a big tree, the oak tree, have such tiny flowers?
This fern was growing in our backyard. One spring afternoon, while I was taking pictures of bugs and weed flowers, I saw this fern stretching out in the sun.
This moss was growing on the bark of a tree in the woods of Maine.
I found this lichen during one late spring walk in the woods near my in-laws’ place in Maine.
GRANADA. That is how we call this fruit in Batangas, Philippines. It looks like a guava on the outside, but the inside looks like the pomegranate’s. It remains green even when mature and the seeds are tart.
This picture is especial to me because I took it from the front yard of my parents’ house when we visited in the summer. I think that this is the leaf of a wild ampalaya, bitter melon. I saw it clambering all over the plants in the yard.
I love green. Green is calm and serene. That’s why I would have had every room in our house in every shade of green if I only had my way. That is also why I love taking picture of leaves and grass and trees. That is why I am glad that the first theme for LIVE AND LOVE OUT LOUD’s Nurture Photography-Fall Challenge is Green.
So today, after school was done, I set out to take photos with green in them. This time, however, I tried to veer away from foliage. Just to have a little change of pace. Happily, I chanced upon these little things.
Yet I wonder –
What happens to them when the season gets colder?
How do they survive, assuming that they survive at all.
Pardon me. My tropical bred mind had never contemplated such things. 😉 And until this time, I have not truly spared a thought for a fly except on how to swat it.
I admit that once I stop thinking of a fly as the pesky bug that it is, it can be pretty. As for the bee, I have no issues with it. It is welcome in the garden as long as it stays away from me. 🙂 I am glad to know that there is more than one variety in the backyard.
Finally, I got this photo. I know. I know I said that I would lay off from foliage photos for this challenge. Yet, I could not resist taking a picture of the sun peeking through the tiny hole on a hosta sepal – that little leaf-like piece that is left on the stem after the flower dies.
I had fun trying to fit the setting sun into that little hole. 🙂
I really like garden themes, so I am joining this fabulous place THE ROSEGARDEN IN MALEVIK. If you love roses and gardens, this is nice place to visit.
One morning, I was taking photographs of the dew on the grass. The dew made pretty little crystal globes reflecting the sunlight. I thought that was very pretty. Then I noticed that while the camera was not yet focused, the crystal droplets turned into little balls of light. And I took some shots of the dew that way. Here is what I came up with.