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#Sunday Stills Goes Green

Terri Webster Schrandt says, “Sunday Stills is going green today.”

Jude said, “Hey, that’s my color this month!” Only she spells it “colour” because she’s from the UK.

Cee loves green because she has a challenge every day called Flower of the Day Challenge. Can you imagine a flower without green? And Cee will even let her friends (that’s all of us) post pictures of leaves!

Kale from Woodlake Botanical Gardens
Kale from Woodlake Botanical Gardens

“By the way, most of the light that comes from the sun is green.”

Bill Nye

Now you know why green is such a prominent and much loved color.

Sunday Stills Green Romanesco broccoli
Market-fresh green Romanesco broccoli 

This was a colorful Farmer’s Market in Seattle.

“Nature in her green, tranquil woods heals and soothes all afflictions.”

 John Muir
  • view of the Sierra Nevada Mountain foothills
  • 2008 green spring wildflowers
  • foothill wildflowers, rocks and fallen tree
  • spring green foothills contrasted against groves of orange trees
  • agricultural capital of the world spring green field

John Muir spent much time in the Sequoia National Park among the big trees and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Only forty minutes from the park, the Elderwood, CA area is famous for its gorgeous views of the foothills and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Even though the Arizona mountains are equally gorgeous, I miss this peaceful view from my front porch.

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

My neighbor , her daughter, mother-in-law, and I spent a week in Orlando Florida enjoying the spring break in 2018. Animal Kingdom offered this amazing sight of a tiger behind a glass wall. The next picture shows a tree with some thick tangled roots and an incredibly blue Floridian sky.

Of course, one of the most popular clothing colors, too. I loved the springy color of Helen’s shirt. She was a district administrator of a small rural district near Visalia. After she retired she threw herself into her creative side and started teaching classes on egg dying and box making. We participants pitched in and all brought something to eat so that our art session included a fine luncheon with wine.

Sunday Stills spring green shirt
Helen’s spring green shirt

Helen and I did part of our master’s degree together at Fresno Pacific University. What a talented, interesting and super-intelligent woman! Trust me, those boxes are precise with little work on our parts!

  • Sunday Stills green Nova
  • 2007 Prius Sunday Stills green

And I almost forgot, then couldn’t find (ouch) my pictures of Vince’s pet Nova from a few years back. And my, much-adored green Prius. Vince and I have this conflict about cars. He loves fast and sporty and I love economical. The better gas mileage, the better I love it. And we both love classics.

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Coming Up

  • #Sunday Stills – Respect Your Cat Day I have the privilege of guest hosting next Sunday. GET YOUR CAT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OUT OF YOUR ARCHIVES
  • #Story Chat Summary – Wanda- Lust tomorrow. LAST CHANCE TO COMMENT ON MARCH STORY CHAT!
  • #Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writer’s Challenge – Leisure GET YOUR QUOTES READY!
  • Speaking of Photos, Do You Have a Search Box Summary of Your Answers – Maybe Friday

See you soon! Have a great week! Celebrate Spring!

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  1. Marsha, such a great post. I would love at times to get involved with challenges yet my life which is full to the brim, shows me I just wing things when I step into my play time with my camera. What comes, comes. My fav picture is of Helen and her green shirt. Got me to thinking perhaps it is time for me to start taking pictures of people. Thank you.

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  2. Hi, Marsha – This is a brilliant and diverse selection of green. Like Priorhouse, Helen’s shirt really stood out for me. Thank you for taking up the #SundayStills hosting for the next two weeks. I have chatted with Terri and will publish my #Emerge post next Sunday as I used that theme for a photography class that just finished. Posting on my blog (by the end of March) was the form of publication that I chose for this course. I will label that post as a Coming Attraction to the April 11 SS theme. Hopefully this is okay with you. I don’t have a cat so s/he won’t be offended! 😀

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  3. Darn it – isn’t it annoying when you can’t find that one picture you want! We all have so many pictures in all our files and then one is illusive – the one we really want! Oh well I still enjoyed your green!

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    • Thanks, Bernie. I’m getting through my thousands of pictures that don’t have a name slowly but surely. It’s making it easier to find.

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    • Thanks Susanne. I thought so too, when I saw it. The display of vegetables there was amazing. It was right on the pier. Fabulous place. Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle. If you get up that far and have never been, it’s worth a visit. 🙂

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    • Yes, I know that, Miss Australia! 🙂 We here in the U.S. are the only ones it seems who don’t use superfluous letters in our words. 🙂 What about in Canada? I imagine they spell it colour too., don’t they? I wonder why we stopped in the U.S.? Were we just being rebellious?

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    • I haven’t had it. LOL It probably does taste slightly different. It would sure look pretty on a plate, wouldn’t it? I don’t think I have anything green to wear either, Janis. My husband wears kind of a pickle or sage green mostly to match his eyes. My eyes are blue, so guess what I wear?

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  4. I loved this colour challenge (see what I did there? I’m from Australia so it’s *colour* from me too). The colour of that romanesco broccoli is a fave – so bright.

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    • Isn’t that something else? I should have bought some but I had no place to cook it and you couldn’t take it into California. Thanks for the comment, Jo. It was colourful! 🙂

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    • Actually, I don’t know. I was in Seattle at a meeting with no place to cook, and we can’t bring any kind of plant into California. I’ve never tried it here. I haven’t even seen it! 🙂 I saw some seeds online. I’m sorry about the slideshow not showing on the phone. I wonder if that’s my problem with set-up.

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  5. My top two photos are Helen’s shirt (the mood of that capture is artsy and the monet you gave us shows life in action and her beauty in profile – and do like that green tone as well) – and then the car! Vince has good taste and I love that style of car. In the 1980s – a lot of guy friends had those cars – they were cheap and little did we know how collectible they would become 🙂

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    • I know! My first husband had a car similar to that when I married him in the seventies – a Super Bee. Remember those? It was yellow with a black stripe. I loved it, but it was a lemon of a car. Vince won one pretty impressive award with his green Nova from Chip Foose, and won a huge tool kit as well. Best car show ever. I should have used the picture of him with Chip Foose. Thanks for commenting, Yvette. I’ve wondered where you’ve been. Did you get my email?

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    • Thanks, Cee. I was just telling Janis that I don’t have a single green item in my closet to wear. St. Patrick’s Day snuck up on me and left me vulnerable. 🙂

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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