Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Heads or Tails Tuesday: Anything Green
Ok. I'm up for my second adventure with Skittle's Heads or Tails Tuesday. Today's topic. Anything green. Hmmm.
Green is one of my favorite colors. Of course at any given moment almost every color is one of my favorites, but I am quite partial to most shades of green. When I've had carpet (that I bought for myself), it has always been green. One of the first things I did for my little house was to turn it green - I brooded, pondered, mused, and pored over the colors at Sherwin-Williams' cool color Visualizer thingy. They seem to have discontinued my beautiful color. It's a very soft, sage color. I didn't realize what a difference it would make. It turned my sad little house - the midget on the street - from looking to me like sort of like a shack - to looking sweet and revived. It made her mine too, in some way. The very kind young couple who painted it for me tried to get me to compromise about the color since they wanted to use a different kind of paint. For some reason it felt SO important to me to hold true to this color that I held true to myself for a change. Turned out their paint brand was a Sherwin-Williams affiliate and all I had to do was get the formula. Their conviction that it was impossible turned out to be mistaken. With her new green face, I think I really fell in love with my little house and truly felt for the first time that she was mine.
Other green things. I have quite a lot of rocks. I love rocks. Here's an interesting green one. I used to know what it was, but I have forgotten and I'm too lazy to look it up. It's pretty, though, isn't it?
Green art work. Here are a pair of water colors my mother got years and years ago. They aren't literally green, I guess, but they feel green and soft and cool on the eye to me. I'm not sure how to spell the artist's name. Aral Raj is what I have in my head. I know the Raj part is right.
Even though I'm very fond of green. I do have my limits. I have never understood the idea of drinking green beer on Saint Patrick's day. Yuck.
Oh... I knew there was a really important aspect of green that I forgot. Trees in summer, of course, but right now, in winter, I am particularly fond of the green that comes through as snow melts. It gives me hope that Spring is on the way.