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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Green Foliage

If I had to choose one favorite color, but I have a special link to the color green spot because my late grandma. She loved the color of napa cabbage and pastel green. Whenever any family member talked about getting a new car she’d ask if cabbage green was a color option. Oh grandma; she had funky taste.

Another fond memory of green comes from my high school history teacher who used green pens instead of red to grade papers. According to her, red was too critical and discouraging so she chose green: “Green is for growth,” she’d say.

It’s true that mistakes are an inevitable part of life that you can learn to become a stronger and wiser person. For me, shades of green in nature revives hope, health, and wonder.

K, before I bore you with how much I love green in nature, here are my green foliage pictures.

Thanks Cee for hosting this challenge! I was surprised to find old pictures of just green foliage and they didn’t need any other colors. One color was enough to show off their beauty and uniqueness. Hope you and my blog readers have a fantastic mid week and are enjoying the summer breeze.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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  1. Green which is all about new life in the Spring … the grass which was so green and lush just a few short weeks ago is on the way to being crispy with the texture of a Brillo pad. I like the idea of a green pen for grading – your teacher was right as red is way too harsh and critical!


    1. Right after the rain, grass is so lushy green. But come late spring and summer, particularly in CA. a very droughty place, the grass is dried up yellow blades. I would think that with the frequent rain in Detroit the grass may stay green longer.
      My teacher did have the right idea but get this. She was the hardest grader, so you know she had lots of things written on our papers.

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      1. Traditionally, for the late April/early May weather here, you have to mow the lawn twice a week or shear it pretty short to keep up with the long and lush grass. This year we had the heat in April, then early May the frost/freeze warnings for about ten days and now the grass is already getting yellow. Pretty amazing as that usually doesn’t happen here until late July/early August. We’ve had some wildfires in the northern regions of Michigan where it is usually much cooler than lower Michigan, but the weather is uncharacteristically hot there right now. It used to be you’d hear of a grass fire once in a great while around here, but the Michigan State Police have been asking people to please not toss lit cigarettes out the window. I can’t ever remember hearing that plea before. Green is supposed to be the most-soothing color … don’t know how that works for grading papers if the teacher couldn’t restrain herself with that green pen!


  2. The cabbage green car would really stand out!
    And I have heard that research has been done on the negative impact that can come from the red pen – and so what a cool teacher to use green ink.
    Also, in the world of positive psychology – their is a thing called “post traumatic growth” where folks are moving away from calling it post tram stress disorder and using PTG – for post trauma growth –
    lastly, check out a ted talk with Carol Dweck – she is the author of Growth Mindset and talks about the power of “yet” – as a teacher you will really enjoy Dweck’s work


    1. Grandma was eccentric. She liked to stand out and wore red lipstick into her early 80s. lol. I wish I appreciated her flair while she was alive.
      Post traumatic growth sounds helpful to reframe stress. This is my first time hearing of it. One word can make such a difference. “Yet” is one of my many favorite words too; something more is coming; it’s not finished; hopeful word.
      Thank you for sharing these recommendations! It’s always helpful to keep abreast of current studies and developments in psychology and education. Happy to share similar interests with you.

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