Greening

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore

Summer is definitely winding down, even here in California.  Before much longer, the leaves will be turning color and begin to fall.  Already the bright flower colors of the summer months are fading away.  Right now, though, there is still time to soak up the many delicious shades of green that fill our world.

Jade, Olive, Moss, Mantis, Laurel, Pine, Teal, Fern, Emerald, Celadon … even the names for green are delicious.

There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.  ~Minnie Aumonier

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf. ~~ Albert Schweitzer

There has to be something in the very fact of “green” that touches something deep inside us — so much has been written about is.  Some association with hope, with newness …..

Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came; and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness. The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health; and stretching forth their green arms over the thirsty ground, converted open and naked spots into choice nooks, where was a deep and pleasant shade from which to look upon the wide prospect, steeped in sunshine, which lay stretched out beyond. The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing. ~~ Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

So many shades of green.  So many forms …..

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.  ~~Martin Luther

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