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There are so many shades of green aren’t there? I thought that for today I would share some of the different shades of green before they disappear in the coming fall! Ready?

Lilypad Green

Green beans

Green beans

The center of a clover leaf

The center of a clover leaf

The blue green of lamb ears

The blue green of lamb ears

Shades of green

Shades of green

Thank you for taking the time to drop on by today! Have an amazing day! Be well! ^..^

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Spring seems so early this year. The last two years spring came along in late April and early May. This year it arrived at the beginning of this month. Leaves on the trees appeared seemingly overnight. Wildflowers and weeds are showing their beauty rapidly. So I thought that today I would share with you some of the varying greens in my yard.

Where do I start? I took this shot from my deck looking over the vegetable garden. I found the many green colors amazing, and the breaking of dawn really made their colors pop!

Amazing greens in my yard

Amazing greens in my yard

Check out the vivid green on the oaks to the muted greens of the digger pines.

Oaks and pine

Oaks and pine

Looking to the end of the fruit orchard, I am amazed at the colors.

Looking off the deck

Looking off the deck

The island in the center of our driveway is chock full of weeds, mostly grasses, but the colors are amazing. The redbud tree just left of center, with its leaves just opening, seem to be floating in the air.

The island as the sun rises

The island as the sun rises

The contrast of colors from the old to the new are amazing too. Here is a shot of our night blooming jasmine with last year’s leaves and the new growth that will bear those amazing aromatic flowers.

Old and new

Old and new

Grasses that were not there the other day come up around the daffodils.

Newly sprouted grasses

Newly sprouted grasses

And the lambs ears have a lovely blue green leave that in the winter is almost a pale white.

The blue green of lamb ears

The blue green of lamb ears

We will end with a view of the park like setting that spring gives to us in our backyard.

Park like setting of our back yard

Park like setting of our back yard

Well, I hope that you have enjoyed the greens in my yard as much as I do each and every morning. Now go out and have a great Tuesday, and thanks for visiting today!

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First – a huge thank you for being honored once again by you, the audience, for yet another Audience Choice Award on the Let’s Be Wild photo challenge! This week’s challenge is Green. I have already done a lot of green lately, but thankfully, I am able to share with you additional shots of the lovely shade of green!

Let’s start with one of my favorite shots that features the color green. I was lucky to get a call from my neighbor and friend Ethel to come over to check out the bugs on her garage wall! Check out this amazing Katydid!

Katydid Green

Katydid Green

Pretty, isn’t she?

Let’s take a walk through green, shall we? Ferns abound at this time of year, and they are just truly lovely to see!

Green symmetry

Green symmetry

I was amazed at the symmetry of the two separate sprouting fronds in the above photo! There are some big ones too! Here is a shot of fern fiddles with the lovely greens of their leaves behind them.

In a fern forest

In a fern forest

Walking around I have found some everyday plants in the wild. Check out the wild spinach and strawberries!

Wild Spinach

Wild Spinach

A wild strawberry patch

A wild strawberry patch

Then there is the woolly mullein that is all over the place here. The miners used this for TP during the gold rush!

The soft green of a Woolly Mullein

The soft green of a Woolly Mullein

My garden has one of my favorite vegetables: Broccoli! And I was lucky enough to catch a visitor when I took this shot!

Broccoli with a visitor!

Broccoli with a visitor!

I really like these shots too. These are photos of some of the moss that is in abundance here at this time of year!

Up close with moss

Up close with moss

Mossy moss

Mossy moss

I love the contrasts in the above photo!

Be sure to check out the other entries for this challenge by clicking HERE! And, please feel free to comment on their site if you like my photos!

Well, I have to dash and head off to work! May today be a day filled of joy for you! Thank you for stopping by!

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Today, I grabbed the camera and headed outside. There is something about an overcast winter morning, the briskness in the air, the smell of woodsmoke, and all kinds of nature just waiting for someone like me to come along and capture the beauty and simplicity of it all! So, come on and take a stroll down the road with me to see what my lens finds!

The area around Mosquito Bridge is quite spectacular at this time of year. The little ferns are a vivid green against the backdrop of the greens and browns of the moss that covers the granite boulders that reside in this canyon where the bridge makes its home. Let’s take a look shall we?

Under the rocks

Under the rocks

An alumroot amongst the ferns

An alumroot amongst the ferns

Baby ferns don the granite walls

Baby ferns don the granite walls

Cascading down the granite

Cascading down the granite

Lobb's buckwheat

Lobb’s buckwheat

Looking up the hillside

Looking up the hillside

Ferny looking moss

Ferny looking moss

I hope that you enjoyed the photos that I posted today!

Thank you for coming along today! Have a great day!

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Green Day


In coming up with a topic for today, I chose to focus on the color green. Green surrounds us in our everyday lives. There are so many different shades of this color, it is hard to choose a favorite shade…How about we take a walk through all the shades of green I have found in my neck of the woods? OK! Let’s go!

Here is one of the native plants in this area that is a lovely green shade. It puts out a beautiful flower stalk loaded with yellow flowers. Rumor has it that the miners used the leaves of this plant as we would toilet paper…rumor – OK?

Soft green

Soft green

At this time of year the moss explodes with color! It goes dormant in the summer, turning brown.

Moss green

Moss green

How about two different views of the forest? The first is of the rolling hillsides of the foothills taken from the air, and the second looking through the trees.

Rolling green hills

Rolling green hills

Green in the forest

Green in the forest

From this last spring, the lovely greens found in blowing grasses…

Green, green grass

Green, green grass

Looking close to the ground, we find this lovely green!

Prickly green

Prickly green

And this one!
Green dew

Green dew

Stopping by the lake, we find one last shade of green!

Shades of lily pads

Shades of lily pads

Thank you for coming along and for visiting today! Now go and have a great Tuesday!

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Green is the topic of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. It was requested by Sara, who did the WP post, that entrants use the new “gallery” formats that WP made available.

Challenge on! Going though my photo gallery, I came up with the following for this week’s challenge!

Be sure to check out some of the other entries! Here are a few that I like!

Chris Breebaart

Joy and Woe

Les Petits Pas de Juls

Colder Weather

MaanKind

Little British Pea

To see all the entries, click Here!

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