Art Friday: Green
Green with envy.
Love is evergreen.
“It’s not easy being green.”
Green is everywhere. It is very easy to take a photo of something green
Green means different things depending on what country you are from (source):
- In Ghardaia and other parts of M’zab, houses painted in green indicate that the inhabitants have made a pilgrimage to Mecca.
- Green, blue-green, and blue are sacred colours in Iran, where they symbolise paradise.
- As the emblematic colour of Ireland, green represents the vast green hillsides, as well as Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick.
- In Japan, green is regarded as the colour of eternal life.
- In Aztec culture, green was considered to be royal because it was the colour of the quetzal plumes used by the Aztec chieftains.
- The solid green flag of Libya is the only national flag of a single colour.
- In China, jade stones represent virtue and beauty.
- In Portugal, green is the colour of hope because of its associations with spring.
- In the highlands of Scotland, people used to wear green as a mark of honour.There is a superstition that sewing with green thread on the eve of a fashion show brings bad luck to the design house.
Here are some popular phrases which uses the word "green" (source)
- Get the green light: get approval to move ahead or proceed with a project or task.
- Green corn: the young, tender ears of Indian corn.
- Green thumb (US) or Green fingers (UK): an unusual ability to make plants grow.
- Green room: a room (in a theater or studio) where performers can relax before or after appearances.
- Greenback: a legal-tender note issued by the United States government.
- Greener pastures: something newer or better (or perceived to be better), such as a new job.
- Green with envy: jealous or envious
- Greenhorn: novice, trainee, beginner
- Green around the gills: marked by a pale, sickly, or nauseated appearance.
- Turn green: to look pale and ill as if you are going to vomit.
- Going green: when someone or something makes changes to help protect the environment, or reduces waste or pollution.
Below are some "green" photos I took over the last few years - enjoy.