‘Green is the prime colour of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises’*

… so that’s why I chose it for Jude’s Photo Challenge this week, which is to focus on one colour, and one colour alone.Β  But green of course, isn’t simply green…

This wood was planted by the Victorians on the site of a Neolithic henge in nearby Nosterfield. I’ll tell the story one day.
Crops growing near West Tanfield, North Yorkshire
A view across the Yorkshire Dales.

*Pedro Calderon de la Barca (Spanish Dramatist 1600 – 1681)

2020 Photo Challenge #33

44 thoughts on “‘Green is the prime colour of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises’*”

  1. Aah, a nice selection of greens…the mountain one I like, but also the distressed green corrugated iron! I’m a strange person, eh? Contrasts and whims….

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  2. Love your green photos. I could give you quite a few of those after our trip to Belsay Hall and castle yesterday and the walk through the quarry garden. Lovely 😊 posted photos on Facebook. X

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    1. Lovely! I’ve just looked it up. Must visit. I’m not on FB any more so sadly can’t see your pictures 😦 We went to Kiplin Hall, so had a Green Day too. The rain behaved, didn’t it?

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  3. Great selection and I particularly like the dilapidated shed find and capture. You’d think we’d have as many different words for greens as the Inuit are claimed to have for snow.

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  4. Can I be in your fan club too? Actually I already am as I hope you know. LOVED your wonderful selection today, and would also include the dilapidated/distressed shed among my favourites, along with the beautiful first one of the wood in Nosterfield, evening in the garden, the Monet-like ‘White’ pond, the canal and the two rashers to end with, of the Dales and the crops, and last but not least, William’s silhouette in the green lightbox. And the title! How brilliant! Have you read any of that Spanish playwright?

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    1. Of course you can! Hooray! Next time you come, I’ll take you to that wood, which is small and perfectly formed. Odd we all seem to like dilapidation at the moment. I wish I could claim to have read de la Barca, but I haven’t. I’ve only just made a start on Neruda. Just started an excellent (free) course with FutureLearn – How to read a Poem. Recommended!

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  5. I’ll join your fan club too! Can just imagine Jo dancing with her cheerleader pom poms! 🀣🀣
    Love green. I should have chosen green myself. I always think it is an underrated colour in a garden, but it is actually very necessary as a foil for other colours. Not that I don’t consider green as a colour. I often photograph the greens in a garden. Your collage is so refreshing and illustrates so many shades. Thanks again for the link – though mysteriously they are all disappearing into the trash folder at the moment – no idea why!

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    1. Ah, WordPress works in mysterious ways sometimes. Thank you for those positive comments. I love green in the garden, often more than all those flowers: so many shades and textures! This was a fun challenge and I’m glad I had photos in the bank. The weather’s really been against us this week.

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  6. The quote “Green is the prime colour…..” puts me in mind of my latter days at school when the blackboards were changed from black to green. My teacher always said that green was such a natural soothing colour and that as well as learning, our minds would relax! I don’t know if she just made it up or if there was any science involved, but green is such a calming colour. Lovely ‘soothing’ pictures πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, all the ‘blackboards’ at high school were re-painted dark green! I have no idea if they even have blackboards these days as most places use whiteboards and coloured pens, projectors and computers! Must be my age! LOL

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  7. A wonderful assortment. I think my favourite is William in the light box, just because it is such a contrast. I had tentativly picked out some greens but they look positively samey compared to yours.

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  8. Loved this and the photos complement each other amazingly. I also particularly like the Impressionist-style canal one. Green is at once vibrant and soothing and in nature the number of shades of green is infinite it seems. I like your list of greens in a comment – off the top of my head I can offer emerald and jade as they also come to mind. Oh yes and peacock.

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      1. Well I am strangely not familiar with the term peacock blue so I Googled peacock green and peacock blue and happily got results for both πŸ™‚
        Our winter garden is rather dry currently so not exactly a symphony of green – but hopefully heading that way as we had 4 mm of rain last night – the first rain for months and the first spring rain this season πŸ™‚

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      2. That’s fortunate for you. Here, half the farmers – the ones later on the combine harvester rota are having a thin time in this sustained rain. OK, peacock blue AND green. Fair enough!

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