‘A child said What is the grass? fetching it to one with full hands,
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he.
I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of the hopeful green stuff woven.
Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord,
A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropt,
Bearing the owner’s name someway in the corners, that we may see and remark,
and say Whose?…
And now it seems to me the beautiful uncut hair of graves.’
Walt Whitman, ‘Song of Myself’ (1855), 6
April has been a month of rain for us here in England. As I travelled in a taxi through Hyde Park this morning I noticed how gloriously green everything was, drenched in refreshing spring showers. So today’s post is simply a celebration of green.
The top image was taken in the churchyard of St. James’s, Weybridge.
You’re not wrong – I was just thinking the same thing when I was looking at my garden yesterday. The rain has definitely perked everything up a whole load.
Love the shot of the beaded water drops. Very nice!
Thanks! Now we need the sun to shine so we can get out there and enjoy it. 🙂
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Thank you. I am honoured.
Beautiful greens Rachael, so refreshing, I love that third shot 🙂 Hope today went well!
Thanks,Karen. No improvement yet. Hopefully soon. Xx
The water droplet shot is gorgeous – a bit like lace! Are the rice terraces in the Philippines?
Thanks, Tricia. They are in Ubud!
We spent two weeks in Ubud last November! When were you there? Our homestay overlooked some beautiful rice terraces – such a beautiful place.
It’s been really rainy here in Italy too… Great images!
Thank you, Silvia.
Absolutly beatiful, these green pictures!
Thank you for this lovely comment!
Green photos never cease to cheer me, and yours are magnificent.
Thank you! Green is so relaxing.