Friday, May 21, 2010

a little green



my blog friend, Lisa, is hosting a color week at her site, Curious Girl. she has asked participants to post photos of the color of the day, to which each day is assigned as follows:

monday, may 17th: all shades of reds (including pink)
tuesday, may 18th: all shades of blues
wednesday, may 19th: yellows and/or oranges
thursday, may 20th: purples
friday, may 21st: all shades of greens
saturday, may 22nd: rainbow/multi and/or whites/greys 


take a look at her site and see her wonderful photos - she is a true artist.


although i am late to the party (Tuesday was Blue Day, which i unfortunately missed) i am getting up to speed with friday's color:

green

so without further ado, here goes.........












this reminds me of a favorite song, A Little Green, by Joni Mitchell

for vintage footage of Joni singing in 1967 at the Cafe Au Go-Go in New York, go here for your listening pleasure♡

Born with the moon in Cancer
Choose her a name she will answer to
Call her green and the winters cannot fade her
Call her green for the children who've made her
Little green, be a gypsy dancer

He went to California
Hearing that everything's warmer there
So you write him a letter and say, "Her eyes are blue."
He sends you a poem and she's lost to you
Little green, he's a non-conformer

Just a little green
Like the color when the spring is born
There'll be crocuses to bring to school tomorrow
Just a little green
Like the nights when the Northern lights perform
There'll be icicles and birthday clothes
And sometimes there'll be sorrow

Child with a child pretending
Weary of lies you are sending home
So you sign all the papers in the family name
You're sad and you're sorry, but you're not ashamed
Little green, have a happy ending

Just a little green
Like the color when the spring is born
There'll be crocuses to bring to school tomorrow
Just a little green
Like the nights when the Northern lights perform
There'll be icicles and birthday clothes
And sometimes there'll be sorrow


xo♡a


14 comments:

  1. Lovely, lovely greens. And I adore your capture of olive oil. Mmmmm.

    My goodness, the view in your banner pic is amazing! Is that Greece?

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  2. Hey JaPRA! Thanks for visiting!

    The banner is actually a tote bag my sister picked up last year at a pharmacy on the Greek island of Ithaka - it's hanging on my office door and happened to catch my eye for green day!!

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  3. thanks for your lovely comment over at mine. i love your greens too. and you look like you live in a beautiful part of the world. hope to see more of you!

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  4. Oh gorgeous greens, the leaves made me sigh (still wiping my eyes from the graduation).
    LOVE Joni Mitchell, always liked how she'd sing about California (California I'm comin' home...)going to see the video now.
    Have fun with the colors and have a great day Amanda,
    xoxo lori

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  5. LOved your greens and your buggle, too :) Go ahead and post the blues, I'd love to see them and I'm sure others would too.

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  6. Kamana: i look forward to seeing more of your beautiful photographs during color week and beyond!

    Lori: i love joni's california too -- did a little hunting and found a great clip of her playing it for you here

    Mariellen: thanks for visiting! i have no blues to post but i am planning a rainbow for tomorrow♡

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  7. thank you! i am loving your greens. i can get lost in staring at a bottle of olive oil with light streaming through for hours, it's one of my favorite things to look at. great job!

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  8. Lovely greens. Greece is one of our favourite places in the world.

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  9. What a lovely coincidence about Little Green - Joni's daughter (Kelly/Kelauria? - gave up for adoption and found again) - I just watched a Netflix on Joni Mitchell's life - very interesting - you must order it up in your queue.
    And the bag from Kosti the pharmacist friend that I filled with green teas and wild sage from the Cave of Nymphos that Odysseus and son and I climbed into. Dark mysteries of the underworld...
    Spring green is just returning to the Rocky Mountains where I live aided by gentle rains and kissed by drying winds.

    Looking forward to the clicking on the blues Curious Girl.

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  10. Hi Lisa - i not only love to stare at olive oil i love to cook with it -- i put it on practically everything!!!

    kind thanks for your comments on my greens♡color week has been a real joy

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    Hello Monique - thanks for visiting! i look forward to paying back the favor and hopefully reading about greece on your blog as well!!

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  11. Sistah - can you send me the name of the joni movie? would love to see it - been watching a lot of youtube videos of old concert clips and feeling quite nostalgic for that great music era........

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  12. That buggle has us all floored--and watch out nyc, here she comes. Poignant.

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  13. Cindy!!! i'm so happy you have navigated your way to my blog!!!

    yes - this buggle is on her way and so is yours - what joy to watch them both set sail...and to think it was just yesterday they were in Mrs. M's kindergarten class!!

    xoxo

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