Monday, March 16, 2015

SOLC # 17/31 - Green Scene



                Also blogging with my students at Linda & Jonathan's Class Blog


Day Seventeen, sliding downward, of the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge.  Tweet at #SOL15
                Thanks to Tara, Dana, Anna, Betsy, Beth and Stacey for hosting!

Well, it is St. Patrick's Day, and here are my favorite green things, and the picture that inspired me. I was looking for another picture with a key word that has nothing to do with this picture, but saw this, and decided to celebrate green. We don't have a green river in Denver, but we do have the second largest St. Pat's Parade in the US.  

And no, I'm not Irish. Both sides of my family came straight from England a long time ago. But I do like Irish writers, Irish blessings, and the color green. Top o' the morning to ye! 

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.





       At first I started a list of many things, but I could have written for a long time, and it wasn't fun, was just a list that was difficult to end. Instead I compiled my very favorite things that are green, coming immediately to mind. I imagine you have a few special things that you would name, too.

           cucumbers, avocados, granny smith apples, honeydew melon, key lime pie
           green grass growing, tiny evergreen cones
           parrots and red-eyed leaf frogs
           a green dress that my youngest granddaughter wears
           a comfy pair of green sweatpants
           the green of both the ocean and the sky during storms
           four leaf clovers, Mr. Greensleeves, Green Eggs And Ham
           It's Not Easy Being Green


Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    


26 comments:

  1. What a great green list idea and shades of green display. We share some of the same favorites. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, Linda. My family is Irish (there are a few Spillane relatives living in Denver even). Today is the one day of the year my Dad will revert to a brogue--always loved it.

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    1. Great about your dad, Lee Ann. I had a student a long time ago who brought her brogue to class on this day! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

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  2. Great display! Lime green is m y favorite. Any bright green is really my favorite as I feel that green is a happy color! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks Jaana, such a springy holiday with all this green! Hope your day is good, too!

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  3. I'm having a green smoothie for breakfast today! Green because of the spinach I put in it...cucumbers came to mind for me, too. I had a falafel sandwich over the weekend with tomatoes and cucumbers in it. I'm in a food kick. :) I love this as an idea for a free writing prompt because so many things come to mind - and maybe some interesting things to put together for a poem or story. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    1. I imagine I'll be seeing lots of green at school today. The young ones always seem so excited. Happy St. Pat's Day to you, Jen.

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  4. I like your list. At first I thought mine wouldn't have much on it, but green food adds instantly several items. My favorite green is the color of fresh leaves on a birch tree in spring.

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    1. It's a color that even artists cannot achieve, don't you think? Thanks, Terje.

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  5. Enjoy today! I love freshly cut green grass, dark green lettuces with avocado based dressing, avocados, A green tshirt that says "Kiss me I'm Io-wish." A fun day indeed! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Kendra, and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. That salad sounds very good!

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  6. Fun! Loved your list of things green! Enjoy.
    Clare

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  7. I like your list of green things. To my list I would have to add a Watergate (pistachio) cake. And let's not forget lime jello with pears. Sorry, I tend to get fixated on food.

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    1. I nearly put pistachios on my list, but they aren't my all time favorite. Your cake sounds divine, however. I'm not so sure about the jello.

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  8. Happy St. Paddy's Day to ye! It's not easy being green, indeed.

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    1. Thanks, Dana, of course the same to you!

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  9. Green has always been my favorite color. Emeralds were the gems I desired because they were green.

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    1. We just had the Cartier exhibit at our art museum, awesome jewels, & yes, there were emeralds. Would be lovely to have a pair of earrings wouldn't it?

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  10. What a lite hearted slice! Great idea Linda. Love some of the same green things!

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  11. Key lime pie and comfy sweat pants - the range of green! I hope your having a foul leaf clover type of day, Linda!

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    1. Thanks Tara, it actually was a "lucky" day of fun.

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  12. As someone who loves the color green, I loved this slice of life (and St. Patty's Day). Great photo and lists. Enjoy all things green today, Linda.

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    1. Thanks, Stacey, hope you find a green sweet or two tonight too.

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  13. Now it's after midnight, so I'm late to wish you a Happy St. Patrick's day. Your list is a fun idea, Linda. I'm not a huge fan of green, but I do love green grapes and can't wait to see a hint of green grass!

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. I guess there are late nights for all of us, right? Hope your St. Patrick's Day was a good one.

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