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Go Green (part ll)

Since statistics claim that green is the second favorite color of the public, I decided to make this post on green stuff twice as long. Makes sense right?

Oscar Wilde once wrote,  “He had the curious love of green, which inindividuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.”

Photo: Meika checking out a botanical garden in Vista California.

Fact: There is no such thing as a green mammal. Sloths have  a  green tint to their fur do to the algae that grows on it.

Photo: Metal sculptures in a garden in Vista California 5 miles from where I live. The garden is on a hill.

Fact: The American Green Card or the Alien Registration Card is currently white. It was green after the WWll, now days the color changes to reduce counterfeiting.

Photo: More metal scuptures.

Fact: In the 1818’s novel Frankenstein , Victor Frankenstein was not a monster and he was flesh colored, his monster was  the yellow skin of a corpse. In 1931 Universal studios makeup artist Jack Pierce created the flat-headed bolt through neck character that Boris Karloff played in Frankenstein. The movies were still in black and white back then but all the movie posters portrayed him in green.

Photo: Our lush countryside.

Fact: In China green signifies infidelity.

Photo: Greeness!

Fact: In Israel green symbolizes bad news.

Photo: Yucca blooms

Fact: In Japan the words for green and blue are the same word.

Photo: A nice place to eat lunch.

Fact: In Spain racey jokes are green.

Photo: A cool tree.

Fact: In Ireland green is the national color.

Photo: The jungle of Vista California.

Fact: In Egypt green is a sacred color and represents hope and joy of spring. The floors in the temples are green.

Photo: A cotton tree, not to be confused with the plant. These grow tall.

Fact: American currency was printed with green because it is durable and it was plentiful.

Photo: Things that grow on vines.. no clue as to what they are. They are softball size.

Popular phrases and their meaning. Green Thumb (US) or Green Fingers (UK) means having a ability to grow plants really well.

Photo: A teepee planted with plants that draws butterflies to it.

Phrase: Green Room – in performances this is a room to relax in before and after performing.

Photo: Prickly Pear Cactus

Phrase: Green back – US currency

Photo: Meow

Phrase: Greener Pastures – Good things to come.

Photo: My cat has sage green eyes.

Phrase: Green Horn – Beginner, Novice, or Trainee.

Photo: A very large bush.

Phrase: Green around the gills – Sickly

Photo: Looking up through a canopy of Live Oak Trees.

Fact: Kermit say’s it’s not really easy being green afterall!

That’s all for my green theme. I hope you enjoyed this and the previous post on the color Green!

Next is Blue.


What do you think?

Written by Kim_Johnson


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  1. I love it! Fact: Although St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s national day, and green is the country’s national colour, nobody (afaik) has ever tried to sell green beer on that day in Ireland; that’s an American thing!

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