If there’s one subject that appears over and over in my work, it’s plants. And leaves. And green. So I thought I would depart from that and see what I can find in my files that’s green but not a plant. It was surprisingly difficult – it seems that the world is full of green but it’s mostly flora. I did find some interesting green things though. Isn’t she lovely?
She was in a store window in Goldsboro, North Carolina not too long ago.
I bet she’s still there.
Elsewhere in the south I found this green toy truck placed on a gravestone in a rural cemetery in Lee County, Florida.
The grave is inscribed with the dates March 20, 1901 – November 13, 1906.
A five and half year old boy, dead for over a hundred years, and still toys are left on his grave.
Life and death are full of wonderful mysteries.
Here’s a Walking Stick in a public garden on Staten Island, in New York City. He’s being eyed from both sides but doesn’t seem to be worried about it. His translucent green color and skinny shape made him hard to spot, hence the big grin.
A bright green sign announces Trees for sale, only $5 each. This truck was parked on the side of a busy road in Ellensburg, Washington. The retired farmer who made it said he digs up unwanted trees in vacant lots, bags them and sells them out of his truck. Passes the time.
And behind him was a bus, parked hard by a shed full of hay bales and probably serving as a home for someone. On the side and back it says, “Ravinwolf.com” – turns out that’s an “Acoustic Mountain Blues” band. I found the story of the 1972 diesel bus, which the band was planning to convert to bio diesel fuel, on their website: http://www.ravinwolf.com/Press___Reviews.html
Finally, this is easily the most interesting green photo, and I didn’t take it – my son did, with a camera phone while stationed in southern Afghanistan (Marines). He knew I would love the juxtaposition of the green door, the green field and the girl with the green dress.
Green flora does creep in to several of these pictures, so I missed my goal of posting green photographs without plants.
Maybe I’ll do another Green Challenge with just leaves…
The challenge calls for bloggers to post a gallery of photos, using the WordPress gallery format. I had trouble with the formatting so these are posted in the usual one-after-the-other style. Here’s the challenge: