Sunday, June 27, 2010

Green is Just Green or Is It?

Several years ago one of my daughters commented that Vermont was so green in the summer is was "totally boring". Her art teacher suggested she count the different shades of green she saw and then ask herself if the color were still boring. When I'm out taking photos in summer I think of this teacher and how he changed how we look at nature.




The maple leaves were this shade of green late in the day with the sun almost at the horizon.


Early morning without a lot of sun this pine tree was several shades of green.


A pink snap dragon surrounded by different shades of green.


Trees outside our back door in early afternoon sunlight.


A mushroom taken mid morning under a tree.


Local stream in late afternoon.

A close up of early turning leaves in mid morning.


Mid afternoon near a swamp in the woods.

5 comments:

YTSL said...

Three cheers for that teacher! :)

sbk said...

Hi ytsl,

Yes, he's a great teacher. He also suggested looking at the leaves on one tree at different times of day to see how the different types of light made leaves look. Also look in different types of weather, etc.

Sara said...

Lovely look at all the different shades of green that surround us every day.

YTSL said...

Hi again sbk --

I'm curious now: was/is the teacher a science or art teacher? ;b

sbk said...

hi ytsl,

He was an art teacher. Both girls have been fortunate to have very good and inspired art teachers (one male, one female) in elementary and high school. I feel the whole family benefited from their experiences with these exceptional teachers.