roygbiv: green

I’m a few days late for the search for green, but I have a good excuse- I was hiking among the greens of the pacific northwest last week during our family vacation for my son’s spring break. My lungs still feel good from inhaling all that good air.

And I can’t possibly have a blog post about green without quoting Federico Garcia Lorca’s poem “Romance Sonámbulo”

Verde que te quiero verde.
Verde viento. Verdes ramas…

For the full poem as well as translation, go here. I have always loved the beginning of that poem, the rolling of the r’s one after another, so luscious. The rhythm is just beautiful too. Unfortunately the translation just doesn’t do it justice!

Anyway, here are my greens/verdes:

in the Quinault Rain Forest, Washington

On the Marymere Falls Trail #washington #olympicnationalpark #bridge #hiking
green upon green on the Marymere Waterfall Trail, Olympic National Forest

earth’s patina

Ruby Beach, WA
view from Ruby Beach, ok not green in this photo, but can’t you just sense the green??

a little green from my own yard, and an egg hidden by the Easter bunny

my 4 year old likes to leave me little green gifts on my nightstand almost everyday. I never know what I’ll find.


  1. I especially love the first pic, Bridgette, as I’ve always wanted to go to the rain forest in Washington. It really captures the verdant beauty of all those lovely plants – I can almost feel the fresh air!

  2. Oh, I love Daybook, it’s a book I’ve read many many times and I do not read books more than once. Thank you for sharing this poem too. I’m taking Spanish classes and this is a good project to translate. xo

    1. I haven’t finished the book yet, only started it and already it really spoke to me. This is a good poem to practice those rolling r’s too! rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 🙂

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