Not only green but vibrant … in Green Park London

July 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm | Posted in England, Environment, green, London, My photo, Nature, Photography | 2 Comments
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Green overlapping London plane leaves in Green Park London 4 July 2008

Green overlapping London plane leaves in Green Park London 4 July 2008 (click to enlarge)

The edges of London plane leaves above are traced in sunlight.  I’ll send you a giant version if you’d like one as a screensaver 😉

See the sunlight highlighting one special leaf, top right, in the postcard view below?  Green Park is so lush and vigorous at this time of year—gorgeous on a bright afternoon following light refreshing rain last weekend.

Postcard of dappled greens all around in Green Park 4 July 2008

Postcard of dappled greens all around in Green Park 4 July 2008 (click to enlarge)

My daughter’s headmaster took a group of parents on a guided walk through London in September 2007. We reached Green Park, the last of several parks we had walked through since meeting at Waterloo, and were on our way home via Paddington. The Master turned to those of us closest to him and asked “Why do you think Green Park is so named?” No immediate response, so I blurted out “Because it’s so-o-o-o … green!” then regretted opening my mouth. My mind was, in fact, flooded with answers—green is not just a colour, it represents nature, natural, fresh, refreshing, rejuvenating, all the good things in life, life itself, vital … none of which I could sequence to make any sense at that point, as the greenness itself was completely overwhelming!

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  1. Sometimes the first (blurted) answer is the best, so good for you. Verdant, vital and green.
    Great pictures of the essential forces that support us.
    Go Green!

  2. Dear ProWebSurfer,

    Thanks for your support. Occasionally, a ‘stream of consciousness’ spoken outloud is more revealing than a well-constructed, planned response. In this case, a natural outpouring was certainly more appropriate, as we had already discussed the planning of London’s parks and gardens and this was where nature was allowed to take over, a little …
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    Perhaps I shall create and add another public album to block ads with ProWebSurfer toolbar, based on these green, green images?
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    inel


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