What comes to mind when you think of the color green? Nature? Health? Shamrock Shakes? Envy? Spring? …Eggs and Ham?

I can’t help but to think of the entire spectrum. I love mint chocolate-chip ice cream, the pistachio walls in my office, and my sea-foam nail polish. 

What I love more is the fun names people come up with to name the colors.

Anyone else want that job with me?

Green has always been my favorite color.  I guess when you are drawn to nature, it is a given. 

In Arizona, our succulents and cacti are subtle, more of a jade green.  Most are light-colored because of the microscopic hairs on the leaves to protect them from the brutal sun.

With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, green takes me back to Ireland. It owns the spectrum with it’s rolling countryside, colorful villages, fishing boats, and heritage.  

Here the jade-colored fishing cart accents the harbor in Dingle.

At the Bantry House and Gardens, we found jade-colored, mossy walls of old thatched homes.

And here a jade-colored barn door feels like an invite.

Be reminded… The grass is always greener where you water it. -unknown

Wind Kisses, Donna

Inspired by: Sunday Stills/Jade, WQW/Green