Green! This is a green island – and I can tell you, for a girl from a sunburnt country, green’s the most enticing colour in the world! Let me show you just a few more green scenes, shot over the last couple of weeks:
At the mal pola – the weekly plant market:
Even the beaches are cloaked in green:
Fittingly – since Peradeniya is the site of Sri Lanka’s excellent botanical gardens, and the garden-like campus of the island’s first, and premier university – I was bowled over by walls and banks of green:
At Peradeniya also, I came across a tree – its delicate new leaves almost fluorescent on that grey, dismal day – to prove to you that yes, we do have Spring:
While up on a misty plateau of the Knuckles Mastiff, multi-hued paddy fields created a green sea surrounding this pink farmhouse on its coconut-fringed island:
Thank you Ailsa for proposing an ever-inspiring green theme this week.
ireland and sri lanka, two green islands, but ireland does not have green beaches! wonderful photos, i really love the last one of Knuckles Mastiff 🙂
Isn’t it gorgeous! I got the driver to stop on our way back down after the retreat and would have stayed for a lot longer except that it was beginning to rain heavily again and the little ambalama at the village was pretty full of villagers waiting for the bus – I didn’t think it was fair if I stayed dry and they had to stand out in the rain, especially with an hour or so in the bus ahead of them.
sweet story meredith, yu will miss all these gorgeous places and lovely people ….
Yes, I will, but there must be some gorgeous places and lovely people on the Sunshine Coast, surely? Seriously, it’s funny you should say that just now, because, this last couple of days, selling my ‘stuff’, I’ve met a couple of people and we’ve looked at eachother and said “what a shame it was we didn’t meet before!”. I’m hoping for the best … 🙂
don’t worry, it will all turn out to be right, but funny how these last minute things happen … of course there will be wonderful people on the sunshine coast too, and a community waiting to be discovered 😉
You’re right, of course 🙂
Every picture a masterpiece of greens
Are you partial to green too, Viv?
How lovely! I am looking forward to green in Italy soon.
Snow’s gone, then?
Ahhh so lovely to the eyes!!! It is really unseasonably cold here and white everywhere. Can’t wait for greenery! My eyes are starving for it!
Statistically colder with more snow, Nicole, or just a particularly cold white winter? All that snow will be wonderful for the farmers when it melts at least, or will it flood?
Good point. I’m not sure! It just has been long and cold. We’ve had a major draught so once the snow melts, it will be really green!
So beautifully green!
Yeah … it’s like a balm to the senses 🙂
Wonderful greens. Can’t wait until we experience greens here in Pittsburgh.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
It can’t be long, surely? No little tips of crocus poking up through the snow? Has it been an especially cold winter in Pittsburgh Francine?
I did notice the tulips peeking through now that you mention it. I think tomorrow I will go out and photograph them. Thanks for the reminder. The weather here has been good one day with summer like temp and cold and freezing rain the next day.
I agree with Vivin, every picture a masterpiece of greens. Thank you, twg!
Thank YOU Amy! 🙂
Green as far as the eye can see. It is so beautiful and you capture it so well. I’m glad you are still exploring while you are preparing to leave. You must revel in ever second of your Shangri La.
You understand, Michelle – yes, it’s like topping myself up!
As I was looking at these photos, I thought how it must smell wonderful…damp and earthy. Am I right?
Sometimes, Ruth – out in the woods and countryside quite a lot of the time, in fact – though strangely (since smells are something I’m very attuned to) that almost sweet earthy smell of perfect compost isn’t what I register because in truth, there’s usually a base note of other smells too, faint, but always perceptible – decay, moulds, mildews – which are all part of the cycle to produce such fecundity. 🙂
Beautiful. I especially love that last one with the pink house tucked away in green!.
I’m always a sucker for paddy fields, and with a pink house on the horizon I was captivated! Glad you liked that one Angeline 🙂
Aah the verdant paradise! The shot of the river with its lush banks is my favourite of all your lovely green shots 🙂
You and me too, Madhu – and although it’s immediately recognisable as being the river at Kandy – in fact it could be any river at almost any place, so typical is it. Having said that, I’m so looking forward to seeing what it looks like up in the arid north.
Wow! Lots of beautiful green! Looks amazing!
If I’m honest, the lushness is one of the things that excites my mind and makes the place so beautiful in my eyes.
So much amazing green you have. I’d imagine a lot of rain goes along with that green. My favorite image is the bamboo.
Um … yes, quite a lot of rain! We consider we’re having a drought if we don’t have one decent downpour at least once every couple of weeks! But it’s a bit like Camelot, Emily – we rarely have rain that goes on and on, lasting more than a couple of days at a time. Usually its a downpour followed by sunshine, or even better, a great storm just before sundown which cools and moistens at the same time!
It’s going to be interesting this week, heading north and into the dry zone …
Beautiful. I miss green vegetation. Here it’s a tradeoff for azure seas!
Ummm …. I think at the end of the day I’d opt for the greenery – and here the trees are mythic, which an added delight 🙂
Yea I miss the greenery!
Now these are a sight for Winter-weary eyes! I’ve often wondered how difficult it must be for someone from that part of the World to adjust to living here. It’s not just the seemingly horrific cold weather but the lack of green for 5 months of the year. There is nothing remotely similar between that pink farmhouse with its verdant surroundings and an Illinoisan farmhouse in the dead of WInter surrounded by snow covered fields.
When I read the post’s title, I thought “Green”. 😉
I love green. I don’t know what the science is but it seems to rest my eyes when I gaze out onto green hills or pastures, and walking in Sydney Park I often find myself sighing wonderfully as I contemplate the vast (by city standards) expanses of green grass. Even better when just mowed and the fragrance is a great accompaniment.
I can almost smell the fragrant green in these photos!
it is green…NZ is usually very green though coming home from Auckland last week i drove through the brownest hills…never seen it like this before here
Gorgeous greens. My favourite is the tree with it’s spring leaves coming out. 🙂