Green! What a great topic for the week after Saint Patrick’s Day. 🙂
Onions in my garden
This reminds me of the Trinity – and will be used in a poem by that name once I finish the edits.
Green grass and seed pods
Wild violet leaves – they remind me of hearts. ♥
These are photos of a green snake I found a while back. I originally posted about it here. for the Color Your World challenge, Screamin’ Green.
Here are green tomatoes and a green pepper from my garden last year.
Pears from my mom’s pear tree last year.
I think this works for screaming green quite well. Literally and figuratively, because most people would probably scream when they see what is green in these photos… 😂 I found it on the path next to my garden spot in 2015.
This green snake isn’t poisonous. I don’t think it even has fangs. So you know I had to get close-up. They say that if a snake has diamond shaped pupils, it’s poisonous. If that is the case, then this is proof that little guy is non-poisonous. XD
I wanted a shot with him up off the ground a bit, so I grabbed a stick, stuck it under the head, and slowly lifted up… (this snake was very tolerant of me for some reason.)
And then I got a close up of that pose…
I am thankful that God bought this little fellow into my path so I could get these photos. I nearly stepped on it; and then I realized that a stick usually isn’t bright green… 😂
In response to Color Your World – Inch Worm: I decided on this one to be literal and figurative with the image. 😂 I don’t know if this is an inch worm; it may be a caterpillar. But anyway, it’s the closest I have. XD
In Don’t You Wish (Sierra Jensen series #3.), on page 111, two characters talked about how the grass always seemed greener on the other side of the fence. Christy suggested that maybe the grass on Sierra’s side of the fence needed to be watered. XD
That got me thinking.
Sometimes, I can spend so much time looking at the green pastures on the other side of the fence that I forget to water my own grass with Living Waters and take care of my field, which in turn causes my grass to look even worse in comparison to other people’s fields. I couldn’t help but remember Psalm 23:2: He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. How can I lie down in green pastures if I’m so sidetracked by the other side of the fence that I don’t take care of it? I don’t want to lie down in unrolled hay. X)
Suddenly, it hit me – I had the wrong approach all along. Looking at other fields of grass can cause envy, which is not a good thing:
Proverbs 14:30: A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
I realized, I need to stop comparing the sides of the fence. But that’s sometimes really hard to do, when the other side is within my visibility… and looks SO GREEN. (I guess this would be the epitome of the phrase, “green with envy”? XD)
Galatians 5:26: Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Therefore, I’m going to try to focus on my side of the fence. Water it daily with Living Water. It may take a lot of practice to learn not to look. But practice makes perfect, right? 🙂