Hopeful vegetation above white picket fence ~

Spring green leaves, April 6, 2015

Spring green leaves, April 6, 2015

Looking at this green, it struck me as a hopeful, optimistic color, and it turns out that many people do associate the color green with hope (according to Michel Pastoureau’s Green: The History of a Color). What’s more, the “root” of the word green is a Germanic word meaning “grow” (a hopeful, optimistic thing to do), and in Old Icelandic the word for green is “grœnn,” which also means “fresh, hopeful, good.” So there you have it: hope and goodness above a white fence! 🙂

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