I use the WordPress blogging platform for this blog. I find that this works very well for me and, hopefully, for my readers, too. WordPress has various challenges for bloggers every so often. There was one where you were invited to write a blog post every day. I didn’t attempt this!

Another challenge is the monthly #WordPrompt. The word for April is: GREEN. I’m not sure if I’ll get this published by the end of April but it doesn’t really matter as I have enjoyed writing this post anyway.

I have a love-hate relationship with the colour green, stemming from my secondary school uniform which was bottle green and I thought it was hideous! For many years, nothing would induce me to wear anything green, especially bottle green, until I bought these!

Green has associations beyond the colour itself. If someone has green fingers, it suggests that they are very skilled at gardening.

Green around the gills is attributed to someone who is looking or feeling unwell or as if they might vomit. When I went on the Brighton Eye, many years ago, Mr FF asked me why I had ‘gone green?’ I now realise this was linked to a fear of heights!

Image by LoggaWiggler from Pixabay

Green with envy suggests that someone is very jealous. A similar phrase is used by Shakespeare in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ when Portia mentions “green-eyed jealousy“. Later in Othello, Iago states “O beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.”

If you say that someone is green, you imply that they have very little experience of life or a particular job. Although I’m not sure how much this phrase is used nowadays, as being green has much wider connotations. Green issues and political movements relate to or are concerned with the protection of the environment.

Green is strongly associated with nature, linked to grass, plants and trees. It also represents growth and renewal, being the colour of spring and rebirth. Green is also perceived as a refreshing and tranquil colour.

Looking through my photos, I would say that blue features the most, closely followed by green. I have selected a few of my greener photos below:

Do you like the colour green?