Weekly photo challenge: Green

Green isn’t a color that occurs in nature too much here in Southern California. I’ve grown up loving the mustard browns of the foothills; green stands out like neon on this backdrop, so I take note of it when I find it. I was overwhelmed by the rolling green hills of the Scottish highlands, and I appreciate the lush green of the Alps as much as I love the scrubby green cacti here at home.

A window box of peonies in Downe, Kent, UK, a moss-grown lamp in the subterranean wine tunnels of Ksara, Lebanon, the rolling terraced vineyards of Lavaux, Switzerland, grapes, winemaker inspecting his vines, Testuz, Switzerland, sunflowers from the farmer’s market, Claremont, CA, the gardens at Hampton Court, UK, Edinburgh Castle, UK, the graveyard where Shakespeare is buried, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, benches at dawn, Rochers de Naye, Switzerland, a mishappen pepper, Beirut, Lebanon, a rare glimpse of green through the doors of an old crusader castle, Byblos, Lebanon, cacti at Alma Rosa winery, Santa Rosa, CA, Sanford winery, Santa Rosa, CA, succulents, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, bubbles in the park across the street from my house, Claremont, CA.

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