I don’t know why the title… Just popped into my head, “Thatsss alll Folks!”…. remember Porky Pig? Doesn’t really apply here because of all the colors we might not have in Brasil – green isn’t one of them so I can’t say “that’s all” until I post my dozens of photos. NO Don’t leave, just kidding. I will limit myself in photos and in words. I spent about a minute looking in my ‘Friburgo garden’ folder, which holds nearly 2000 photos, and listed only 8 photos to show you. Lets see how this works out.
In Brasil, we have green birds, green orchids, huge green leaves, little green leaves; and to list some of shades of green: silver green, deep forest green, spring green, fall green and all the greens in between. During rainy season the world around me turns green, deep with shadows and shiny with moisture. During the dry winter months the greens fade, turning almost brown but never quite giving up their green status.
As you can imagine this forces me to look past the green and look for small dots of other color. I have received many comments over the years about my ‘eye popping color’, which just shows how I look for bright orange, vibrant reds, many yellows, violet, pink …. any color to see something other than green in my camera’s lens.
All these photos were taken at one time or the other throughout the year, in my garden, from the veranda, or on the street in front of the house.
I have one more, (only one more!), taken at the Botanical Gardens in Rio just this past week – just to prove my point that green is the color of Brasil. Green on green, shadow and light -