Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday Snapshots - Fifty Shades of Green

Even though I enjoy the glorious azaleas, rhododendrons, tulips, and other flowers and trees that bloom in springtime, there's nothing quite as dramatic as the myriad shades of green when the trees bud on the hillsides near my home. I took these pictures along the Green River in Kent, Washington. Click on photos to enlarge.

Soccer fields on Green River Road, Kent, WA

Green River, Kent, WA

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23 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I am a big fan of green! In these parts, we have our best shades of green in the spring. The river shot reminds me of a house where I lived for thirteen years in the foothills, just above the river. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Love your post title! LOL

Anne Bennett said...

The green river is so notorious for such a bad reason, it is lovely to see pictures of the river looking so peaceful and green. Anne@My Head is Full of Books

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You're right. I couldn't help but think of the Green River Killer as I took my photos.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad my photo brought back good memories. When I posted it, I realized why it's called the Green River.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I had to google the Green River Killer and then read through his history.
Your photos are beautiful and one would never know.

Anonymous said...

Looks like home! Beautiful photos, Sandy! I especially like the one of the Green River. Too bad the media had to associate this lovely river with a killer.
Anonymous, a.k.a., Dace

Arti said...

So green. What a contrast with our spring. Today we have still, spring snow. It will be a while before we see green. Thanks for sharing these photos.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I think Ann Rule's book on the subject also added to the hoopla.

grammajudyb said...

I say, you can't have too much green! Just starting to green up here in NE Wyoming. A few crocus and daffodils have appeared and the willows have started to bud out. But still a bit brown for my taste! Thanks for sharing your 50 Shades of Green! :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I was raised in Texas so I know all about brown! In winter, the grass goes dormant and turns brown. Then it's green in springtime but with the 100+ degree temps in summer, it often turns brownish yellow again. I do love the year-round green here in the Pacific Northwest.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you didn't find my all-green photos boring!

Diana Leigh said...

Gorgeous! I love when the green of spring returns. We've had a lot of rain lately, so everything around here is "greening" up nicely!

Allison said...

In our watercolor class, we're learning about all the variations that one color can have. Your photos are a perfect example from nature of the glories of green. :-)

Paulita said...

I love your play on words title and terrific colors in your pics. We don't have anywhere near that much green yet. Here's Mine

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you! I was afraid they might be a little bit dull.

jacquie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I do look forward to these pictures :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you enjoy my photos. I'm having fun participating in Saturday Snapshots - a break from all the writing-related stuff.

Susan Lindquist said...

What a lovely dose of green! Still not quite there yet here in the Northeast!

Louise said...

Spring greens are so beautiful. I'm enjoying autumn colours here.

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

Beautiful photos. They really capture this time of year.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoy all the golds, red, and yellows of autumn too and will probably post photos of trees in that season too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

We've had a lot of rain too, but that's normal in the Pacific Northwest.