Muddytoes is a Sacramento stay-at-home mom with four kids. This blog will tell of her journey as she gardens, cooks, and raises her children. She's learning, by trial and error and lots of research, to grow food and cook more fresh, local, and plant-based meals.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I love green
Is it really a surprise that green is my favorite color?
I'm soothed by the muted, greenish greyish tones of santolina and yarrow
If I were to pick a paint color for my kitchen (which is something I totally need to do!) I'd look to the leaves of my fava beans
Or maybe take hints from the bokeh that forms in the background when I snap photos of my French Lavender flowers -- or the softer color of its stems.
Sage's leaves, covered with a bumpy topographic map of veins, call to me more than the smoother, brighter leaves of calendula
Carrots and potatoes have brighter, more lively greens that seem to shout "we're alive!" They aren't colors I'd paint with or be likely to wear, but I love the hopeful vigor that they exude
This morning though, I'm more excited about a color that isn't quite as green. It isn't this Red Russian Kale (though I really like the way its pinkish purples contrast with its greens (what color-blind gardener decided to call this plant red, anyway?)
It's this... and the parts of it that are a little less green than they were yesterday. The parts that are yellowing, and even, (dare I say it?) taking on a very faint hint of orange. Yes, I like these colors very, very much.