Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Shades of green

The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods -
~Robert Frost

Tuesday morning on my way to the shop I stopped at the forest to let the dog have a run around. It was raining gently and the soddened canopy of leaves above was showering down on the old leaves which will soon vanish under a sea of bracken. I stopped and took a few shots; the many shades of the colour green were beautiful.

New Shades of Green.

New light leaves

The French word to darken up and obscure is foncer

The French word for a light shower of rain is averse


French Fancy said...

I didn't know either of those words - I've written them in my little handy notebook now - ta.


French Fancy said...

p.s. great photos

Clive said...

Magical photos!

Carol and Chris said...

Wow....such vibrant colours!!! I really will need to get my butt in gear and attempt to do some paintings!! (I'm currently working on two drawings so hopefully once they are done I can have a go)

C x

claire p said...



Beautiful shots Blu :) TFx

LadyFi said...

I love the photos - it feels almost as if you are underwater in the woods.

Butch Boo said...

Wonderful pics- you have a great eye



bindu said...

Gorgeous! I love how the trees are covered in moss. So rich and pretty.

Ken Devine said...

Your photographs are incentive enough to revisit this forest in a week or so while in the area. The last time was 2003/4 and we found it so vast we had to think hard before finding our way out. A startled deer was the only other living thing we saw and we were in there hours.

I visit your blog regularly incidentally and enjoy the use of language. It's refreshing.


Robyn said...

Such beautiful shades of green. I always feel energised when walking through a forest.

Blu said...

Thank you one and all.