A mixed green salad

The WordPrompt from WordPress this month is green. Here is a mixed salad of green things that spring to mind and a little Google digging. 

Green  – my second favourite colour.  Five hundred and fifty nanometres of energy. 

Green trees. Green tree frogs. Green snakes. Green grass. Green glass.

Evergreen, Green fingers, the greenback, the Saudi flag

The green and gold – Aussie Aussie Aussie – Oi -Oi – Oi!

The Baggy Green – cricket anyone?

NOT the baggy green!


Greenhouse – a place to grow food and flowers in cold climates

Greenland – a country shrinking before our eyes

The Greens – a political party. Greenie – an environmentalist.

To be green – inexperienced, Green field site – not yet developed.

Green slip  – third party car insurance in NSW, Australia. The House of Representatives Ballot Paper.

Green Eggs and Ham – Sam is very persuasive! The Green Mile – how many times have you watched it? Anne of Green Gables – Not once. How Green Was My Valley – I don’t know? How green was it? The Green Lantern. Pearl Pinkie and Sea Greenie.

Green Day – careful! That boulevard is only a broken dream.

The green cheese – Trivial Pursuit’s science and nature questions.

Eat your greens! Limes, mint, basil (all the herbs – I could go on and on!) Green olives, avocado.

Green beans – because there are yellow ones I guess. Green Peas – are there yellow peas? Mendel must have bred them out of existence.  

It’s the place to be…farm living is the life for me! 

Green Patch – a beach on Jervis Bay with white white sand.

Little green men from Mars! They’d be rather easy to spot wouldn’t they? I mean against the red of Mars. 

The green eyed monster of jealousy. The vomit emoji

Go! Yes or OK (as opposed to red – stop)

Copper carbonate, malachite, chrysoprase, jade, peridot, tourmaline

Emeralds – my birth stone. (Maybe that’s why it’s my second favourite colour?)

The Grinch, Shrek, The Hulk, Gumby who all seem to find it easier being green than Kermit.

Billiard Tables, card Tables

It is greener on the other side of the fence.

I’m so old I  don’t buy green bananas any more – Lou Holtz – I don’t know who he is but that’s funny!  (a football player apparently!) 

(My SEO smiley sure won’t be green!) My first favourite colour? Copper sulfate blue.

Bridges – a photographic essay

WordPress have created a monthly word prompt challenge and you know I quite like challenges! For March, 2022 it’s the word bridge.

There are no doubt many metaphors that can be explored and exploited. Just a few that come to mind without resorting to Google include:

  • don’t burn your bridges
  • a bridge too far
  • build a bridge
  • the bridge of a ship

My choice is to take the easy way out and simply post some nice images of bridges I have crossed rather than writing a long analysis. Nothing fancy, nothing witty just some damn fine architecture!

Sydney Harbour Bridge

My grandfather was a metal worker on this bridge back in the 1930s. I crossed it as part of the Walk for Reconciliation in May, 2000. It’s sweeping arch over a beautiful harbour is always a welcome sight. I am very sure I have many, many more images but here is one of my favourites.

From Lady Macquarie’s Chair

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge has to be one of THE most famous bridges I have crossed – on a push bike no less. I visited San Francisco in 2012 as part of a science nerd holiday I took with a fellow science teacher. Not quite sure why they call it the golden gate when it is clearly orange! Sometimes it is not clearly any colour, as it is often shrouded in fog

Golden Gate Bridge

The Manhattan Bridge

Hang on maybe this one is more famous! Spectacular! I have written a few posts about my time in New York.

New York’s Finest!