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All the Green

road with trees and ferns

Road to Lake Crescent Lodge, Olympic Peninsula, Michael L. Dalrymple (2016)

Well, “all the green” is probably a lie, since there are likely more shades of green found in nature than any other color. If you don’t believe me, all you have to do is hop a plane to the Pacific Northwest on just about any day of the year, because there’s something about the clouds, the grey-ness, that simply illuminates the greens in a way that isn’t possible on a sunny day. Continue reading

Chartreuse

chartreuse with cordial glasses

Chartreuse with Cordial Glasses, Amy S. Dalrymple (2016)

Chartreuse. Most people think of this as the color halfway between green and yellow, or a long forgotten member of the 64-pack of Crayola crayons. It’s also one of the oldest herbal liqueurs and the only one that is naturally green in color. So you might think that the silent monks who bestowed this beloved elixir upon us named it after the color that it resembled, but actually, it’s the other way around—the color was named for the liqueur. Continue reading

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