“It’s not easy, being green.” Or at least that’s what Kermit the Frog said. But this time of year, I am so happy to see the green, even though it’s making my allergies go crazy. My yard is green. The lilac bush is leafing out and I even have blossoms. The hostas are up. Daffodils have bloomed and tulips are growing. My lemon balm, catnip (lots and lots of volunteer catnip), yarrow, lavender, reseeded borage, some flower I got off the clearance rack at the grocery store last year, and even my little 99 cent mums I got at Wal-mart four years ago are back and growing and GREEN!
The color green is often used to represent abundance, prosperity, fertility, growth, and good things. It’s the color of the heart chakra. And it’s used in money spells. My ritual robe I made long ago was green, and as a young pagan, I counted this color among my favorites.
Green is the color of parrots that I love, though Mr. Braynon has a blue head (his body is green), and my Inkybird is a dilute blue mutation (the nominate variety of the pacific parrotlet is green!). The alfalfa my horse eats is green, and the tea I drink is green tea. Green is great! Green is gracious! Green is generous! And green is full of gratitude.
Though we’re seeing green much earlier than we usually do this year, I, for one, am happy that it’s made it’s appearance. Green pushes away the winter doldrums, reminds us that spring is here, and all the things that we plant and grow. Green lures us outside and has us thinking about firing up our lawn mowers. Green reminds us of the God’s growth and courting of the Goddess. And for spring’s return, I am so grateful that we now are seeing green!