Yakima Area Arboretum, Washington
This image is Mary’s view for my previous post. She sees the world through “bright and shiny” lenses, hence the beautiful tones of aqua and yellow. The following is her perspective:
Sometimes reality just doesn’t do it for me.
I want to see a world as I think it should be
and, maybe, not exactly as it is.
One of my favorite colors is teal or almost any
combination of blue and green. Those colors conjure
both seawater and plants, some of the real necessities for life.
So why not make the tree leaves teal?
It’s true that they don’t usually come in that exact shade.
I know that, but just once I want this tree to be how I want it to be.
Thank you for playing around with the color
and making blue/green leaves and warm, yellow light peeking through.
It’s a little thing and maybe a trick, but I think it is beautiful.
For a few moments, this tree is just a little bit extraordinary.
Mary Dahlin Graf