Trees & Greens

I took this photo one day because I liked how the trees looked against the azure sky. Here in tropical Singapore, we’re blessed with lush foliage and verdant flora. You can find all hues of greens in them and I’ve often described certain green shadows using plants as reference.

I particularly enjoy looking at trees and grasses in the hot sun; the rays of sunshine create such vibrant greens. Urban Decay Graffiti and the older version of I Nuovi Iridia* are examples of such colours. Their vividness is incredibly beautiful.

Here’s a classic poem by Joyce Kilmer that I’ve loved since I was a child:


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Imager sources: Urban Decay and I Nuovi

* I recently discovered that the newer batches of this shadow are tamer in tone.

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