Everything has suddenly turned very, very lushly green. Each Spring this seems to happen virtually overnight. One day, you know Spring is coming, you see little buds peeking out, and the trees start to bloom... then- GREEN!
This got me thinking about the color green and all its permutations, and, well, I decided to see just how many shades of green people had actually attached names to. This turned out to be well-nigh impossible because, apparently, you can call a color anything you want, especially if you happen to be a paint company. "Uphill" and "Cabbage Patch", are names for colors of green paint, for example. I also learned that the computer can distinguish over nine million shades of green (!). Humans, not so much.
This site listed 99 shades of green, but some of them seem pretty weird, like "Bile"- yuk! Here's a partial, non-definitive list I compiled from those that seemed reasonable. (A lot of them refer to vegetables, which makes me hungry!)
Algae, Amazon, Apple,
Army, Avocado, Bottle, Brussels, Cactus, Camo, Caribbean,
Chromium, Clover, Cornsilk, Drab, Electricity, Emerald, Eucalyptus,
Fir, Forest, Glass, Goblin, Gooseberry, Grass, Hookers, Honeydew, Hunter, Jade, Jungle, Juniper, Kelly, Laurel, Lawn, Lime, Malachite, Mallard, Ming, Mint, Moss, Office,
(Reflection, Kinneyconnick Creek)
Olivine, Parrot, Pea, Perylene, Phthalo, Pickle,
Pistachio, Sage, Sap, Shamrock, Spinach,
(budding leaves, Kinneyconnick, Kentucky)
Spruce, Teal, Turquoise, Verdigris,