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What is green? What is grass?

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yamamanama
Jun. 10th, 2016 12:08 am (UTC)
That second photo is lovely.

I'm not sure what Jah Cure is but I'm imagining reggae covers of The Cure.
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! I like your "The Cure" idea, but I think the name is more along the lines of Jah (God) cures things. "Green Grass" is about marijuana v. cocaine, heh.
lignota
Jun. 10th, 2016 12:14 am (UTC)
Beautiful pictures. I love the sunlight on the grass.
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:49 am (UTC)
Thanks--all the colors have been so bright these few days.
osprey_archer
Jun. 10th, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
Beautiful - the stretching shadows in the first especially.
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:49 am (UTC)
I'm glad some of how lovely that was came through. It was so rich and beautiful.
sartorias
Jun. 10th, 2016 02:05 am (UTC)
Oh, the colors are so deep and so brilliant, and so magical!
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:50 am (UTC)
They really were--intensity UP!
oiktirmos
Jun. 10th, 2016 02:13 am (UTC)
Green grass and high tides forever
Beautiful shadows and contrast.
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:50 am (UTC)
In the grass ones, I like how the grass glints in the sunlight.
xjenavivex
Jun. 10th, 2016 02:49 am (UTC)
The second one has great movement.
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:51 am (UTC)
And I like the three-dimensionality of it, too.
queenoftheskies
Jun. 10th, 2016 02:51 am (UTC)
Oooooh, I wish we had green like that!
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:51 am (UTC)
I wish I could take you for walks here!
marycatelli
Jun. 10th, 2016 03:37 am (UTC)
wow
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:52 am (UTC)
I've been saying that all yesterday and today--everything is so crisp and clear and bright.
sovay
Jun. 10th, 2016 04:23 am (UTC)
That does look green to me.
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:52 am (UTC)
We have a consensus of two, at least, then!
mnfaure
Jun. 10th, 2016 06:32 am (UTC)
That second photo looks like a painting that I would love to find my way into. :D
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:53 am (UTC)
Maybe at least in dreams? And maybe one day in real life.
heliopausa
Jun. 10th, 2016 07:54 am (UTC)
There's a wonderful passage in the strange, magical book, The Fair to Middling, (Calder-Marshall) spelling out how unseeing it is to dismiss grass as simply "green". "But what is green?" exclaims Emma in frustration; she is colour-blind, but nevertheless sees more than those who just suppose that grass is green and don't look.

Edited at 2016-06-10 08:02 am (UTC)
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:55 am (UTC)
Yes: one very salient characteristic can keep us from noticing others, but if you have no reference for the first, then you notice those others.

I think of black-and-white movies, and how they emphasized textures and light balance and things like that in ways that many color movies don't, because TA-DAH!!! COLOR!!
noachoc
Jun. 10th, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
We do forget over the winter, don't we?
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:55 am (UTC)
What I find is how poor and weak the images in my memory are compared to the real thing.
khiemtran
Jun. 10th, 2016 10:17 pm (UTC)
I'm picturing here the one child in the class who draws grass as yellow instead of green, because the sun is shining on it.
asakiyume
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:56 am (UTC)
It's so hard to represent sunlight on grass! And sometimes you feel like you can't trust your eyes, or that if you draw what you see, it won't look right.

(in other words, my heart goes out to that one kid.)
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