Fifty Shades of Green

Maybe a slight stretch, but just slight…as I drive around Northwest Colorado this time of the year, I notice so many variations of green. The first signs of spring emerged as receding snow gave way to green grass. Various shades of green are front and center this time of the year: the lime green leaves on aspen trees contrast with the black green needles on evergreen trees; the yellow green of the willow trees contrast with the blue green needles of the blue spruce trees; the silver green of the sagebrush contrasts with the emerald green of new pasture grass. Spring time in the Rockies is brilliant green. The hillsides, the meadows, the tree-lined river corridors are all varying shades of green — certainly a feast for the senses!