|The mallard presents to the world a wholly unique shade of green.|
I call it "rich teal-dark spruce" green.
The word “green” describes the undesirable human conditions of jealousy, inexperience and ill-health. Green in the 21st century means earth friendly and, while a noble cause, I fear the phrase “going green” is suffering from overuse to the point of being meaningless.
|Mosses overhang a stream full of greens.|
Let’s return to the real meaning of green—the color of fields, forests and meadows. Take a walk through the Hoh, a place that receives from 12 to 14 feet of rain every year. Two easy trails, Hall of Mosses and Spruce Nature Trail, allow visitors to experience the rain forest. Here you'll observe green in all its shades of glory—an enchanting sight.
|The Hall of Mosses Trail.|
For the record my favorite color is...blue. But I’m giving green some serious consideration. How about you?
|These downed giants line part of the path|
on the Spruce Nature Trail.
|Sword ferns, highlighted by the sun.|
|Growth along a "nurse log". These downed tree trunks support|
the next generation of spruces, hemlocks and firs.