18 AUGUST 2012 UPDATE: More green images have been added to this months Green Gallery.
Green is a colour. It is not a primary colour, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue or yellow and cyan. The word green is closely to the Old English verb growan, “to grow”. It is used to describe plants or the ocean.
Sometimes it can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, or sick.
Several minerals have a green colour, including emerald, which is coloured green by its chromium content.
Animals such as frogs, lizards, and other reptiles and amphibians, fish, insects, and birds, appear green because of a mixture of layers of blue and green coloring on their skin. Many creatures have adapted to their green environments by taking on a green hue themselves as camouflage.
Culturally, green has broad and sometimes contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, envy, or the devil. The most common associations, however, are found in its ties to nature.
Green is also associated with regeneration, fertility and rebirth for its connections to nature.
This gallery is dedicated to all things green and more will be added throughout August 2012.