Day 71 was not St. Patty’s day, but I went to a party that was all about celebrating it on a weekend evening. It was a killer party, and everyone was wearing green — my favorite color. Since I am lacking photo evidence of my own from the gathering, I thought that I could put together a photo montage of photos that have a large portion, or a focal point, that are green.
While doing this, I learned two things: 1) searching for green photos was actually kind of hard, and 2) putting together a photo post takes more time than writing, especially if you are resizing (or maybe that’s just my stupid computer acting like it’s from 1995).
Countryside Near Hill of Crosses
The Hill of Crosses is a must-see in Lithuania, and to get there I had to take a bus to a small town and then walk through the countryside. As I walked down the side of the road, I noticed that potatoes were scattered across the grass, perhaps because they fell off trucks that were driving along? It just gave the whole experience more character.
Wacky Plant in San Cristobal de las Casas
Subtle differences from one country to the next make them unique, and this plant is just one of the things I’ll remember from my time in Mexico. It sort of reminds me of Medusa.
Purple Flower in Ala Archa, Kyrgyzstan
Ala Archa is a beautiful nature park outside of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan that we ventured to as part of a group trip from the London School in Bishkek. It is a very green place, which is probably why I loved this little purple flower there even more.
Mushroom Tops in Auckland, New Zealand
I climbed to the top of a little anthill near Auckland to be surprised by the interesting little addition of mushroom painted “things” in the ground. Little artsy bits like these make me happy.
Hobbit Homes in Matamata, New Zealand
A very nerdy adventure brought me face-to-face with the place where hobbits once roamed. You can read more about my time hanging out in Hobbiton in the original post.
Love Birds in Copan, Honduras
Macaw Mountain is a bird sanctuary in Copan, Honduras where you can see cute little guys like these hanging out and getting rehabilitated.
Love to Love You in Vilnius, Lithuania
There’s a bridge in Vilnius where people put locks after they get hitched. Some are engraved with cute little messages like in the photo above.
Hunter Valley Roos
Hunter Valley was probably my first wild encounter with kangaroos.
Green Building and Babushka in Odessa
I loved this bright green building in Odessa, Ukraine, but what I love even more is the fact I caught a babushka in the mix.
Green Boats and Castle in Trakai
Trakai is home to one of the coolest and most picturesque castles, straight out of a fairy tale.
Phone Light for Bishkek Blackouts
When I picked up my cell phone in Kyrgyzstan, I was thankful I found one with a built-in flashlight since we had quite a few blackouts to deal with.
Granny and Laundry Trakai
Also from Trakai, Lithuania, I stumbled upon this old lady putting up the laundry and just really enjoyed this life-moment shot.
>> The daily photo courtesy of Lauren Fritsky.