Sunday, March 4, 2007

It's not easy being green...

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This special Sunday post is for all you kids, big and small. Look at this green lizard (inspecting the wasp nest in the eaves of the roof) and put yourself in his position: would you want to be green?

If you feel compassionate, go ahead and sing along with Kermit, but I must warn you - if you do, you'll be humming this tune all day long ;-)

"It's not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold...
or something much more colorful like that.

It's not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ord'nary things.
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out
like flashy sparkles in the water or stars in the sky.

But green's the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain,
or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be."

From "The Sesame Street Book and Record"


denton said...

And this guy is greener than Kermit ... oh no, I can't get that tune out of my head.

Chris & Deb said...

I'm doing everything in my power to not click on that video.
Goes to show you can indeed find everything on YouTube!
Love the great colors in your photo tropical and - dare I say - WARM!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Felicia said...

I finally realized that the blue in the photo is the sky and wow, that little guy sure does have a good grip on the wall! I'm sorry that I missed your party a week ago - Happy 100th and looking forward to more fun in the sun with NDP!

Jing said...

i esp. like you show a part of shy in this photo. It makes the whole photo looks great.
nice composition...
and green green green.....
nice sunday

alice said...

I remember to have seen very big green lizards when I was a little girl (yes, a long time ago!) but now, we only see some little brown ones...Too much pesticides, i think.

Frank said...

You must wear sunglasses all day long just to mute the explosions of color.
Do you see how he is looking back at you - is he a lizard or a "ham"?

Anonymous said...

That is a green. I like him.

Anonymous said...

This post is, what you could call "a cheerful post" !
A green colour of this lizard is like
young leaves of our birches in the end of May, I will show them then and
it`s a wonderful spring colour, believe me :) after brown and grey colours under melting snow. . . .

Dsole said...

oooh! funny post!!
And green is my favourite colour! Hope's colour too!

Nathalie said...

We won't take that statement as a political one, will we ???


Oya said...

Nice catch Isabella. Your place is full of every color. Lucky you:)

angela said...

He's not exactly well camouflaged, is he? Such a bright, bright green and I too am refusing to click, just reading those lyrics is enough..

Tony Morris said...

As a "green" supporter I really like this fella.

SInce you asked me on my blog I took a look at some Lizard WEB pages. I don't know much about Lizards on your side of the Atlantic but it might be a Green Anole (aka Carolina Anole)
Anolis carolinensis (see

Jilly said...

Oh I love this posting. Lizard and frog. Brilliant Isabella! When I lived in Cairns, in Queensland I used to have a green tree frog who lived on the shower curtain. Always had to remember to turn the cold tap on first - in any case it was too hot for hot water. I always hoped one day he'd turn into my prince but something went wrong with that story.

Jilly x

Kuanyin said...

We have green lizards here too....guess I'm gonna have to go lizard photo hunting again! Smashing photo...I don't know if I could begin to make a lizard look this good!

isabella said...

Thanks all for your visits!

Denton - I warned you!

Felicia - thanks and sorry you misses my party!

Tony - the green anole was my fist instinct, but I was afraid you'd correct me again ;-)

Jilly - sometimes we find out that a frog is...just a frog ;-)

Helen said...

When my son was a little dude green was his favorite color and he used to cry that he wasn't green like Kermie!

The Wellspring said...

WOW! His color makes my eyes pop out. I'll have to come back to hear Kermit it's time for bed. :)

Tony Morris said...

oops I feel humbled

Kala said...

that was too funny! Gosh, youtube has everything now!!! What a fun post!

Victoria said...

What a lovely little anole!

Olivier said...

superbe post, la photo est tres belle et merci de nous refaire vivre kermit.

superb post, the photograph is very beautiful and thanks for remaking us to live kermit.

Lessie said...

Fabulous color! So vibrant.

Chuckeroon said...

I like this lizzard.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Love the color of the lizard!