Hi Dorle and Jennifer,
Ex-NCH, yes! That's a lovely bond. I really hope we do get to meet somewhere, somewhen.:-)
Interesting that so many of us have grown up to love flowers, greenery, woods and such--perhaps thanks to childhoods spent close to nature (no techie toys, no TV, etc). Of course this is a normal human thing, but perhaps we NCH kids did have some special luck in that regard.
Slightly changing the topic but relevant, I love Handel's music which celebrates nature so much, eg.
"Where-ere you walk, cool gales shall fan the glade. Trees where you sit, shall crowd into a shade" etc. Anyone know that lovely song? I was reminded of that with your comment about "simple shades of green in all its forms", Jennifer.
Enjoy the summer, one and all.
We're off to Toronto, Canada, this coming week--just the other side of the Great Lakes really, and pretty much the same weather we get here in Ohio.