Thirteen Green Things That I Like

1.  Emeralds – RT gave me a beautiful emerald and diamond ring for Christmas.  I just love green gemstones.

2. Peridot (my birthstone)

3.  Broccoli – especially with cheese sauce on it

4.  A fresh salad with a combination of greens – a veritable medley of shades of green

5.  My eyes – It may sound vain or silly, but I’ve always loved the fact that my eyes are green.  Green eyes are somewhat unique – and I like that.  (RT and both my children have brown eyes.)

6.  Jade

7.  Green enchilada sauce – especially when it’s poured over chicken enchiladas.

8.  Kermit the Frog – especially his “Rainbow Connection” song from “The Muppet Movie”

Written by Paul Williams and used by Kermit the Frog, of The Muppets, Jim Henson Productions

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
and someone believed it,
and look what it’s done so far.
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell,
we know that it’s probably magic….

Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
It’s something that I’m supposed to be.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.
La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa

9.  Lush green lawns, freshly mown.

10. Drooping, flowing weeping willow branches.

11.  Limeade (quick & easy – Sprite or Diet Sprite with a slice of fresh lime in it)

12.  The first shoots of jonquils and crocus each spring.

13.  Four-leaf clovers.  I used to find them all the time.  However, it’s been a few years since I’ve had that particular stroke of luck.

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  3. Joan Says:

    I’ve always been glad to have green eyes too. Because they are unusual I guess. All my children (including in-law children) have blue eyes except Turp, and all my Grandchildren have blue eyes except Aggie. We three are the only green-eyed members.

  4. Thomma Lyn Says:

    A great list of green things! I love broccoli with cheese sauce, and I love the song “Rainbow Connection.” razz

  5. John Says:

    Kermit is my hero.

    My 13 are up.

  6. beth Says:

    Great list. I like all those things! I like my green eyes too! lol cool

  7. Raggedy Says:

    I loved when Kermit sang “It ain’t easy being green”
    I love green!
    Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
    My TT is posted.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Happy TT’ing!
    (“)_ (“)Å 

  8. Jane Says:

    I love emeralds and peridot (my birthstone too!) and my green eyes!!! Are the green eyes a family thing????
    Thanks for coming by my T13. -)

  9. Gabriella Hewitt Says:

    I envy all you green-eyed gals! I’m just plain brown. sad

    And I love my broccoli and salad greens!

    Happy TT Day.

  10. Christine d'Abo Says:

    What a great list! The Peridot is my birthstone as well. And the Rainbow connection song makes me cry everytime I hear it.

    Happy TT!!

  11. Caylynn Says:

    My husband and I both love the Muppets. ) Kermit is the best! I really enjoy the “Rainbow Connection” song. ) Great list of wonderful green things. )

    Happy T13. )

  12. Ciar Cullen Says:

    Okay, that song literally makes me cry everytime I hear it. I got misty at the lyrics without the music, damn it, and I’m at work.

  13. Luna Says:

    Great list!!! Emeralds are my birthstone… T (aka hubby)bought me the most beautiful emerald & diamond ring for our anniversary last year. As for shamrocks… LOL You’ve seen my blog… I also have a trio of them tattood on my outer right ankle & a whole room full of shamrock (and celtic) collectables!

  14. Julee Says:

    I was with my friend when she found a 4 leaf clover IN Ireland! That was pretty cool! Great list!

  15. The Random Yak Says:

    Thursday 13: Odd City Names Revisited…

    Based on the response to the original “odd city names” post earlier in the week and the principle that “if it was funny before, it will be funny the second time,” here is my
    Thursday 13: Odd City Names
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  16. YummY! Says:

    Does broccoli with cheese sauce still count as a green thing?

    TMS: Of course – as long as a little of the green shows through. -)

  17. Lazy Daisy Says:

    Oh Wow, I love the green theme…mind if I borrow it next Thursday? Great list and I adore Kermit.

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