It’s not that easy bein’ green.
Shelley Creek Park, Parksville, BC. December 2020.
Having to spend each day the colour of the leaves.
Laburnum Road Trail, Qualicum Beach, BC, March 2021.
When I think it could be nicer being red.
Milner Gardens, Vancouver Island, BC. October 2020.
Or yellow or gold.
Walking with Freddy (who is now lounging on the couch in his furever home). November 2020.
Or something much more colourful like that.
Aquitaine, France. Camino Trail. July 2016.
It’s not that easy bein’ green. It seems you blend in with so many ordinary things.
Our Grandog, Nala. Hiding in Grandpa’s Garden. June 2017.
And people tend to pass you over. Cause your not standing out.
Outside of the Great Wall, Mutianyu, China, April 2011.
Like flashy sparkles in the water.
Port Hardy, British Columbia. April 2020.
Or stars in the sky!
Festival of Lights, Ladysmith, British Columbia. November, 2017.
But green’s the colour of spring.
Outside of the Parksville Library, May 2020.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo, BC.
And green can be big like a mountain.
Father and Son, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. September, 2009.
Or important like a river.
Vietnam. October, 2012.
Or tall like a tree.
Tofino, British Columbia. January 2021.
When green is all there is to be, it could make you wonder why.
T aipei. Taiwan. December, 2014.
But why wonder?
Lucca, Tuscany. May 2019.
Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. February, 2010.
I’m green and I’ll do fine.
More scenes from the Camino. Esteribar, Navare, Spain. July, 2016.
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. June 2020.
And I think that it’s what I want to be.
Señor Frog’ s, Riviera Maya, Mexico. January, 2020.
Take it away, Kermit.
Song: (It’s Not Easy) Bein’ Green. Muppet Show, Episode 219. Licenced on Youtube by UMG. Song by Jim Henson. Songwriter: Joe Raposa. 1970.
For an extra special treat, here is a stunning cover version by Sangha Noona (April, 2019). If hearing this doesn’t make you wish you learned to play piano, I don’t know what will. Enjoy!
Feature Photo: Phuket. October 2005.
Words and Music by: Joe Raposa (songwriter) and Jim Henson (song), 1970.