Nature’s first green is gold

New Zealand’s landscape taxes the vocabulary. Especially, the greens.

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Cobalt green turquoise waters of Milford Sound — or is it aqua green?

Fern fronds are the national symbol, and they are frequently represented in Maori art.

New Zealanders call themselves Kiwis — it’s because of the bird, not the fruit — but kiwi is everywhere on offer, including kiwi juice.

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Kiwi green

Jade is everywhere.

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Precut jade

It comes in lots of colors, all of them green.

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Transparent jade

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And it’s used for all sorts of things, even benches. Decided this is pthalo green.

Even inspires the architecture, on occasion. Lime green?

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And if that’s lime green, what’s this? Squishy wet grass in Franz Josef Glacierland.

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Forest green, grass green, pthalo green, jungle green, moss green, laurel green, cinnabar green . . . they’re all here.

— Sarah

 

 

 

 

 

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