have you ever noticed...

how many shades of green there actually are, from almost silver through neon chartreuse to deepest, darkest almost midnight with all the subtlest variations of shades in between?

the incredible variety of texture and shape and patterns in leaves, even on the same plant?

the delight of noticing how nicely a certain shade of mauve ceramic just perfectly harmonizes with that deep maroon stripe down a well-turned leaf?