weekly photo challenge: growth

all stages are beautiful
use all stages of flowers in arrangements, from small to large, and watch as they grow & develop each day, each stage having its own beauty

Did you know this week’s photo challenge word, growth, is related to green?   It is! 

Look at grow, the root of growth, then at green.  See all the similarities?

Grow, v. i. [AS. grawan; akin to D. groeijen, Icel. groa, Dan. groe, Sw. gro. Cf. Green, Grass.]  To spring up and come to maturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish…

Green, a. [OE. grene, ; fr. the root of E. grow. See Grow.]   Full of life and vigor; fresh and vigorous; new…

GROWTH, n. Product; produce; that which has grown; production; any thing produced; increase in number, bulk or frequency; increase in extent or prevalence; advancement; progress; improvement…

One of the things I enjoy studying is etymology – where words come from, what’s the most basic meaning, what language(s) lie behind the word we use today.  That’s why I like the older dictionaries.  They include this useful information.

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