"...a green which no artist could ever obtain on his palette, a green of which neither the varied tints of vegetation nor the shades of the most limpid sea could ever produce the like! If there is a green in Paradise, it cannot be but of this shade, which most surely is the true green of Hope."
-Jules Verne in his 1882 novel "Le Rayon Vert" (The Green Ray)
Colors are emerging on the last day of summer. In the west, the brown of the hills will soon be replaced by green, ignited like the Green Flash on the ocean at sunset .