The informant is a substitute teacher who went to college in Florida. While she was there, she roomed with an international student from Ireland. This roommate is the person who first said that it was, “raining green paint”. When Winter would to turn to Spring and the trees and leaves started growing, the informant’s roommate would say that it was “raining green paint”. The friend was from Ireland, and the saying supposedly comes from there. This saying stuck with the informant because it is a somewhat poetic notion. It suggests that nature is being designed for our viewing pleasure and gives a positive outlook on the changing of seasons.