Tis the season of giving.  If you are seeking Green Man related gifts, check out the links below:  George Carruth’s classic Garden Smile Green Man and other Nature Faces are available at: The Greening by Sharon Brubaker http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B0084TH53Y/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link Kathleen Basford’s treatise is a classic: http://www.amazon.com/The-Green-Man-Kathleen-Basford/dp/0859914976/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1354446644&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=green+man+kathleen+basford#sfmsg_-7890*sfxd*0*sfxd*0 Mike Harding’s terrific book: The Little Book of the Green […]

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With the advent of hurricane Sandy and its wild winds along with our usual November gales, leaves have been spiraling down in a whimsical ballet and carpeting the ground with brilliant color.  The sound of raking and mowers grinding up the leaves nearly drown out the crunch and swish as one walks through the fallen leaves. […]

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Here in the US, the Green Man is almost an anomaly.  You can find Green Man sculptures in larger cities such as New York and Chicago. Outside of the urban areas, the Green Man is often relegated to garden art and personal collections.  It is humbling to see the amazing array of Green Men globally.  […]

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Are you in need of a last minute Halloween costume? If you would like to portray yourself as the Green Man, here are a few sources of Green Man masks: http://www.rainewalker.com/catalog3.htm These are exquisite, one of a kind, leather masks. Etsy.com has a variety of masks from various artists: http://www.etsy.com/search?includes%5B%5D=tags&q=greenman+mask Artist, Larry Wood has created […]

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Spooks, witches, black cats  and ghosts moaning “Oooooooooh!”  Soon cries of “Boo!” and “Trick or Treat” will reign the streets.  All Hallows eve is coming next week!  The hunt for an outstanding costume is reaching a fever pitch.  Here are a few Green Man related ideas. Steve Silk put together this blog post in 2008 on natural fashion:http://clattervalleygardens.blogspot.com/2008/12/three-ways-to-wear-plants.html […]

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Throughout history, the Green Man has remained a mystery.  There are many books and sites that discuss why the Green Man is a universal archetype.  Luke Mastin has compiled an outstanding site devoted to the Green Man.  You can visit the site by following this link: http://greenmanenigma.com/  Check out the gallery of Green Men. It’s […]

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In my section of the world, the leaves are changing from green to brilliant hues of orange, red and gold.  Festivals abound at this time of year and I was lucky enough to find references to an autumn Green Man … otherwise known as “The Berry Man.”  Below are some photos and links: from:http://www.projectbritain.com/calendar/january/hollyman.html http://www.thelionspart.co.uk/octoberplenty/ […]

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Zeleni Jurij – A Slovenian Green Man I have found a decent translation and explanation of the Slovenian Green Man — Zeleni Jurij and a very interesting music video.  The story can be found at: http://sms.zrc-sazu.si/pdf/02/SMS_02_Smitek.pdf on pages 185-186.  The book is titled: The Image of the Real World and the World Beyond in Slovene Folk Tradtion […]

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It’s easy to feel the influence of the Green Man when out of doors. Look at the trees — the shape of green faces in the leaves looking down, the bark on trees having interesting expressions.  Nature is alive and well.   The Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, England have an interesting tale, but also a […]

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I was surfing around the internet on this blustery, rainy evening on the Eastern coast of the USA amid flood, storm and tornado watches, and found a link for a “Green Man Trail” in Oxfordshire, England: http://www.bejo.co.uk/greenmantrail/html/tradition.html The site has an excellent trail of Green Man through Oxfordshire–history of the Green Man, historic sites, folklore, […]

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