Wonderful youtube.com!  Here is a video with Morris Dancers and Jack-in-the-Green on Beltane 2009: As well as a lovely song about Jack: Photo from: http://grumpyvegan.com/blog/2011/05/01/happy-may-day/

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One of my interpretations of the Green Man. He’s available at: www.cafepress.com/outinthegarden “Old Sage” is coming soon.

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Another guise of the Green Man is “Jack-in-the-Green.”  The Jack-in-the-Greens date back to the 16th and 17th centuries in Britain where elaborate garlanded men would lead May celebrations.  In recent times, Jack-in-the-Greens lead Morris Dancers in celebration and at Maypoles. Jack-in-the-Greens traditionally celebrate Spring and the Straw Bears, winter.  One of my favorite interpretations of Jack-in-the-Green […]

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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Our family has very fond memories of attending birthday parties for Harry at the former Borders Books and Music.  But, I digress.  What does Harry Potter have to do with the Green Man? Actually, there isn’t a connection, but there is a great set in the movies that is adorned with […]

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How exciting to watch the opening ceremonies to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London!  Even more exciting was seeing the Green Man commercial by Dow Corporation!  Check it out here if you have not had a chance to see it: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/dow-chemical-olympics-2012   Hey, was that Sylvia waving from the one window in the commercial?  Amazing!  […]

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Green Men are a favorite venue for garden art.  My family and I are always on the hunt for Green Men. Once we found a fountain (which, in truth, was extremely ugly) with Green Men all around.  Many are portrayed as Dionysis.  George Carruth is one of my favorite sculptors of “Nature Faces.”  He has […]

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The Green Man is a universal archetype.  Throughout history he has had different guises and many names.  Buddha is considered to be a Green Man as he was born in a tree.  Osiris, Adonis, Dionysis, Al Khidr are also Green Men.  More contemporary Green Men are Robin Hood, the May King and even the Jolly […]

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I am an animal lover and adore our two Siamese in our menagerie of animals.   An interesting Green Man fact is that there are actually Green Cats!  I first learned of this via Mike Harding many years ago [http://www.mikeharding.co.uk/greenman/] and found a terrific site that covers Green Cats and Green Dogs more in depth: http://www.green-man-of-cercles.org/articles/green_cats_and_dogs.pdf […]

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Dearest Reader, (and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading the book: The Greening  as well as this blog.) I have a question for you, dear reader.  I am working steadily on the second book in the Green Man series –tentatively titled: The Growing.   Do you like the murder sooner than later […]

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Revisiting Terri Windling’s articles and site, gives me pause to wonder and wander through her wise words.  A quote from fantasy artist Patricia McKillip from the Endicott Studio site: “‘At its best,’ she says, ‘fantasy rewards the reader with a sense of wonder about what lies within the heart of the commonplace world. The greatest […]

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