Not just any George… He’s not George Washington, George Carlin or George Lucas. He’s “Green George.”  If I was politically correct, I would post this blog entry on April 23rd  — Green George’s Day or the Christina celebration of St. George. Green George is a Green Man figure from Eastern Europe and Russia.  He is the […]

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Here is Sean Connery as the “Green Knight” in the film “The Sword of the Valiant.”    In the story of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,”  the Green Knight challenges a young Sir Gawain in a beheading game.  This game of life and death in the ancient Celtic poem/play is looked upon, by some critics, […]

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I cannot tell you how amazed and excited I was to see the trailer of Disney’s new film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” on television yesterday.  The Green Man has come to a major motion picture…well, a Green Man of sorts.  I need to wait until the movie is released on August 15th, but […]

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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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