Friday, January 6, 2017

The Right Green Man

Another Green Man, below.  If you don't know Green Man, take the link, centuries of lore, multiple continents & cultures.
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This Green Man, wrapping a corner, owning the garden & house, yet subtle, below, perfect for my previous garden, 30 years in a red brick cottage garden.
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Now, our ca. 1900 American farmhouse?  No.  Wouldn't look of-the-whole.  One possibility for my house, have Picasso customize a Green Man for me.  Matisse may be the better choice.  Yes, dear Henri.  His Cut Outs steal my heart.
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Ahead of moving into pure history, I had a quaint cluelessness, in totality, how Garden Design focal point choices would change.  

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Pic, above, here.
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No exaggeration to say TRUCKLOADS of garden items were taken to Goodwill once we moved in.  Hard action step, Beloved's big work truck, his team of men dispatched decades of hunting/gathering.  Zero time for yard sale, or to take to consignment.  Out, gone.
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Nothing like a TRUTH, when we do it to ourselves.
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If that makes you laugh, it should, you understand my entire premise of Garden Design.  Layers of truths.  Each simple.  Yet each layer a black hole to previous thinking.  Blessedly so.  Good riddance.  .
Garden & Be Well,    XOT
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Matisse.  Definitely Matisse.

4 comments:

Patricia said...

Wish I'd known where you took everything! I would've rented a U-haul truck and bought it all up. I am a "maximalist"!

Valerie Temple said...

Dear Tara,
Do you know of a source to purchase this green man? I LOVE him!!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

No laughter here, rather tears. I'm a lover of stories and all those stories, gone to the thrift store, pains.
And that, my dear Tara, is why I'm surrounded by OPS...other people's stuff...+ my own. lol

Valerie Temple said...

Love the Greenman! Tara do you know of a resource to purchase one? Thanks