Thursday, January 31, 2013
After researching Leafy George (a.k.a. The Green Man) for The Snowing and Greening of Thomas Passmore, I ended up with a strong image in my head of what he looked like, and of what the corbel stone motif above Kate Hainley's house would look like. Imagine my delight when I unwrapped a gift sent to me from the UK recently and found him grinning at me.
He now greets me every time I leave the back door. His is a slightly manic presence - the oak-leafed image of a benign tree spirit or demigod, albeit one with a dark and mischievous streak. He reminds me to look up at the trees whenever I walk or work in my garden.
I have it in mind to track down a duplicate and position him next to the front door of the house as a greeting to visitors.
Posted by Paul Burman at 3:50 PM