Thursday, 11 June 2009

Green Woman

There has been a great deal of interest in the Green Man post I did recently. Two days ago, I was posting a letter in town, when I glimpsed a work of art on a stone plinth at the edge of the car park. I remembered that, a few years ago, the local council took it upon themselves to remove the town's war memorial that had stood there for more than seventy years to a more picturesque but less accessible site. They reasoned that it would look better sat in a newly created garden where the young people gather, make noise, carve initials in the wooden benches etc. Sorry, I meant to say 'a newly created garden where the whole local populace can sit to enjoy the surroundings' but do note the irony I intended!

That said, and I apologise for the diversion, nothing was parked in front of the vacant memorial plinth for once and to my astonishment I realised that the work of art that had been commissioned was actually that of a Green Woman. I think it is beautiful and I hope you do, too?

I have also come across a wonderful website - Green Man East Anglia - which publishes many photographs of Green Men to be found in that area of England. It has a very good Links section which provides details of other useful Green Man sites.


  1. Interesting picture!!! Can you explain me what do you think about trees. Thank you. Bookmanie.

  2. Great pic of an interesting piece. Beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day.
    Celestina Marie

  3. I love your lichen dog statue pictures below. Love the lichen! I gave you a sweet and tart award on my blog.

  4. It's a lovely thing, especially since it was found unexpectedly!

  5. Kingsley Amis wrote a dyspeptic supernatural thriller called "The Green Man", I believe reflecting his view that things were generally going to ...that a handbasket.

  6. Laurie,

    Oh, this piece is so beautiful and thought-provoking!

    This site is full of intersting posts. I will be back soon again.


  7. I've read many articles on the Green Man but never the Green Woman. Thanks for steering us in the right direction