Saturday, July 14, 2012

Verde Verite

I'm going to begin this blog post by introducing you to the Green Man above the front door of my home.  Created by Toby Froud, with a slumbering companion in his seed pod below, by Sarah Froud, we named him Verde (mispronounced "Vurdy" to rhyme with "Hurdy Gurdy" and give him the bit of mischief that so many Froud creatures have).

For a while now, I've wanted to paint the words "Verde Verite" to either side of him, meant to mean "Green Truth" in some horribly hacked approximation of Latin I brainstormed.  Originally I was just going to pick a nice font on the internet and paint the words on the wall, but it dawned on me one night that the words should really be hidden in greenery and vines, and only visible to those looking for it. 

Here we are!

 When I finished painting, I went outside to take some pictures of our own "green truth" in our yard.

As I was heading inside, the most fey of creatures caught my eye, sitting on a huge Hollyhock leaf.  This leaf bug looks like he has tiny wings made of leaves on his back, and his camouflage is unmatchable!

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