Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What's In a Name

 Who am I? 


Is this too close?



OK.  Let's step back.  
Is he friendly or scary looking? 
A garden gnome or water elf ?
Not a medusa  even though he is stone.


Is he splashing water on his face
to keep cool?



 His hands are nice.



His bowl  is checked  ever so often, but so far  I've have found no coins. 
Although he has been  standing around  against this wall  for several  years, he still doesn’t have a name. 


What would you suggest?
 
Update:   One of my readers, Babs of Upstairs, Downstairs,  suggested he is a green man.  A search revealed that is what  he is.  A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves.   Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit.

Until next time, Honey

Linking to:
Wow Me Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Open House at No Minimalist Here
Feathered Nest Friday French Country Cottage

51 comments:

  1. I like his eyes. They look so kind to me.

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  2. OMG, Honey it is just gorgeous and I love the wall it is on. So pretty.

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  3. Mervin? He is kind of Wizard like.

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  4. I like Olives idea, Mervin. He is super cool. Love his hands.

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  5. Love it! I bet it sounds wonderful! Stopping over from Wow Us Wednesday!

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  6. I can't come up with a name. But that is one beautiful wall fountain! The prettiest I've ever seen.
    Brenda

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  7. What a beautiful fountain! He is some kind of plant personified! Like laurel or some kind of a vine. Regardless, he is magnificent!
    So nice to stop by and cool off by your fountain.
    Yvonne

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  8. Whatever his name...he's gorgeous!

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  9. This is a really lovely fountain!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. I think he's Old North Wind - and he looks like a welcome, cooling wind!

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  11. He's very handsome and looks like a Green Man to me.
    How nice to have a great fountain piece like him.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  12. Very pretty. He needs a watery name. Is the water pool below big enough for a few fish?

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  13. Oh he is wonderful! I'd name him Bello Tramonta because Bello is handsome in Italian and Tramontana is North Wind ....He looks like a handsome North wind to me!! *winks* Vanna

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  14. Your fountain is so pretty. Or handsome I guess. I would go with a totally normal name like Bob or Ted, because that would be unexpected.

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  15. I think he's green man too but also looks alot like Baccus is represented. Whatever his name, he is lovely.

    Janie
    Romantic Domestic

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  16. He is all together lovely! Especially on that wall...

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  17. Love it! your photo's make me want one too.

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  18. I think he is cool! My kids would have a fit over this! They love fountains.
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  19. Awesome fountain design. He's not at all creepy. Just handsome!

    DI

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  20. Very nice,
    It remember me italians fountains...

    Pierre

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  21. I think he's a Green Man, a kind of folk elf ... so how about calling him ... Sycamore...

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  22. What a wonderful fountain! I'm not sure about a name...something very masculine though! I'd google some Italian names! ♥

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  23. I love Pam's idea - Bob or Ted. Something completely unexpected! He does look like Poseidon to me though!

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  24. What a pretty fountain you have here! Thanks for visitng my blog and for your lovely comment. Yes, we have a love for peaches in common!
    ~Leslie

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  25. I'd certainly love to have him in my garden. He seems to have a kind face. Do you have a favorite uncle perhaps you could name him after?
    Candy

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  26. I am a fountain fanatic.
    I love him.
    How about Big Daddy?
    That is my fountain's name!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  27. He's got dreamy eyes and a kind expression-a real beauty! I'm your newest follower!

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  28. He looks like a woodland fairy, so I would name him Oberon, like the King of the Fairies!

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  29. I am still trying to figure out what to name my house- I am terrible about things like that! He is quite a handsome thing though!

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  30. The Wizard of Oz....he is beautiful!

    Lou Cinda

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  31. oh, i don't know...I'm terrible at names but he sure looks good!
    Rene'

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  32. i LOVE this fountain. Just beautiful.

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  33. Hi Honey! Love your Green Man, flowing water is one of my favorite sounds. Till next week! *hugs* Patti

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  34. I think he's cool! I think you should call him "Fangorn" or "Treebeard" after the Ent in Lord of the Rings ;-)

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  35. Something Lord of the Rings does work...I do like Treebeard. Cool fountain -

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  36. What ever his name is, he is stunning. I love the surroundings, and the sound of water is always so fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  37. I have never heard of a Green Man before, but I LOVE him! Really beautiful! Thanks for the get well wishes!

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  38. Honey your Green man is absolutely wonderful!! I love fountains like this, so much ambiance!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

    Come and join my Giveaway of a very special painting!

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  39. What a neat piece Honey!! What ever he is- he is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing at my party this week! :)

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  40. Beautiful fountain! Maybe you could call him Poseidon, (God of the Waters). Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  41. Hi Honey, What a great fountain and he looks wonderful on your wall. Love it!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  42. Well, whatever he is, he is just perfect on your wall and adds so much character! What a gorgeous spot to sit on a Summer day. Thanks so much for sharing him with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  43. He's wonderful...he reminds me of a wizard....how about Merlin?

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  44. Honey,
    He is wonderful! I am loving the leaves all over it. thanks for linking it up!
    sherry

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  45. Hey there,

    You won my $100 gift card giveaway from a few weeks ago and I haven't heard from you... let me know if you want it. If I don't hear back from you I will draw a new winner on Friday.

    Thanks,
    Cassity

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  46. Well whatever you name him, he is a handsome fellow. Isn't it relaxing to listen to a splashing fountain.

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  47. Yep, he is The Green Man. I have been looking for him for a long time. 8^)

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  48. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This amazing post added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

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