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Old 08-24-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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There are many versions of Bird Girl but the original statue can't be beat. I love garden sculpture.

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Old 08-24-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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I love little flamingo girl and her self-satisfied grin.

When I was beset with empty nest syndrome I turned my attention to my yard and garden ornaments and ended up adopting a number of neighborhood children. My mother was concerned that all the doo-dads were attracting children to the yard and didn't get that that was part of my plan to have some little people around again.

"But how do you keep them from breaking or taking them?" she asked.

And I had a plan for that, also. I had a number of little, hand-sized turtles and things and each child was "assigned" to watch over one of them and that area of the garden. They'd want to help me plant and then they became possessive of "their" little spot and watched it proudly.

In the winter I'd send home the small ornament with them to watch over until the next spring. Some came back broken and a few didn't come back but for the most part it worked well. To my knowledge no one has ever taken anything that they weren't given.*

Those young folks are grown up now but a few of them still drop in to see the yard and reminisce about playing here. It was a win-win.

*Except for a grown up who was seen stealing plants off my front porch once and strolling away with them in a child's wagon! Shame upon her. Who could love plants and be a thief? Those two things just don't seem to go together in my mind.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Now this is the ultimate Garden Decoration.

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: CO
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Now this is the ultimate Garden Decoration.

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That dandelion seedhead is a work of art! Pretty amazing. Hard to steal.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:21 PM
 
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Now this is the ultimate Garden Decoration.

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that is amazing. Crafting that and getting it perfectly balanced was a huge engineering project, not to mention the artistic style.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:44 PM
 
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Now this is the ultimate Garden Decoration.

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Wow, it's amazing, I would love to have it, too ...
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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I have one of these, and I really love it. I didn't know how to post my own video in here, so here's the one from where I bought it.

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Old 03-23-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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I love garden ornaments until I have to put them away for the winter. I constantly collect them, especially in the spring time when getting the gardens ready for a new season. My garden fountains are my favorites, one is over 600 lbs and the other is smaller. I am into fountains and creating garden spots for solace and reflection. If you are interested, check out my site gardenfountainhome.com
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:51 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Why do some people feel they have to steal something from someone elses yard . I remember my grandmother catching someone one time and she hit them with a broom and told them to never steal from her again . This reminds me of an episode of judging amy when Maxine (Tyne Daly ) caught this boy peeing in her garden only she had this old toilet out there and she rigged it to snap on whoever was peeing in her garden and boy howdy did she ever she snapped that lid and that boys tallywhacker got nailed and he let out such a holler . She told him it served him right and why would he think it was okay to pee in her garden . LOL . I laughed so hard at that episode . But anyways sometimes you wish you could catch the theif and beat them ragged don't you ? I mean we put those things out for our enjoyment not theirs ....
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:37 PM
 
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Why do some people feel they have to steal something from someone elses yard . I remember my grandmother catching someone one time and she hit them with a broom and told them to never steal from her again . This reminds me of an episode of judging amy when Maxine (Tyne Daly ) caught this boy peeing in her garden only she had this old toilet out there and she rigged it to snap on whoever was peeing in her garden and boy howdy did she ever she snapped that lid and that boys tallywhacker got nailed and he let out such a holler . She told him it served him right and why would he think it was okay to pee in her garden . LOL . I laughed so hard at that episode . But anyways sometimes you wish you could catch the theif and beat them ragged don't you ? I mean we put those things out for our enjoyment not theirs ....
When I was a kid, we lived down the street from a ceramic tile factory. We used to haunt the giant pile of discards outside the factory door, and put tiles in our front yard, on a picnic bench. A little girl around my sister's age (around 7 or 8 at the time) was stealing the tiles. My grandmother, who had this amazingly high-pitched voice when she screeched, caught the little girl. She opened the door while the girl was grabbing the tiles and screeched, "Get away from those tiles before I come out there and spank you!". The little girl (who was actually one of my sister's playmates) ran away and forevermore would remark about our grandmother's ferocity. LOL
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