In the picture it looks like there is only one wheel turning, but in actually has two separate wheels that can turn in either direction or the same direction. Pretty neat little garden accessory to spruce up the place and make it look somewhat better out there. I used to garden quite alot but then when both knee's had to be replaced, I lost all interest. I can't get down on my knee's anymore and if you can't do that, it would be hard to pull weeds, etc.
I tried doing it by bending over at the waist but I can only do that for a few minutes or I get sick. So, for now, we are just letting nature take what she wants and I am happy with what is left. Don't get me wrong, I would have loved for them all to have lived, I just couldn't keep up with them. Wind & Weather have several other spinner's so be sure to check them out next time you are over there. This one I am about to show you has a globe that actually glows in the dark! I did not see tha one earlier or may have changed my mind! Isn't that just awesome!
The name of the one below is called Illuminarie Dual-Motion Windwheel.
Our St. George The Dragonslayer Whirligig pays homage to the legend of St. George and the Dragon. The town of Silene had a dragon living in its lake, and to keep it from eating everyone, they fed it two sheep each day. When that did not suffice, they fed it their children, chosen by lottery.
When the lottery chose the King's daughter as the next sacrifice, the king tried to trade all of his riches for someone else's child to take his daughter's place, but no one agreed. St. George rode past the lake while the daughter awaited her fate. When the dragon appeared, St. George stabbed it with his lance, and placed the belt of the princess around the dragon's neck.
The dragon immediately became docile, and followed the princess like a meek pet on a leash. They led the dragon back into town, and St. George offered to slay the dragon if the townspeople would agree to be baptized. They agreed, and were baptized, and St. George drew his sword "Ascalon," and killed the dragon.
St. George is the patron saint of England, and in St. George's honor, Winston Churchill named his personal aircraft Ascalon. Iron whirligig shows St. George making his deadly thrust with Ascalon. Powdercoated for weather durability.Pretty interesting tale which who knows if it's real or not? It adds I guess to the mystery and charm to have a wild story associated with the whimisical wind spinner. Like I said, they have so many things to choose from at Wind & Weather like garden chimes, metal art and hummingbird feeders like this one below. This one is called a Hummingbird Garden Vine. I wonder who comes up with all these names?
I have Wind & Weather to Thank for showing me that there are still some really beautiful things in the world and I envy the people who have that talent that they can make these things turn out so beautiful. Okay, I lied just a little!
I found this really fantastic Dragon statue that is so colorful and real looking I bet at night if you weren't familiar with the area and were just walking around, this could scare the crap out of you! Gosh, the thing stands 7 feet tall! It is the Giant Dragon Solar-Powered Garden Sculpture.
Gosh, I bet I could spend all day there looking at all of this stuff! Okay, let's move on and figure out where you can follow Wind and Weather so that you can always be on top of things! You can catch them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.