"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Whirligigs

Here are just a few of my old whirligigs. The one above saws logs. It sits among my birdhouses and things that need to be repaired. I don't enjoy that. Anyway, I see whirligigs quite often out in gardens and yards, on fence posts and for sale. They are really quite reasonable in price; I don't believe I have ever paid more than $10.00 for one. The movements can really be quite complex on some of them.

The paddles or arms of the Indian are what propel the canoe through the air. When the wind blows the whirligig to the right, the farmer's arms move and milk the cow. Cute pieces of affordable folk art.

3 comments:

  1. Those whirligigs are great, i used to make those aminated but the action of the figure cannot keep up with the turning of the fan

    I like all kinds of whirlibirds whirligigs whirleygigs

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  2. Hi Donna~ It was nice to have you visit my blog! It gives me a chance to visit you. Have a lovely week! ~Mandy

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