Well, after a cold winter and a wet spring, here we are moving into a hot (and humid in my neck of the woods) summer.  So let’s get our yards spruced up and ready for late day lounging.  I’m no gardener.  My yard is a mini wilderness, with interesting plants that show up on their own and hang out until I chop them down for mosquito control.  But, while the flora is on its own, I do plant artwork in the form of metal sculpture.  When I was in California, I also used wood garden decor.  But over the past 10 years here in Tennessee, they’ve been reduced to compost by the rain and heat, while every metal sculpture I brought here is still as good as new.  They seem to take the attacks by the weather as a challenge to their character and they just gain more.  So, I’m posting links to some outdoor decor that’ll add smiles to your fun in the sun.  Just click the images for more info.  And, you can also click over to my handpicked collection of Handmade Metal Sculpture for Home Decor for more.  And also check out this post on some smile making Yoga Garden Art.

Land Shark Garden Sculpture by Chris Crooks

Land Shart Garden Sculpture by Chris Crooks

This two-part metal shark adds a dramatic statement to garden space as it leaps through waves of grass or flowers, inspiring mock terror (and smiles) from all who cross its path.  Chris Crooks puts a lot of work into his sculptural artworks to make sure they provide you with years and years of enjoyment.  If you want to see more of his fun pieces at Heartful Portal, just click here.

Copper Snail Garden Stake

Copper Snail Garden Stake

I promise you this snail on a stake will not eat your plants and leave a trail of silvery goop to clean up.  What it will do is bring a smile to your face every time you gaze into its bug-eyed funny face.

 

Copper Owl Garden Stake

Copper Owl Garden Stake

This arty copper owl will faithfully look over your garden as it sits atop a stake you can plant in the ground or in a planter.  Wherever you put it, it will retain its coppery patina for years of year-round enjoyment.