One Big Hummer

Marlene KindredAugust 15, 2012

My DH has been at it again! His latest creation is a HUGE dragonfly. Hummer, as he is affectionately called, stands about 7 feet tall on his leaf and has a wingspan of about 5 feet. He's made completely of salvaged finds. His tail is a set of blue glass canisters and his head is a 1970's metal light. His wings are formed with old scythe blades and DH designed and welded the rest. He isn't in his permanent home, but he greets everyone as they drive up to our house.

Please excuse my very dry, very ragged gardens....this summer has really taken it's toll here in Virginia!

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imjustsam(6)

That is Fantabulous. I think that looks like a pretty good forever home. I giant metal bug trying to land on glass flowers. Perfect! You are a lucky woman

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:57PM
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posieh(3)

Fantastic! Wish he could fly into my garden!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 10:24PM
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sunnyca_gw

Wonderful, love the hearts on the wings! Coloring is great! Need a lightening bug with solar body to go with him!! He's a keeper!! Jan

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 10:34PM
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jeannespines

Wow! He definitely makes his presence known! DH has come up with a HUGE winner here! The old scythe blades are spectacular w/his welded additions! & the blue glass canisters...perfect! Your gardens look good for our hot, dry summer, Marlene (same here in IA)! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 10:46PM
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laurastheme(8)

I think it's really ugly. If you want to get rid of it please send it to me and I'll junk up my yard with it.
(Just kidding!!) LOL

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 10:50PM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Awesome!
Tell us more about the 'leaf' it is sitting on.
That's neat too!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 11:51PM
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Marlene Kindred

The leaf is made of rebar welded in a leaf shape. DH used old countertop (the new kind that's solid through) and cut pieces to fit in the openings. Then, we painted them green...you can see the green flecks in the countertop material when you see it in person.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 1:29PM
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rafor

Totally wonderfully awesome! So creative :)

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 3:29PM
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indigosunshine

Gee whiz that bug is absolutely awesome! Would you mind if we sorta try to copy it?

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 11:35PM
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Marlene Kindred

Indigo~

Please feel free to use whatever you can in making your own dragonfly! My DH does welding so his body, etc. are all welded into place, just fyi.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 8:49AM
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toomuchglass(5)

That is just awesome, Marlene !!! Have you told your DH how the men & women here are in awe of him ??? LOL

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 12:20PM
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kacram

awesome!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 2:46PM
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KathyWI

Stunning!!!! What an beautiful dragon fly!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 6:35PM
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trashydj

oh oh oh that is just awesome what a lucky lady you are

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 7:39AM
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JeanInWa(5)

WoW...just WoW!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 10:07AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Thanks for sharing the leaf....
I have the blue canisters, but 'sigh'
I don't weld.....

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 10:09AM
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