This weekend Trev and I finally put up the dragonfly hanging that my Dad and step-mama Carol made me for Christmas...
Carol and I had seen a rusty-styled version of this at the 2009 Christmas One of a Kind Craft Show in Toronto and Dad whipped up his own creation, which is way better!
It's created out of wood (the frame) and anodized aluminum. Trev and I fastened this on the outside of our front porch with cable, crimps, two heavy duty hooks at the top and two concrete screws/washers on the bottom. We get quite a bit of wind whipping through this side of the house, so it needed to be solid. The hanging also provides a bit of privacy while sitting out on the Adirondack chairs.
Our swallows are back and have a project of their own...their nest. They have taken up residence to the left of the hanging on the porch (you'll see it in the 1st photo).
I anticipate their arrival every year. So pretty to watch and I dig that they eat bugs. Eat 'em all up!