Six years ago, for my birthday, my husband gave me a Vollis Simpson Whirligig.
article on Simpson, as well as a slideshow of some of his creations. Needless to say, I'm proud to have an original in my back yard.
This past week my husband finished painting the two adirondack chairs we bought over Memorial Day weekend. They're just right flanking the whirligig in the back corner in front of the fence. And in case you're wondering, the whirligig really does spin when the wind blows (and it does get wind, even in this somewhat protected corner).