Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Heron shoes

This is making me laugh every time I walk past.

I bought this wooden heron in a garage sale many years ago, and he has been standing in my garden year round, with his feet in the mud, sheltering slugs. Last year, his feet broke off at the ankles, rotted through. I cut them down a bit, and replaced them in the base.

A couple of weeks ago, his ankles gave out again, and the wood base is rotten, too. He'll need a new one. While I'm finding the right material, I've been touching up his paint job and giving him a few coats of polyurethane.

I cast about for some way to keep him standing while his paint dried and finally found these tarp clamps which fit his legs perfectly, without wobbling.

But he does look strange.

Prosthetic feet?

Or Arabian Nights slippers, curly toesies, and all!

(Maybe I should just paint the new shoes, glue on some beadwork, and call it a day.)


  1. I think painting them would look awesome; particularly if it makes you smile each time! Very handsome heron.

  2. I think you have a great idea - just paint them. He looks great!

  3. I have a few garden critters that get a redo every few years. I like the colours. - Margy


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