Monday, May 16, 2011

I need Help

Yeah yeah yeah, you are all so funny. Of course I need help, laughing at the obvious is what the insane do. I am speaking of serious garden history here and all you people can do is snicker your doodles at me. Get a grip and lend a hand will ya ? What prey tell is this ?

He came to me about a decade ago. A friend of mine gave him  to me. It was part of a stone wall in the garden of a  San Fransisco Victorian home he had just purchased. He didn't like it. "Its more your thing."

He was right I do love HIM, not "it." The lion head is heavy, very heavy and appears to be made of molded concrete. The back of the head is flat. Inside his mouth is a hole. He is about 16 inches tall and 12 inches wide and his eyes follow me wherever I go.

Any ideas ? Age ? Use ?  Value ? You never know when I might chuck this whole sustainable farming thing and head back to Ooghterard, County Galway to make my living selling seaweed soap. I might need some cash.


  1. "snicker your doodles" *hee hee* I don't know what it is but it is awesome! Don't throw it away!

  2. I like it too. Would it be part of a fountain?

  3. The hole in the mouth leads me to suspect that it was part of a fountain at one time.

  4. Happy Birthday to yououououou!

  5. Roof drain spout or part of a wall fountain that would be my guess.
    I like him too.. did you name him yet?

  6. My bet would be something like this..