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Spring comes to North Carolinas

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  Rome's solid brass combination birdbath sundial is featured in the latest issue of SouthPark Magazine. This home, garden & culture magazine is based in and covers Charlotte, NC. Unlike most of Rome's brass sundials which feature a two-tone finish, the birdbath sundial has a darker brass finish that is reminiscent of bronze castings.

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Reflecting On Time

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For hundreds of years, mottoes, cast or engraved unto the dial surface, have been a central part of garden sundial designs. Sundial mottoes are incredibly diverse in subject and tone. Sometimes they're written in the first person (ie "I am silent without the sun"), others express the passing of time ("Time flies") or the need to embrace the beauty of life, nature and love ("Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be").  Here are some of my favorite quotation about time although they've never been used on a sundial (to the best of my knowledge). “Lost time...

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getting social

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In addition to the blog, you can now connect with us on Facebook & Twitter. facebook: www.facebook.com/gardensundials  twitter: gardensundials

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Telling time in Beijing

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Beautiful photo montage of two Chinese equatorial sundials from Beijing, China. They both date from the Ming Dynasty (over 500 years ago.) Did you know that Sundial in Mandarin is rìguǐ 日晷 ? Link to Photos on Chinese Astronomy website (photo courtesy M. Shea)

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Sun Dagger

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This stunning sundial was designed and crafted by artist, Robert Perless for installation at Utah Valley State College in Heber City, UT. The gnomon stands an impressive 13' 9" high and has a unique prism incorporated into the design that casts a shadow with a rainbow prism. more information on Robert's page. Sun Dagger (photo courtesy Robert Perless)

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