This Frog Weather Vane with Dragonfly, Amphibian anura, consists of a copper frog, brass cattail reeds, a copper seed head and a small brass dragonfly. In the case of this particular weather vane, our customer chose optional gold leaf for the little dragonfly. Because our vanes are made to order, the choice of metals can be modified when ordering. The eyes for this Frog Weathervane are made from handcrafted translucent glass. When you order this weather vane you choose the eye color you prefer. Popular choices of eye color for this vane are green, emerald, red or topaz.
The Frog and Dragonfly Weather Vane is one of our most popular designs. In fact, our limited edition of 50 in the small size is now sold out. However it is still available in the medium and large sizes. A nice feature of this design is that copper and brass commonly patina to beautiful shades of greenish blue over time. When left outside long enough its color should more and more closely resemble a real frog!
A customer recently sent us this comment about their weathervanes: Our Frog & Dragonfly piece sits proudly by the Koi pond and has weathered nicely outdoors for the last 19 years.
The Greeks and Romans associated frogs with fertility and harmony, and with licentiousness in association with Aphrodite. The combat between the Frogs and the Mice was a mock epic, commonly attributed to Homer. The Frogs is a comic play by Aristophanes. The choir of frogs sings the famous line: “Brekekekex koax koax.”
“The Frogs Who Desired a King” is a fable, attributed to Aesop. The Frogs prayed to Zeus asking for a King. Zeus set up a log to be their monarch. The Frogs protested they wanted a fierce and terrible king, not a mere figurehead. So Zeus sent them a Stork to be their king. The new king hunted and devoured his subjects.