Sundials were used as an ancient method for keeping time, and this incredibly effective and simple way is still perfectly useful today as well, despite the digital technology that may have rendered sundials obsolete. A sundial is typically a flat basin that rests on a flat surface in full sunlight. The top of the dial features the clock numbers around the outer edges and inside, a single solid “dial” stays stationery. As the sun moves over the clock face, the shadow from the dial will give the time. While these are not the best methods for telling time on a cloudy day, this is still a surprisingly accurate method for daylight hours.
When choosing the right kind of sundial for your outdoor space, be sure you have a spot that receives full sun. In addition, these sundials – particularly the ones on pedestals – will need to be level so be sure to carefully level the spot and secure your sundial well so you can leave it in place. The table top sundials are much easier to arrange, as they are small enough that you can simply rest them on a stump, table or even on the ground for a delightful and whimsical accent to your outdoor area.
With themes that include suns, birds, turtles and trees, these wonderful time telling devices will fill your spaces with the beauty that only nature can provide. As the cast iron sundials age, they will often acquire a lovely patina that gives it an antique look and feel that perfectly matches the ancient method of keeping time. If you want to add a functional and gorgeous décor item to your patio or home, enjoy these sundials that make your house a home and will last for many years. We have a great selection to choose from and offer low prices and quality materials and design. We offer delivery to Canada and around the word.