My recommendation is that this leaf be placed out of the harsh sun. It should not be left outside during the cold winter. It can be rained on, but if you are expecting gail force winds or a noreaster, bring it inside.
Leaves are made from a mixture of concrete, other ingredients and a whole lot of love. After they have fully cured, which takes about a month, they are painted and sealed. No two leaves will ever be the same. The mixture is not poured into a mold, but is positioned into shape using a real garden leaf. There can be imperfections in the leaf, but these only add to the look of an age old piece.
SHIPPING CHARGES are a guess. Buyer will pay actual shipping charge plus insurance and handling fees. Please contact me with your zip code to figure out actual shipping charge.
If you are not happy with your purchase, please return it to me within 10 days in the same condition it was in when it was shipped to you. Once I receive it, I will refund your money, less shipping and handling.