Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Weathervane Wednesday- a bit of humor in Londonderry

I've been collecting photographs of the many, many weathervanes in the Nutfield area (Derry and Londonderry, New Hampshire).  Last week I started a new meme at my blog called "Weathervane Wednesday" to feature some of this photography.  If you want a challenge, I'll post the locations at the bottom of the page so you can scroll down far enough to see the photo, but not the location, and try to guess where you may have seen these lovely weathervanes.

Weathervanes are a form of folk art now featured in fine art museum such as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, and at the Currier Gallery Museum in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Prices for weathervanes have risen dramatically at recent auctions, and many have become victims of theft and vandalism.  By appreciating their beauty and history, perhaps we can preserve the weathervanes of New Hampshire.

Can you guess weather vane location #2?

This tractor weathervane was seen on a barn on Perkins Road in Londonderry.  And just as I took the photo and was about to drive away, I saw that the other barn on the same property had a different tractor weathervane, too! 

Two weathervanes at one stop!

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo