Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Weathervane Wednesday - A Centaur

I've been collecting photographs of the many, many weathervanes in the Nutfield area (Derry and Londonderry, New Hampshire).  I decided to start 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 #1?

This centaur weathervane is a well-known landmark in Londonderry.  Its on the cupola of the barn across Mammoth Road from the main farm stand at Mack's Apples.   This centaur was restored a few years ago and returned to its spot high above the orchard. The Mack farm was founded when John Mack came to Londonderry in 1732 from Northern Ireland.  Today the Farm is known as Moose Hill Orchards, or more commonly as "Mack's Apples".

Click here to see the other weather vanes in this series

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to your series as love weather vanes. Nice first article.