Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Weathervane Wednesday - A flying reindeer?

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 here 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 #3?

This is a wonderful flying reindeer, or perhaps it is a leaping stag?  This weathervane is located on the cupola of the building of the Cozy Kids Child Care Center, 3 Sanborn Road, Londonderry, New Hampshire.  I wonder if the children of the facility have noticed the reindeer on the roof?

Click here to see the other weather vanes in this series

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. I love this weathervane and your new meme. Don't have many weathervanes here in California - or maybe I just haven't been looking! I'll have to pay more attention.