Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Weathervane Wednesday - Another rooster

I've been collecting photographs of the many, many weather vanes in the Nutfield area (Derry and Londonderry, New Hampshire).  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.

Do you know the location of weather vane #19?

This weathervane is located near the intersection of Hardy and Hovey Road in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  It is atop an unusual barn that is constructed partly of fieldstones. 

Although most people think of the traditional rooster weather vane, this is only the second version of a crowing rooster I've seen in Londonderry.  It seems that the running horse theme is the most popular weather vane in Londonderry.  Still, the rooster remains the stereotypical weather vane in most people's minds, and in fact, in England it is so common that weather vanes are known as "weather cocks".

Click here to see the other weather vanes in this series

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I've never seen a barn built with fieldstones before... that would seem to be as unusual as a weather vane of a crowing rooster!