Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ At a Rest Stop

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very interesting.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vane is from somewhere in Massachusetts.

Do you know the location of weather vane #242?  Scroll down to see the answer...

Today's weather vane was photographed in Natick, Massachusetts at the rest area on the Massachusetts Turnpike, headed eastbound towards Boston.  This is a three dimensional 1950s sedan with fins and bullet headlights.  The sea gull was quite happy sitting up there, and didn't leave the entire time we were there, so he is forever captured in the photos on this blog post.  

If you look below, another three dimensional 1930s style sedan was photographed at the Lee rest area on the Mass Pike, and featured HERE for Weathervane Wednesday.  I don't often travel on the Mass Pike, and even rarely do I stop at the rest areas.  I have a feeling that some of the other rest areas and travel plazas must have similar weather vanes featuring passenger cars.   I hope I can check them out soon, and if I find more I will be sure to post them here! 

Seen at the Lee travel plaza on the Mass Pike

 Blog post from September 3, 2014 with the photo above:

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ At a Rest Stop", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 6, 2016, ( : accessed [access date]).


  1. The top vane depicts a 57 Chevy Bel Air, a classic American car. The lower vane is a 1916 Packard touring car. Both vanes were created by Massachusetts metalsmith Marian Ives. The 57 Chevy is four feet long.