Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Three Horses from one Town

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 vanes are all from one town in New Hampshire .

Do you know the location of the weather vanes in post #245?  Scroll down to see the answer...

Horse #1

All three of these horse weathervanes are from Merrimack, New Hampshire.

This running horse was seen above Merrimack Vision Care on Daniel Webster Highway.  It's a nice big weather vane, visible from far away with no obstructions. This two dimensional weathervane has a beautiful green patina.  There are parking lots on three sides of this building, so you can pull over to admire this weather vane no matter which way the wind is blowing! 

Horse #2

This little weathervane is a two dimensional horse with a sulky.  It looks like a country doctor in his little two wheeled buggy.  It is extremely small, and mounted on a bird feeder in the side yard of a home on Bedford Road near Daniel Webster Highway.  
This weather vane is fun, but very hard to find! 

Horse #3

This weather vane was also found on Bedford Road in Merrimack.  It is a small sized two dimensional running horse mounted on a cupola above a garage at a private residence.  This one is small, but easy to see against the sky, and the yard is free from trees. The traffic really whizzes by at this location, so you have to look fast!  There is no place to pull over and admire this weathervane. 

All these weathervanes were photographed one afternoon last fall when I metup with Merrimack genealogy blogger June Stearns Butka of the "Dame Gussie's Genealogy Rants" blog.   She had told me that there were some great weather vanes in Merrimack, so I picked her up and we drove around town and found SIX weathervanes.  I've already posted three on previous Wednesdays.

Thanks, June!

Click here to see the entire series of Weathervane Wednesday posts!

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Three Horses from one Town", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 27, 2016 ( : accessed [access date]).

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