Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Flock of Birds

I post another in a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vanes were photographed in New Hampshire.  Two on one house!

Do you know the location of weathervane post #316?  Scroll down to find the answer.

The three geese are on the building to the left,
and the heron is on the building to the right

These two lovely bird weather vanes were seen on a farmhouse on Meetinghouse Road in Bedford, New Hampshire.  This is a large home in the "Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn" style, with an additional garage.   These weathervanes were both installed on cupolas above the roof ridges.  This home dates to 1826.

Over the garage is the elaborate weather vane with the three flying geese.  Birds of all types are popular weathervanes in New England, and usually I see one eagle or one goose, but this group of three is especially nice.   Over the larger barn building is the heron weathervane.  Both weathervanes feature the birds in flight, which ties them together nicely.

I have driven by these two weathervanes many times in the past few years, but finally in April we found a place to pull over so we could walk to the road in front of this home to take photographs.  When the trees leaf out it will be difficult to see these.

Click here to learn more about the typical New England "Big House, Little House, Backhouse, Barn" style of farmhouse:

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Flock of Birds", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 21, 2017, ( accessed [access date]).

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