Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ An Angelic Weathervane

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 these weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very unique.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very special and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vane was photographed  and contributed by a reader from somewhere in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weather vane #309?  Scroll down to see the answer...

This weathervane of the angel Gabriel was photographed by New Hampshire blogger Scott Powell at the Zulauf Chapel at the Lake View Cemetery in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  According to the website, this chapel was recently renovated, and the cupola was rebuilt.  It looks like they added a shiny new weathervane at the same time, because this copper weathervane looks too bright to have been an original.

I have seen similar angels like this on private residences, but I like that this weathervane was located in a cemetery.  I have often seen the angel Gabriel on New England gravestones.  This artistic version of Gabriel with the trumpet is a Christian symbol of the resurrection. Gabriel is also a popular symbol in Jewish and Islamic art and literature.

Pine Grove Cemetery,
Manchester, New Hampshire

Lakeview Cemetery website -

Scott Powell's blog "Lake Wicwas Nature Journal" -   

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Scott Powell and Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ An Angelic Weathervane", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 26, 2017, ( accessed [access date]).

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