Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A very short term weathervane

This week's weathervane is one that only appears for a few monthss in the winter in New Hampshire.  No, it's not a haunted house, nor is it an apparition from Brigadoon.  You can visit this weathervane, but do it soon before it disappears until next winter!  The photos this week were taken by a fellow New Hampshire blogger who lives nearby this mysterious weathervane.

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 vane was photographed somewhere in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #350?  Scroll down to find the answer.

photo by Scott Powell

photo by Scott Powell


Although this is a simple gilded, arrow weathervane, it is it's location that makes this a fun find.  Scott Powell, a blogger and former Londonderry resident, but now living near Meredith Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee, took this photo during the annual ice fishing derby last week.  I recognize this ice shack, "The Lodge", from previous years, when it didn't have a weathervane.  Some of these shacks have been around for a long, long time.

Here are some photos from a previous year's ice fishing derby in Meredith Bay.  You can see that this particular ice shack is known as "The Lodge" and it didn't have a weathervane the last time we were up there for the fishing derby.  That's probably why it looks so shiny!  You have until April 1st to go up to the lake to see this weathervane, that is the date all bob houses must be removed, or before the lake thaws. 



"The Lodge" in 2010

In the photo below, the weathervane is just out of camera range.
This photo was posted online February 7, 2018 at www.newhampshire.com 
Image from Bea Lewis "Thousands angling for good catches - and prizes
in Lakes Region fishing derby" NewHampshire.com , February 7, 2018
http://www.newhampshire.com/article/20180208/NEWHAMPSHIRE0311/180209395/-1/newhampshire

Scott Powell's blog is called the "Lake Wicwas Nature Journal".  He recently posted two stories about activities on the ice of Meredith Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee.  Scott has a lot of great photos on these blog posts. Please check it out!

"February 11, 2018 - Fishing Derby"
http://wicwaslake.blogspot.com/2018/02/february-11-2018-fishing-derby.html

"February 4, 2018 - Pond Hockey"
http://wicwaslake.blogspot.com/2018/02/february-3-2018-pond-hockey.html 


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo and Scott Powell, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A very short term weathervane",  Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 14, 2018,  (  https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2018/02/weathervane-wednesday-very-short-term.html: accessed [access date]).

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