Jan 22, 2010

Wind Vanes on the North Fork





There are many unique winds vanes on the North Fork, most are atop church steeples that were erected many years ago.  Of those represented four are over two hundred years old and and two of those are from before our country's first Independence Day.  They look handmade to me, though I can't be sure.  I shot these from several hundred feet away on maximum zoom, hence, some grainyness.  I'm linking this post to Sky Watch as one can't look at a vane without seeing the canvas on which it appears. 








Sea Gull is not part of the original design.

 


 


 


 



There's no reason why you can't have fun on the beach in the winter!




19 comments:

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Great shots.
Yes. You can have fun on the beach in the winter.Beautiful.
Luiz Ramos

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures! And, yes, as Luiz wrote, you can indeed have fun on the beach in winter! I do! Love your weather vanes! So many and so different! Terrific! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Very nice shots! I particularly liked the second one with the golden reflection.

Rune said...

Good selection, great colors and shapes on them all ,and pretty sky:)

overtiredmum said...

these are lovely - how did you find out they were so old? Goes to show that looking towards the stars is always worth while!

And sunny beaches at anytime of the year always = fun! xo

J. Evan Kreider said...

I vote for the clipper (?) ship, the one with all its glorious sails. Great idea collecting these shots.

Cloudia said...

Very nice;
your last pic echoes one I'm posting on Sunday. See you there?

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a variety of weather vanes; nice collection! I agree with Evan; the clipper ship is my favorite weather vane.

How delightful the photograph of the little girl flying a kite.

TC said...

I love weather vanes, I had some spray painted brass and hung in my kitchen....I think I know where I've stored them, time to get them OUT!!
Great pictures!

Mike said...

Great post... love the ship :)

Bill said...

Great idea with those wind vanes.

Gemel said...

Winter time on the beach is wonderful, I always find it so freeing to have the wind rushing through my hair, washing away the worries of the day....

SquirrelQueen said...

The weather vanes are wonderful, I really like the Tall Ship. The best photo however is the last, that looks like fun.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I always liked wind vanes. Nice to know their proper name, I always called them weather vanes.
& I love how the light catches the middle photos - so golden.

Erica Houskeeper said...

You take such beautiful photos! The weather vanes are so interesting, and the kite photo is lovely and carefree.

storybeader said...

I love weathervanes! Thanks for the view! {:-Deb

Glennis said...

The wine vanes are lovely but the one with the ship is perfect.

KaHolly said...

I have a "thing" for weather vanes, too! Enjoyed seeing yours! Here's one of mine: http://kaholly.blogspot.com/2010/01/elegance-immortalized.html
(Sorry, I don't know how to make it a link in a comment) ~karen

Nishant said...

. You can have fun on the beach in the winter.Beautiful.

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