Wednesday, June 6, 2012



Dating back to the 13th century, weathercocks (or weather vanes) were used on buildings, often churches, as architectural ornaments with some functionality.

IMG_3781According to Wikipedia, weather vanes can help determine the changing wind direction, which can be meaningful when coordinated with other apparent sky conditions, enabling the user to make simple short range forecasts.

I just think they are fun!

"Good morning weathercock make this day bright
Put us in touch with your fairy winds
Sing to us softly, hum evening's song
Point the way to better days, we can share with you"
- Jethro Tull

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