Weathervanes get their name from the Old English fane, which means flag or banner. Weathervanes also go by the name of "wind vanes." Weathervanes are one of the oldest forms of weather prediction. Weathervanes are mentioned in the ancient writings of Mesopotamia, from over 3500 years ago. The Chinese also talk about strings or flags being used to read wind direction in writings dated to the 2nd Century B.C.
I have started a collection of weathervane photos.
There are some interesting weathervanes out there...
|Lake Memphremagog Newport, VT|
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|Dog Mountain St Johnsbury, VT|