Skyfall Deer Weathervane
Photograph - Photography
Stag weather vane on top of a barn at night with dramatic sky.
Photography by Edward M. Fielding
A weather vane (or weathercock) is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind . They are typically used as an architectural ornament to the highest point of a building.
Although partly functional, weather vanes are generally decorative, often featuring the traditional cockerel design with letters indicating the points of the compass. Other common motifs include ships, arrows and horses. Not all weather vanes have pointers.
The word 'vane' comes from the Old English word 'fane' meaning 'flag'.
February 26th, 2013
Viewed 398 Times - Last Visitor from Beverly Hills, CA on 07/28/2015 at 4:22 AM