Wind Vane Windfall

I thought there were no wind vanes to be found in Balclutha until one day I spied a harness racing one from the highway. Another time I spied a wind vane on the other side of the highway. This evening I found THREE MORE wind vanes in Balclutha! I wanted to photograph all five so here they are…

For:  Weather Vane Wednesday Challenge – Jan 23, 2019

Harness Racing



Opposite side of the highway and closer to town: Weathercock



One Property, Two Vanes: Fishing and Hunting (popular activities here in the south)

— Fly fisherman reaching out to scoop his catch into the net; and yes, those are upturned boots on top of the trunk and branches.. quite surreal!


— Duck shooting: Hunter, retriever, ducks


— and I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the coal wagon in the front garden


Mystery weather vane on a hill, on private property, too far away to get close. Nigel took this photo as he has the best cellphone but I guess we need him to take a shot with his Olympus — It might be a person bending over into the wind. what do you think? Nigel thinks its a pre-historic Haast’s Eagle. I think he could be right!


Above image is tightly cropped, the one below is only lightly cropped.


Text by Liz, photos by Liz except the last one by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. These are some fascinating weather vanes, as we call them, or wind vanes as you do. However, I just love that coal wagon on the track in the front garden. Thank-you!

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  2. These are great! Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge and giving us a windfall of vanes to admire. I’ll include a link back to your post in next week’s Weather Vane Wednesday challenge.

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