We had a letter from a very happy customer on the Isle of Wight today; she had ordered our witch and cat weathervane shortly before Christmas. She said that when Pigeons sit on her roof, even though there is plenty of clearance above their heads, every time the weathervane spins they all duck!
There we were thinking the weather was against us, it’s the start of our show season for the year and against all odds it’s snowing… in late March?! It’s a hard task selling metalwork at shows where a large number of customers don’t make it due to the weather and those that do are virtually too numb to talk. So you can imagine how pleased we were when this image popped up in our inbox!
This photo was taken by a customer who received his weathervane as a Christmas present from his daughter. It’s a great example of the actual functionality of weathervanes. The snow on the roof and the sail pointing steadfastly to the east, gives a great indication of what is happening. The moody sky in the background shows the black silhouette perfectly.
Even here at Black Fox we accept that generally weathervanes are firstly considered based on aesthetics and secondly on function but we always make sure ours are correctly balanced to work accurately. Given the recent bizarre weather we have all been experiencing I guess that weather is on everyone’s mind, I’d think people are checking their weathervanes all over the country at the moment. It’s good to be able to get this kind of actual connection with the weather rather than depending on the forecasters at the Met Office!