Skywatch Friday: We Are So Vane in Connecticut

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Many a pundit has pointed out that President Obama is a "we" kinda guy. In the spirit of Dr. King, he knows how to inject the "I" into the "thou" and it comes up "we." Here math meets grammar and we realize anew that we're in it together. I think I was in Burlington, Connecticut, when I came across this vane on the top of a Congregational church. I was at a stop sign and the "we" captured me. We drove round the back of the church to try a different angle, and we were not alone. Strangely, the parking lot was full of people sitting alone in their cars, which were running. Heading out for a drive-through coffee hour? We don't know.

Skywatch Friday

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  1. We are glad you took the time to take a picture of this interesting vane. You don't see those around here much. There are a few still on barns but they are not old as I bet this one is. Beautiful blue sky too.

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  2. So, from your photos we can see that the reverse of "We" is "Ew". That seems oddly correct!

    I don't see many weather vanes here in the Deep South. I'll have to keep my eye out for some!

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  3. We know where a lovely weathervane is down in our neck of the CT woods. Maybe it'll work for tomorrow's post. Lovely photos, Sandy.

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  4. And what a lovely CT sky as well.

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  5. What great pictures and message. Thanks.

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  6. I love weather vanes. Thanks for sharing Sandy.

    Hugs, G

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  7. I'm glad you stopped. Those weather vanes are really cool...it's just occurred to me that I don't see any round here..

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  8. My first thought was the same as "willthink4wine"
    We becomes Ew when turned around, not seen correctly.

    I am intrigued by old weather veins. This is a wonderful picture of a lovely one.

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  9. Nice connections you made there. I don't see many weather vanes in AZ. Now if congress could just get into the spirit of "WE," we'd all be better off!

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  10. Weather vanes are so cool! Lovely pictures. Happy SWF!

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  11. I appreciate both the text and pictures, nice.

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  12. I took photos of beautiful and whimsical weather vanes on our trip to Disneyland, and my kids thought I was nuts. I love yours, and its "WE"!

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  13. That's a lovely weather vane. I have seen vanes only occasionally around here, mostly out in rural areas, where they probably serve a useful, rather than decorative, purpose.

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  14. like the weather vane and WE comment

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  15. Great shots as always Sandy, have a great weekend.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  16. I really like the "we" aspect of him. I hope and pray he means it...

    Weather vanes... right up my alley.

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  17. I hadn't given it any thought until I saw this photo, but I don't recall the last time I saw one of these either! But to be fair, I don't really look for them... perhaps I should change that.

    I'd agree with Kathiesbirds. congress seems to be more in a "ew" than a "we" state of mind these days.

    Great pair of shots here Sandy!

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  18. good eye; we see so many interesting things when we look up to skywatch don't we?

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  19. Inspired post Sandy.

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  20. I like that vane! I took some pics of ours, but didn't like them. I keep forgetting to try again.

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  21. I have never thought of it like that before. I just like the guy and have faith in him. Weather vanes are such great subjects. I must find at least one on the island.

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  22. Lovely shot, inspiring words.

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  23. Anonymous5:57 PM

    Nice shot you've got there. Beautiful.

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  24. What a unique wind vane! I have a small photo collection of wind vanes (in a file on my computer) and not one photo looks anything like this. Very cool!

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  25. Lovely CT sky. Love the weather vane.

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  26. Anonymous6:51 PM

    You're so vane, I bet you think this post is about you ... :)

    Great photos, Louise, and I agree with your comments. Happy Skywatch!

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  27. It pays to look up. Very nice.

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  28. It's always inspiring to visit your place, Sandy ... and many a poems I write from this inspiration. Thank you!

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  29. How VANE? :) Great photo of the vane. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. What an a day that was just driving around to see what we could find... Along the way we found treasures like this and mysteries like why were all those people sitting in their cars...

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  31. I'm kind of slow but I finally figured out what you were writing about. Great! Thanks,

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  32. I've been impressed and reassured listening to him speak: vision and communication go hand in hand when you lead a country big or small.

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  33. I love President Obama, very charismatic!

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  34. i dunno, do that stant for west and east?

    let me share my white water rafting adventure to you here.

    take care my friend!!!

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  35. Anonymous9:42 PM

    What a great idea. I never thought about the WE on a weather vane. Can't see the words for the letters.

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  36. Oh! Of Course: W E. Cool. You see meaning everywhere, lucky gal! Aloha-

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  37. Weather vanes would be an interesting subject for a meme, but probably hard to keep up as not many new places have them. Very appropriate sky watch!

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  38. Oh lovely photo. N, S, E, W, I am not..... I am near the equator. :) Have a nice weekend, Sandy.

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  39. Sandy, it's really a bright idea.
    Weather vanes are interesting subjects: your Sky Watch is very fine!

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  40. Anonymous3:19 AM

    Great pictures and post. Happy skywatch :)

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  41. You've captured a great thought in that pic.

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  42. Great photos for sky watch friday full of local colour and interest on a very current topic. Thanks for sharing, will have to look for more 'we'!

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  43. I like weather vanes. When my father had lightning rods put on our barn he had a cow and calf weather vane added too. I should try to get a pic of that someday. Thanks for posting this for Skywatch Friday.

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  44. I like all the stuff you have on your blog. I think I'm going to create a link to you on my blog this weekend.

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  45. Love the title. great shots. MB

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  46. Nice shots - love the title.

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  47. Anonymous10:28 AM

    Impressive monuments in those skies and I LOVE your pun-filled title! :D

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  48. Wonderful photo. I love the way you tied this together.

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  49. ".. You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you" ... oh wait, you arent Carly, you're Sandy .. LOL .. thats an earworm I can live with .. love your vanes!

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  50. Your camera work goes not in vane, Sandy. Love to catch pix of weather vanes when I can, but usually my lens catch reach far enough for a good image. Your fine takes are very much appreciated. Thank you! Thanks too for your work on SWF.

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  51. Nice one! I would never have seen the we in the photo, I hope the we means all of us, sometime I feel that the we is everyone but me.

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  52. Cool weather vanes and great photos.

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  53. Nice one, I never noticed. But W and E together with N and S in Dutch (wens) means wish. I think that if all of us together really wish for the best and are willing to compromise and work to get our wish, there is a way.

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  54. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Perfect idea to go with your great pictures. The title just cracked me up.

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  55. You captured that wonderful weather vane in a artful way against the blue of the sky!

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  56. Anonymous9:15 PM

    The Times They are A'changin and You Don't Need a Weather Vane to Know Which Way the Wind Blows.

    Funny how HE is in SHE but WE is all of us.

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  57. interesting post and a nice capture.
    thanks for sharing it with us.
    have a wonderful weekend.

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  58. I love vanes and never see enough of them!

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  59. Interesting views ... I've been carrying my camera around taking LOTS of unusual photos to share, but haven't had much time to visit or to create many posts. Such is life ... this too shall pass ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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