Time for the latest Brenda Photo Challenge! The subject is Things with Wings, picked by the current challenge hostess, Shannon of Paint Mine Pink. To select photos with “wings”, I reached into my digital inventory from our northeast USA journey in 2006.
Directional Wings - We visited the Shelburne Museum a couple of decades ago, and we couldn’t resist seeing it again on this trip. Located in Shelburne, Vermont, the museum has an amazing collection of historical Americana artifacts. We were like kids in a candy store, taking pictures of the grand buildings, antiques, and folk art. One of the dozens of buildings on the grounds is the Horseshoe Barn. The 2-story barn contains one of the best collections in the world of 19th and 20th century horse-drawn carriages, coaches, and sleighs. Perched on the top of the barn’s copula is a gorgeous American eagle weathervane with a beautifully aged patina. It reminded me of our eagle weathervane that we purchased on a coastal Maine trip years ago.
Spooky Wings - We discovered a precious little graveyard next to the Church on the Hill in Lenox, Massachusetts. It was a treasure trove of old headstones, carved with images of folk art angels and other figures. We had stopped to take pictures of the lovely church, built in 1805, and were instantly smitten with the charm and history of its adjacent cemetery. Here’s an example of one of the headstones with a stylized winged angel standing guard.
Speedy Wings - Remember the REO Speedwagon rock band from the 1970s and 1980s? They got their name from a flatbed truck made by the REO Motor Car Company. When we visited the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, we saw a beautiful antique REO vehicle parked in a garage. Nearby was this delightful metal advertising sign, featuring the winged logo of the company.