The Weather Stone is Wet

Perhaps you have seen Weather Stones? They are, quite simply, weather stations for people who want a real time synopsis of what it is like outside. We have a rather elegant one at the Cabin on Antelope Street. It was constructed by the “Live on the Edge” Grandson and The Car Guy’s Sister. Normally this type of weather forecasting equipment would consist of a stone that is suspended from a rope. Our stone is far more decorative.

rock wireIt was wrapped with the aluminum wire that was discarded by the Electric company (after they repaired the lines that were brought down by a fallen tree, courtesy of a beaver that didn’t obtain a logging permit.) In addition to the wire work, various beads give the stone a very artsy appearance.

Yet to be added is the appropriate signage for those folks who aren’t fluent in the weather terminology of our part of the world:

If the Stone is wet – it is raining.
If the Stone has a shadow – it is sunny.
If the Stone is moving – it is windy.
If the Stone has white stuff on top – it is snowing.
If the Stone is hard to see – it is foggy.
If the Stone is gone – it is a tornado.

Here at The Red House, however, we use a an even more rudimentary system for determining what the weather is like. We open the front door and go outside. If we get wet, it is raining. If we see our shadow, it is sunny. If our head turns white – it could be snowing, but that isn’t always the case because our hair is white anyhow…

Today is a Very, Very Wet Day, which I could tell by inspecting some of the equipment in the yard.

rain drops fender green yellow redThe John Deere Gator is very, very wet.

rain dropsThe fender of the truck is very, very wet.

The old truck is very, very wet.

macro metalAnd the metal stand for the hammock is, yes, very very wet.

That ends the weather report from my little corner of Canada..

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky

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14 thoughts on “The Weather Stone is Wet

    • Hi Car Guy’s Sister – I hope the Weather Stone got packed up. The Beader packed up all those Solar Lights we have dotted around the yard, but I don’t know if she took anything down out of the trees.

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  1. That is a fine piece of art… and good at reporting the weather as well! Interestingly I had never heard of a weather stone until last weekend when I was attending a training session for boy scout leaders and they had a weather stone. I’ll give it one thing… it’s always accurate!

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    • Hi Brown Road – You and your children will have to make a weather stone for your place. It is fun to customize the signage to suit your local weather conditions!

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    • Hi Magsx2 – We have a number of very talented artisans in our family, and the Car Guy’s Sister is both a talented jewelery maker, and enthusiastic teacher of the art to anyone who wants to learn!

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  2. Ahhh, love it! I enjoy taking pictures of patterns, especially those where human things and natural things come together in ways like this. These are beautiful! (Also, I’m still giggling at the beaver who didn’t obtain a logging permit.)

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    • Thanks Bee. Mr. Beaver is always embroiled in controversy. Some cabin owners just love to watch him and his family as they go about their business up and down the backwater. Others love him until he cuts down a tree on their lot!

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  3. Thank you for stopping by Older Eyes and commenting on Soul Music. How did you happen to find your way back to such an old post?

    As to your comment about art and craft, I think you are entirely too modest. This appears to me to be a beautiful and creative blog. I will be back to visit.

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    • Hello oldereyes – I found your blog yesterday and read a number of posts before finding the one on Soul Music.
      I look forward to reading your blog regularly, and hope you will find your way back to mine now and again!

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  4. This was a lovely, humorous post! I’m going to make my own weather stone – I’m so inspired by you!

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