Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday Snapshot



Snapshot Saturday is hosted by Alyce of At Home with Books. To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online.

On our recent trek to Maine we headed up to Portland. I saw these on the side of the road so took a quick photo out of the car window when we stopped at a red light. Not the best shot, but I thought they were interesting.  We then visited the two lighthouses and stopped for lunch. I couldn't resist this little lighthouse replica and another one of these spinning whirlygig things. Not sure if they qualify for the term whirlygig but anyway, that's what I called them.



27 comments:

  1. Interesting, aren't they? We've seen more and more of them on recent trips to Maine.

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    1. I've never seen anything like these before. I wonder if it is a new Maine fad.

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  2. They are really cool! I wonder if they would act as 'scarecrows' if you put one in the vegetable garden ???

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  3. I was just wondering whether they served a purpose or if they're just fun. They look cool. Here's Mine

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  4. Whirlygig works for me! I do adore lighthouses, too, and now I want to visit Maine! I've read many books set in Maine...and recently, a blogger friend visited there, showing lots of photos.

    Thanks for sharing....and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  5. They are interesting - did you buy one for yourself?

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    1. No, I'd never get the thing home to FL!

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  6. I love these spinning things! They tend to be very expensive though! And as you say, hard to cart around!

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  7. Those are great! I think I've seen much smaller versions that you can hang but not these big standing ones.

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  8. Wow, that sculpture (I guess that's the right term...) is fantastic! And what an adorable lighthouse.

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  9. is this some wind power device, otherwise I don't think they are very attractive.

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  10. AJ would love a mini version of these for his little garden :)

    carol

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  11. These are great photos! Especially for taking them through a window! You found such neat things on your trip. I hope you had a wonderful time!! :)

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  12. That is a lot of spinners in that first photo! They are so much fun to watch though, so I can see the appeal. :)

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  13. Wow those are neat! I'd never seen those before, let alone SO MANY AT ONCE!!!! LOL!

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  14. Too cool!. Visiting a lighthouse in Maine is on my "Bucket List".

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  15. Do the whirligigs spin round? I rather like them. My Satuday Snapshots post is at http://chriscross-thebooktrunk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/witches-woods-and-saturday-snapshots.html

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  16. Really cool whirlygigs (that name certainly works for me)! Just decorations? Or maybe they keep birds away....

    Here's my Snapshot.

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    1. I really have no idea what the purpose the serve - I just figured they were considered art.

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  17. You are the second person today who has gone to Portland Maine. Not sure what those things are for maybe just decorative.

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  18. That is what I would call them, do they make noise as they spin?

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  19. Oh I like! I want to get one but Mr. Jenners says NO!

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  20. I've seen smaller versions of these for the garden but like everyone else I'm not sure what they do.

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  21. Those are super cool!! I want one or five in my yard for sure!

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  22. I have seen those wind thingies...usually made of copper. in fact I stopped at a place in Maine, no less that sold them.
    but I need that lighthouse. I could put it in my yard...lol

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  23. Love those photos! Aren't the whirley-gigs mesmerizing? Your pic of the houses and "motion art" is so like what we saw in Sedona, AZ. Make this a bit more rustic with mountain scenery and the red rocks and there you are with the whirley-gigs all around mountain houses!
    :)

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  24. I would love to visit Maine someday. Great Picture!

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