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Deer Down

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My suspicions about the well-being of the wind vane on our roof proved to be warranted. From the ground, before the worst winds arrived last week, I’d thought the leaping deer looked a bit tilted. Not wanting to get up on the roof to check while weather was bad, I postponed inspection and then quickly forgot about it.

Yesterday, I was strolling back toward the house from the shop and spotted something strange laying on the roof. It was our wind vane deer!

Oops.

I find it interesting that, while subject to some amazing winds, the vane failed by simply tipping over and laying right beside the base.

Why didn’t it blow far away?

Maybe it came loose after the winds subsided, but then, what made it ultimately break off?

Based on the direction from which the wind was pummeling our house, it is possible that spot on the roof was shielded from direct pressure, but that seems intriguingly unlikely.

It’s a mystery to me.

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Written by johnwhays

March 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

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