Friday, September 23, 2011

The Stick

This may not look like much to you, but I've had it for years.  Actually I received it as a gift when at one of my going away parties from the bank.  Believe it or not, this slender piece of wood, once affixed to a post, tree trunk or beam is a weather indicator.  When it's going to be a sunny day, it turns upward toward the sky/sun and when it's going to be a rainy day, it turn down toward the earth.

I even did a little extra work for you and found the web site that sells them.  I'm sure there are others, but this is where mine came from.  Although I was initially skeptical when I received it, my skepticism soon vanished as I watched it predict the weather of the day! 


So, if you're in need of a neat conversation piece, check out:

Oh, one more thing.  When I went to take my weather stick down from the post, there was this spider web right above it.  What I though was a dead bug caught in the middle turned out to be a very much alive spider with a huge, protruding belly!  My thought was: 

where the hell is Laura when I need her! 
(Laura is a friend of mine who likes those things....ewwwwww!!)

9 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Eeeeek! Spider! Glad I wasn't there for that ;-)

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Years ago I bought my Dad a Newfie weather forecaster. It too was made of wood. You hung it outside in the tree. This is how it worked.... if it is flapping around it is a windy day, if it's wet it's raining, if it's white it's snowing out, if you can't see it, it's foggy. It worked exactly as advertised which is rare these days.

My Kid's Mom said...

I used to have a weather stick - don't know what ever happened to it but they really do work!

TexWisGirl said...

she's off camping, dammit! :)

Jill said...

I always wondered if those sticks worked. Thanks for the link. Glad you noticed that spider!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Do you think those sticks will replace The Weather Channels guys and gals?

Gail said...

My spiders keep the flies thinned down.

Angela said...

Lisa's comment is funny because I was going to suggest that you get Lisa for the job but apparently I was wrong! lol

Neat looking weather telling stick! I had no idea something like that even existed. Wonder if I could make my own? I don't think my Little Man would leave it alone though.

Louise said...

I've got to get one of those sticks!

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