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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Autumn was just beginning to break out and with the first chill in the air...the only sound heard was the clap, clap, clap of the turning veins of the windmill.

We had the farm all to ourselves. Normally a somewhat busy place this time of year but this late afternoon was different. As we walked along the well worn path leading past the windmill to the blacksmith area...the smell of hot iron was still present for the days work and the smell of burning wood fired for the woodshop still smoldered and glowed red. You could tell there was activity here not long before but now...all quiet.

We headed home with new memories of another beautiful day spent in the hills of Southern Missouri not far from the slow moving Missouri river with it's history and traditions still holding strong to it's roots of the 1700's.

Dan

20 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful colours in this picture! And impressive size of that windmill...

Sunny said...

I really like farm windmills and this one is a beauty. Standing tall against the blue sky.
Your pictures are always a treat.
Sunny :)

Cynthia L. H. said...

Wow! Yes, this is a great windmill photo, Dan!
;^)

The Muse said...

we are thinking of putting in a windwill...trying to let nature work with and for us...

Rebecca said...

I love the 1700's, not that I would prefer to have lived then, I just love the history and places that have survived. In fact, one of my daughter's friends came into our house for the 1st time and said, "I feel like I'm in the 1700's." I love that kid! Our house is 1970's not 1700's but I try really hard to give it that old feel. So you inspired me here, seems I've written a blog post in your comments section! :)

_we_the_pieces_ said...

the sky, it's like cotton candy!
those are the best clouds...

M. Hassan said...

I don't know if all of your pictures are taken in your hometown, because that's one lovely town

Every picture you take is beautiful and the environment awesome.

I'm amazed

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...the fact also that the windmill was still being used for water and power was interesting to me.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I know there must be a multitude of windmills in New England...I need to get up there.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Cynthia...You were the one that first inspired me to look for windmill photos...I saw one on your blog...remember?

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Muse...great! As you said...the perfect combination of working with nature.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Rebecca and your post was great!I love the decorating in that period. One of my favorite places to visit is Old Williamsburg. I haven't been there in quite a few years...I hope it has not gotten over commercialized.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

mOLLY...I read your blogpost about the trip on the ship and it sounds like a great way to start the New Year!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

M my pictures come from all around...I have been blessed with the opportunity to do a lot of traveling. However many of the "Midwest" type picture are from around where I live.

Dan

M. Hassan said...

You're really blessed Dan

JaviZ said...

WOW! Colors and composition shine here, Dan! Love it!

Warmly,
Javier Echaiz

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks JaviZ and Happy New Year to you!

Dan

septembermom said...

I've never seen a windmill in person. Another thing for my list of must-sees!

Great colors in this picture.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...they come in all shapes and sizes spread out across the Midwest landscape. If you head out west...be on the lookout..you will see thm in the fields.


Dan

Sheryl said...

Wow, makes me want to live there! Your pictures as really amazing!