Tuesday, June 18, 2013

W is for Windmill

Letter W is our subject letter for this week on ABC WEDNESDAY.   My sweet niece gave us this WINDMDILL and we picked it up a few weeks ago.

They purchased a home a few years back and the windmill was in the yard.   She knows how much I love my Kansas garden and thought it would be a nice addition.

 
Right now it is setting in the corner of my strawberry patch.
 
 
I haven't decided if I will paint it, my hubby thinks I should but I really like the aging.  I mean how many farmers get out and paint their big windmills!
 
 
 
It  looks right at home with our tin man.
 
I have a coffee table book by J R Hamil who does watercolors of Kansas.
 
One of the paintings he did of a windmill.

"These Windmills on the prairie bring life giving water to the cattle grazing the Flint Hills"
 
 
 
Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY
 
 
Ann

24 comments:

Marilyn said...

Great thought for "W"! Mine has blown apart with the winds of the last two years. I plan to replace it sometime soon. No one around here paints their windmills either.♥♫

richies said...

When I was a kid I loved to watch for windmills as we traveled. You don't often see them anymore.
An Arkies Musings

Kate said...

WHEN on road trips across the country, I'm always interested in the WINDMILLS I see. Often the WIND doesn't seem to be cooperating as WE WHIRL by. WHAT a thoughtful niece you have! Kate, ABC Team

Nonnie said...

I don't know why, but windmills give me a sense of peace.

Reader Wil said...

Great subject Ann! You know that I live near the windmills of Kinderdijk.It's a ten minutes walk to the ferry and then a fifteen minutes walk to the mills.
These mills are my favourite places.I met several bloggers there.If you ever come to Holland please let me show you these mills!
Wil, ABCW Team

Roger Owen Green said...

I remember when WIL posted about them; a different design, but similar concept. Nice.
ROG, ABCW

Nana Jo said...

Last year we spent two weeks in The Netherlands and became fascinated by the beauty and workings of the windmills. Your post is a lovely reminder of that wonderful time. I think your garden windmill is gorgeous! I wish I had one just like it.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Such a nice gift from your niece!

Hildred said...

Love your garden windmill and your tin man, - windmills are very pleasant to watch when they are turning in a light breeze, - quite meditative.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love your new wind mill and the tin man too!

ChrisJ said...

Definitely shouldn't be painted. We have a different kind of windmill in England -- more like those in Holland. I didn't realize until quite recently that Yorkshire had windmills as well as those in Norfolk. Don't like the great big turbine ones though. There's quite a big windmill farm out near Palm Springs. I know we need the power but it does spoil the desert landscape.

Carver said...

I definitely like the look of the aging windmill. I wouldn't paint it if it was mine. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

sandy said...

Love your rustic windmill and also the tin man! So fun looking in your yard and garden.
I vote for leaving the windmill as is!

LONDONLULU said...

How lovely - we don't have too many windmills here but they are such a whimsical and wondrous thing to see!

Rajesh said...

Wow! I have not seen a smaller windmill so far.

Hazel Ceej said...

Windwall by a strawberry patch with a tin man nearby - how lovely! Sounds like a fairytale to me.

Hazel

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

can you power my TV?

Kara said...

Very nice gift you got. I like it the way it is also. I might be hard to get paint to stick will when it's exposed to the elements.

Theresa said...

Beautiful WINDMILLS:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Meghan said...

Great choice for W, and I love the little tin man too!

Gattina said...

I would leave it as it is. Looks so nice unpainted !

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Looke lovely to me, I would also just leave it as is. I like the garden.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

wow sis I love your windmill! I need one here to remind me of home. love ya! Debbie

LV said...

Leave it as is. Looks good that way. I have a small one but is not as neat as yours.

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