Thursday, May 14, 2015

Windmill and Fence


I live in a rather rural area. Sure, my town has a population of 160,000, but it truly is still a small town. Yes, we are at the heart of Wine Country, but we also have a lot of farmland, and I hope it will not be converted into more vineyards. I think we have enough vineyards and produce more wine than anyone can drink (though it's pretty good wine!).


This windmill is close to one of my favorite nurseries out in the countryside. I always enjoy my outings here, not just for buying new plants for my garden, but just to take in the landscape. Sometimes I leave the car in the parking lot of the nursery and walk along the country lane, taking pictures.


There's a single cow right next to the windmill. It's still enjoying a green pasture, but I'm sure it will turn brown not before too long.


I'm linking up again to Theresa's Good Fences.


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18 comments:

Monika + Bente said...

Liebe Grüße ins Paradies - sendet dir - Monika

Macht es dir was aus, das Translate-Tool auf deine Seite zu setzen?
Ich wüsste dann besser woher der Wind bei dir weht ... :-)

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful area, carola! love those gnarly trees!

Nancy Chan said...

That is a big, strong cow gazing in the open.

GlorV1 said...

Beautiful windmill. I have one in my backyard and love to hear/see it turning on a windy day. Great photos. Have a great day.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Visitng from Tex's Good Fences! Love those sturdy posts and wood fences! Living rural and in wine country is heavenly! We are about an hour and a half from Missouri wine country. Beautiful rural pictures!

Gwen said...

very nice! Love the windmill!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pretty pics!

They don't get enough water from the windmill to keep the grass growing?
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eileeninmd said...

Great series, I love the windmill and the cow. Great fence photos! Enjoy your day!

Ida said...

You consider 160,000 a small town...I live in a town of about 50,000 and I don't think of it as all that small. We also live in "Wine" country now. Seems everyday a new vineyard is starting up. - I enjoyed your windmill shots and the cows too. Some nice fences to go with them.

Karen S. said...

Very nice, I think your surroundings are just beautiful. Of course if it's wine country it has to be right!

LV said...

You definitely live in wine country. It is no wonder there are many nice fences.

Elephant's Child said...

Hooray for rural areas. I live in our nation's capital, but nowhere in my city is more than half an hour from open country. Which I love.
I don't think I have ever been to a nursery without succumbing to something though.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the windmill.

Debbie said...

such a pretty, rustic, rural view...i always find myself drawn to those windmills. wine is good ;)

Barb said...

There are so many windmills where I lived in PA but here in CO I don't see them. They're so picaresque. I'm surprised it's so green there yet. You're having a beautiful spring.

EG CameraGirl said...

The light is very lovely on the windmill. This is a great place to walk with your camera!

kathyinozarks said...

thank you for visiting my page-I love your photo and especially your art work-very nice

Bethany Carson said...

Love the old windmill! There's one a mile or two from us at a place that used to be a homestead...it creakkks in the wind, but you can only hear it from up close. Now we have windmills that generate electricity filling the skyline south of us. They have red lights that blink at night, so we have "Christmas lights" all year round!