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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Small Town Snapshot Sunday #3

Wendy at On the Front Porch hosts Small Town Snapshot Sunday. Check out the other participating bloggers on Wendy's blog, then join us and post one of your own!

I got busy putting together my Father's Day post and almost forgot about STSS! This Sunday I am taking you on my trip to the county seat. Anywhere out of the city limits looks pretty much like this...
Below is a clock that sits in a yard of one of the small towns I drive through...
And then there's more roads and fields...
...and lots of windmills. Some working, some completely broke down with blades and tails hanging...
Way too many buildings that look like this...
Cattle serenely grazing...
...and other livestock ventures, too.
That's all for this Sunday, hope you enjoyed the ride!




Small Town Snapshot Sunday

8 comments:

Woman of Faith said...

I enjoyed your tour. Thank you. I love windmills. We just don't have that many up in my neck of the woods.

Frances

Michelle Johnson said...

Your windmill picture turned out great. You captured such a mood in that one. BTW, loved the tour. Does that clock work? That's an odd thing to have in a yard. Hope all is well.

Wendy said...

That clock is funny. I wish I knew the story on it. Maybe you'll have to go back for an "interview" for another Sunday!

In your area what are the windmills for? Were they for drawing up water or what? Just curious.

Wendy said...

Oh, also forgot to tell you THANKS for joining us again for STSS! :)

Moonshadow said...

Welcome Everyone! Thanks for visiting. The windmills are for drawing water. At one time, most any pasture that had cattle on it had a windmill and water tank.

The clock, I don't know anything about it, but it's been there for years. Not sure as to it's reliablity for telling time but it used to be lit up at night. If you enlarge the picture you will see what looks to stained glass around the faces of the clock.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I totally lived every one of your views except the windmills...pretty neat! I have a fascination with old barns...wondering what was housed in them and the beasts that made them their homes.

Moonshadow said...

I have the same feeling about old houses. I wonder who lived there and what life looked when the paint was fresh and floors swept clean. It's sad to see them slowly falling apart, abandoned.

Oz Girl said...

Loved your tour... I still like to go on "adventures" and take new roads in Kansas to see what I'll find. I love the big sky views and the openness of the prairie, so different from where I lived in Ohio! :)