Thursday photo prompt – Sails – #writephoto

A beautiful and peaceful photo this week Sue.

Obsolete, it stood alone on the hill.
There was no place for old technology now.
The modern turbines, tall, slim and numerous,
Spoil the landscape as they whoosh and sigh in the winds.
They don’t have the charm, or individuality of a windmill.

We know of a windmill.
It’s actually the last six sailed working windmill and we used to frequent it often.
Attached was a tea rooms, where cakes, breads and scones were made from the flour it ground. It was our weekly treat, until we had to cut back on our budget.
At times, we bartered our surplus beans, onions, tomatoes, apples and elderberries for a cream tea on a Sunday. We would get a jar of the chutney made from them at Christmas.
If they were exceptionally busy we would help out with clearing tables and washing up.

I surprised Hubby at another windmill in Norfolk.
I climbed right to the top to admire the view, even though those last steps were up a steep and narrow ladder only wide enough for one.
It may not sound much of a feat, but if you add in that I have no head for heights and have a fear of ladder climbing for some reason still unknown to me, it might explain why Hubby was so proud of me that day.

It would be nice to convert a windmill to a des res.
It would be quirky and fun, but we could never afford it.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Sails – #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Lovely memories, Di. There are a number of windmills around here and some converted into homes… though I would choose a retired church, I think. I always fancied a tower 🙂

  2. joyroses13 says:

    What a great memory! Thanks for sharing! And way to go on climbing it! I don’t like heights either!

  3. Michael says:

    Great dream to have Di…I remember travelling through the Netherlands and seeing windmills such as the one in this prompt. Down here the windmill is a much simpler device.

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Well described memories of windmills. You brought them back to life in my mind.

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  7. Sandi says:

    Have you stayed somewhere that is haunted? We never have adventures like these in Orange County, CA. Everything is too modern. I believe the most interesting of buildings are the missions built down the coast of CA. These, are of course, are museums attached to the Catholic Church, so there’s no buying/living there. When the kids enter 4th grade, the curriculum standard includes mission studies, and having to make model. It’s one of the rare field trips the kids get to take. I recall going to the San Gabriel Mission (because my family lived in the San Gabriel valley) and my kids went to San Juan Capistrano, one of the Orange County missions.

    • Not exactly, but my inner sense has picked up vibes of some sort in some places where I’ve never been before. Spookiest encounter was house hunting in 2007 when a vendor greeted me, by name, like a long lost relative. We’d never met, yet he knew all about the dog and our travels. We didn’t buy as I had a funny turn in their bathroom and had to get out of there pretty quick!

  8. A lovely whimsical piece of writing. Most enjoyable.

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