Wednesday, December 24, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - W for Windmills

Windmills are a common sight on properties all over Australia, pumping water to fill troughs and dams. In some areas they have become less important due to other available technologies; electric and petrol pumps and now solar powered pumps.

This is a windmill near Rawnsley Park in the Finders Ranges in northern South Australia.

Some people collect cars, some people collect stamps ..... but on our recent return journey from Canberra I spotted this yard - a windmill collection!

To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions go to the ABC Wednesdays' Anthology or to see direct links to their own sites go here using Mr Linky.

19 comments:

Collin Jones said...

I love windmills :)

Not enough of them in America :-P

Klampai 77 said...

:-)

anthonynorth said...

I love the second picture.

RuneE said...

That was a new one - a collection of windmills!! There can't be much wind for each of them when they are placed like that.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you and your dears ones!

antigoni said...

Excellent post! Merry Christmas.

Bear Naked said...

WOW!!
A WINDMILL collection.
I WONDER what the spouse thinks about it?

Seasons greetings from my blog to your blog.


Bear((( )))

Neva said...

Love the windmills! Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas "down under"! We are in the throws of ANOTHER snow storm. No need to "Dream of a White Christmas"....we are LIVING that dream!!!

ly11976 said...

Incredible pictures, longtime faithful reader in the mood to post some happiness around this time of the year. Merry Christmas!

ZaHaN @Namo37 said...

Hi, I've seen your pictures on your blog and it's nice to see. I love it!

~Friend:.

lakeviewer said...

Wonderful pictures of Australia. We don't get enough information about other countries here in America. It is refreshing to follow your blog, to read about the places and to share our communities with others. Thank you.

And Merry Christmas to you.

Leenie said...

We saw a lot of windmills crossing the U.S. prairie--Kansas, Nebraska. Now there are "windmill farms" with HUGE windmills in very windy places near here and in Wyoming. Still those old rustic ones are the most picturesque. Happy Holidays!

alicesg said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Eyom said...

I love Australia. Your country is where my childhood friend whom I got a huge crush on is based now. :)

Happy Holidays!!

carol said...

Windmills are so Majestic

Merry Christmas

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Hilda said...

That's an awesome collection!

I heard the news a bit late — congratulations for being named a Blogger Blog of Note! Merry Christmas! :)

Jestr said...

Merry Christmas from Czech republic!

Miss_Yves said...

It's interesting to discover different ways of life!Thanks for sharing this odd and wonderful collection !
Merry Xmas !

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