Tricia will have seen this photograph before, as she noticed it at my photo blog back in May of last year. She asked permission to link it to Barn Charm, but since only one person saw it I've decided to recycle it for this weeks entry (click on it to enlarge). :-)
The barn is a simple wood and metal structure, still in use for sheep and cattle, but a little worse for wear. The property is most likely an old homestead from a donation land claim, this being a historic area dating back to the Oregon Trail and mid-1800s. Of course as times have changed the house and property have been built up around, and with road reconfigurations it now sits in a fairly busy area, as rural areas go. lol
I drive by this place many a time when the sun is setting, and it always catches my eye. I finally pulled over a couple of summers ago to take a long overdue shot. I love the wooden windmill, standing erect and proud. These days most windmills are the metal variety, a handful even the more modern turbines. There's something distinctly romantic about a wooden windmill and the thoughts that it evokes in our mind. A different time. When life wasn't necessarily easier, but was more simple, and in some ways happier than our current fast paced times. A lifestyle unknown to most of us living today. A memory for others.
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