When I am driving and I see an old mill like this it makes my heart smile. I makes me feel like not all the old past ways are totally gone and that somewhere the old ways are appreciated and preserved in some way. I really enjoy seeing the mill wheels working and the water pushing though the wheel.

Water Mill

There is something soothing about this sound an how it washes out whatever is in your mind for a moment. I miss a lot of what was common to see when my family took drives when I was a child. Seeing something that was more common 25+ years ago is a treat and helps me to know not all is lost in this world gone electronic and fast paced. Is there anything you see from your childhood or young adulthood that is rare to see anymore? What is it and what kind of feelings and memories does it bring back for you?

6 Comments on “Old Mills…

  1. The wheel doesn’t push the water. The water pushes the wheel. I know that’s what you meant but just used it as a reason to harass you Love you DAD Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:54:40 +0000 To: ch6698@hotmail.com

  2. I couldn’t agree with you more. My wife and I do extensive backroading looking for and photographing places such as this before they are gone. We have a working mill in our area; it is very interesting to see working.

    • Thank you glad you were able to relate 🙂 These old places are a treasure and I am glad you get photos of them 🙂

  3. I love looking at and photographing windmills. We have many many of them dotting the grass pastures all across Nebraska, and they bring me the same sense of peace that you describe. When the wind is blowing, you can hear the metal rattle just a bit as is circles and pulls up the water for the cattle water tank.

    I can certainly recognize that technological advances are wonderful and make my life as a cattle farmer easier, but I agree that life is generally too fast paced at times. There is true beauty to be found in taking time to enjoy and appreciate both the natural landscape and the history that it holds.

    Glad to hear that your weather is good. Ours continues to be variable with strong storms intermittently wrecking havoc — I guess that it must be summer time!

    Take care,

    • Hey Ann,
      What a great point about the windmills a great mix of old and new technology 🙂 Weather has been rainy here except for a few days once when I did this post so I was grateful for it. Hope your storms go away, I know rain is appreciated, but not storms 😉 have a blessed week 🙂

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