Monday, March 16, 2015

Old Windmills, A Vintage Truck and The GiveAway Announcement!

Happy Monday, everyone!
It's a beautiful day here in the White Mountains.

Today, I will announce the winner of my 
altered book but first I'd like to share some 
photos with you. 

I said I wanted to start sharing more 
of our travel experiences.

We do a lot of traveling and sometimes
it's worth the extra time to 
take to the back roads.
That's really my favorite way to go.

It opens up the heart and mind a little and makes
spontaneity more of a reality.
 And doesn't that enrich our lives and
give us a fresh perspective?
It also makes room for surprises
or finding the extraordinary.
That's how we came across this
collection of windmills.

Do you like them?
Maybe some of you have never seen one. 
 But here in the west, they are still
a part of working ranches. 
And there are also many that 
are abandoned but still standing.
 What a beautiful blue-sky day it was! 
With just a few fluffy clouds floating by.

"When the winds of change blow
some people build walls,
and others build windmills."

~Chinese Proverb~
  At the bottom, left of this picture, you can see the
pipe that is fixed over top of the stock tank 
so the water can flow in. 
just love seeing how things work!
 Aren't they beauties!? 
tall and inspiring....

And there's a little log cabin, too.

Below, there are some photos of a
rusty, vintage truck.
Do you ever wonder who drove those 
old treasures to the store..
church...and maybe the country wedding?
I've always wanted to write a song
about one of those old trucks!

I had a good time trying some different angled shots. 
I hope you all don't mind. 
I recently read a blog post about how 
annoyed some people get with all the 
different shots of the same thing!
I'm sorry if that's me.
I don't know what this place was but
I was very excited to have found it!
 Out in the middle of no where.
I would have liked to ask some 
questions but there was no one around. 
 It seemed a little mysterious 
and that added to it's charm!

I hope you enjoyed the little tour and now onto
the giveAway announcement!

And the winner is.......


Congratulations to you! Could you please
contact be by email with your mailing information,
I will get your book sent out to you this week!

Thank you very much to all who stopped by and left lovely,
sweet comments about my book and other posts!
You're all very kind and gracious and I
appreciate you so much.

Blessings to you all,
Tamara xo


Kezzie said...

These are FASCINATING photos! Wow, I would also love to know the story behind them too!x

Fil said...

They look amazing Tamara ... straight out of an old Western movie. And I love the different angles - it gives us more of a feeling of walking around with you. I've seen windmills before but never these type of ones ... Great blog post.
Happy St Patrick's Day for tomorrow by the way.
Fil’s Place - Old songs and Memories

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. I enjoyed looking at them. Hope you have a nice week.

Tamara said...

Thank you so much, Kezzie! It's a mystery. Have a wonderful day.

Tamara <3

Tamara said...

Hi Fil..
They were so interesting and intriguing! I've never seen any other kind for water. Do you have windmills in Ireland? Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm glad that you enjoyed them! And Happy St Patrick's Day to you, too!


Tamara said...

You're welcome Julie and thank you so much for your visit! I'm so glad that you enjoyed them. I sure enjoyed having the opportunity to visit there.

Best wishes for your week!

Audrey said...

I love old windmills and old barns. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Linda Smith said...

Love all the windmills. We have some Amish that live not too far from us and we enjoy seeing their windmills. Love all the pictures and I too enjoy the back roads and an adventure~~ Blessings to you this week~