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Barn and Windmill - Kent WA

Windmills to pump water used to be a common sight in rural areas.

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The rhythmic squeaking

slows and accelerates with the speed of the wind passing through the blades,

a sound like none other that I’ve ever heard.

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In the quiet of the morning,

the heat of the day

or the dark stillness of the night,

the familiar rhythmic sound is comforting.

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Here,

outside the western Washington town of Kent

(which used to be rural when I was a kid in the 1950s and 60s)

is an aluminum windmill

which sits in the yard of a farm house,

midway between the house

and the barn,

in a well tended

garden.

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‘RURALITY BLOG HOP’ #27

Welcome to Rurality Blog Hop, a weekly photo meme!

It’s time for you to enter your photos. ‘Rurality Blog Hop’ is open to everyone who would like to share something about rural life. .

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Rurality Blog Hop #27

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