Monday, December 20, 2010
Lighting up the Windmill
The first photo is what it really looks like at night all lit up but to be honest you would not know if it were 2 feet tall or 200 feet tall. John and I estimate it is probably 40 to 45 feet tall.
This windmill does not have the blades on it but still has the tail blade that catches the wind to position the wheel to catch the wind. You can see the reflection of the lights from the star on it above the star. If you look closely you can see the silhouettes of the calves. They are in a pen across the driveway from the windmill.
In the mean time we put the lights up and enjoy them. People that the frequent the highway past our house always comment about the windmill lights, especially if John doesn't get them up the first week of December. You can see them from several miles in each direction. John does extend out the base of the windmill with some boards so the strings of lights will not hit the metal supports and break the bulbs when the wind blows - that is why it is wider than normal. The windmill has 4 legs and he has 8 strings of lights coming down from the star.
Enjoy our lights and the ones in your own communities....they do look so magical this time of year.