Windmills, What Are They Used For?

Windmill At Dawn Frozen In The Wind

Wind Power

I have always had a fascination with windmills. When I  see them in the sky twirling and twirling in the wind I getting a feeling of freedom and fascination. I could watch one all day. When I find myself on a rural road, if there is a windmill on the horizon I am heading that way.

Last week I  posted  the photo of the windmill here in Belgium and a friend of mine was asking what was the purpose of a windmill. That question took me by surprise because I assumed everyone knew what windmills were all about. But her question got me thinking that maybe some people, particularly people who do not find themselves in rural areas might want to know the history of windmills.

Here is a great article all about their history and use so next time you see one or maybe a photograph of one, you will have a better understanding of how they work and vary uses they provide.

http://telosnet.com/wind/early.html

So for now I will continue to photograph the ones I come across while traveling the back roads and rural areas.

Until next time. Thanks for reading my blog.