08 July 2010

Skywatch Friday - Karoo sunrise

Windmill sunrise in the Karoo

I have always called them windmills, even though they are designed to pump water and are technically windpumps. But after doing some checking, I have found that they can still be called windmills, even though they pump water.


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15 comments:

nonizamboni said...

Your lovely photo could just as easily been from the US midwest. I always love to see the old windmills of this type on farms. Great sunset too. Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous capture! And Noni is right, it could have come from the US midwest! Beautiful sunset! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Kcalpesh said...

Lovely capture!!

Excellent Photography :-)

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Elizabeth said...

Beautiful windmill shot :)

Al said...

Beautiful silhouette against the late evening sky.

Smalltown RN said...

What a glorious photo...I love the windmill...

Regina said...

Beautiful silhouette!

Happy SWF!

"Regina"

Firefly said...

Windpompe always make for interesting additions to landscapes, specialy Karoo landscapes. Stunning pic.

Luna Miranda said...

i also call them windmills. your photo is beautiful.

Eaglesbrother said...

What a beautiful photograph...love the composition.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SKW photo

Have a nice weekend

Bram

Hilda said...

Beautiful sunset and silhouette!

And thanks for the vocabulary lesson. I mean it. Comes with being married to an English teacher. :)

Mar said...

Gorgeous shot and silhouette, beautiful setting.


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SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I have always called them windmills too. :)

I am so busy with the website I am getting done that I do not have much time to visit everyones blogs. So sorry about that, but I hope to be back into "normal" mode in a month or so, then I will have more time. :)

I do love that ribbon bish Max. What a beautiful flower it has on it. How well do you know wild flowers? I am looking for someone to help me identify some? If you do know someone, please ask them to contact me on macromail2 at vodamail dot co za.

I am so pleased the soccer is almost finished. Everything seems to have been thrown into a turmoil by it. :)

syel said...

interesting information! i've always kid myself they are big fans! :) i love the silhouette of it though :)