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Iowa, or Florida?

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 13 May 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Only the silhouetted pine and palm branches and the touch of this lilac-purple jacaranda tree in bloom tattle on the actual location of this windmill.

A touch of Iowa resides two doors down from my house in Bradenton, FL. The most unlikely thing you can imagine here in the tropics is this red and white windmill (lifesize and working).

Even odder is the red barn right below it in the middle of the Florida city of Bradenton (look here tomorrow).

Its owner is an older gentleman who is a transplant from Iowa farm life.

Nostalgia for him; Florida Heartland for everyone else. Heh...

NIKON D80 1/640 second F/4.8 ISO 400 170 mm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

this one is really odd like what u said!!!
waitin' for tomorrow's!!

13 May 2010 9:50am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

That's wonderful ... bring some homeland with you! That's what we did when we came from CT. We wanted the comfort of our 'stuff' - solid wood furniture, etc., no pink and no flamingos! <grin>

13 May 2010 11:05am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Smashing compo dear Glenn!

13 May 2010 11:19am

PShorten from West Chester, United States

I can't wait to see tomorrows posting...poor thing, I'll bet his heart is back in Iowa, too.

13 May 2010 12:50pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Having never been to either I´ll take your word for it and just enjoy the photo as it stands !!

13 May 2010 1:16pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

what a wonderful capture

13 May 2010 4:11pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

its like having Chinatown in the European heartland.We need to have a home in every of our hearts! Looking forward to tomorrow's:)

13 May 2010 5:14pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

you probably get quite a mix of cultures with all the transplants to Florida - a fun way to remember where you are from.....

13 May 2010 5:36pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful shot and a cool mix, looking forward to seeing tomorrows shot

13 May 2010 7:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You can take the farmer out of Iowa but not the Iowa out of the farmer. :-)

16 May 2010 4:12am

1/640 second
ISO 400
170 mm