Winds of change

The weekly photo challenge this week asks us to share a photograph that signifies transitions and change… and to explore the ways in which a single photograph can express time, while only showing us a small portion of any given moment.

For me the windmills, or rather wind pumps, of the Karoo endure across the years, they are timeless. Their design is largely unchanged and they survive in spite of changing times as they are efficient ways of accessing water trapped underground to provide much needed water to the arid areas of South Africa (and other places in the world).

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Rusted wind pump

For many South Africans, myself included, they are also iconic objects, which bring back memories of long road trips through the vast, flat landscape of the Karoo, the spinning of  the rotor blades the only movement to be seen.

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Spinning wind pump

May you have a strong foundation when the winds of change shift…and may you be forever young. [Bob Dylan]

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