Tipsy Waterwheel

 
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This charming Waterwheel sits on a tiny island close to Mike's daughter. The road that passes it is always busy so I was tickled to finally be able to get a few decent images of it. Since I first saw it two years ago the island has been slowly disappearing and the little structure's angle is looking rather perilous now!

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TravlynWomyn - Apr 30, 2008 10:12 PM EDT
Thank you. Vicki
IrisheaglesOne - Apr 30, 2008 07:53 PM EDT
Awesome shot! What a great thing to have found
Guest - May 19, 2007 09:56 AM EDT
Hullo, my friend. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's a difficult shot to get, on a busy road. Hopefully the owners may have tried to shore up the island a bit - I won't know til next year. Vicki
Guest - May 19, 2007 04:24 AM EDT
another one I've only just found, Vicki, and am glad to have spotted it. It's very appealing. Hope the little structure can be saved.
Guest - Apr 24, 2007 12:23 AM EDT
Thank you Alex.
Guest - Apr 23, 2007 10:58 AM EDT
WOW!! what a neat shot.
Guest - Apr 20, 2007 10:48 PM EDT
Thank you Beverly for your kind remark. Vicki
Guest - Apr 20, 2007 09:56 PM EDT
Enjoyable image.
Guest - Apr 20, 2007 10:54 AM EDT
Hi again, Steve. Do you ever sleep? This is primarily ornamental. Originally the island was higher and a water pump controlled the wheel to help keep the pond water aerated. Now that it's sinking the wheel is not turning - unless the pump was turned off during the winter months. We still had snow and freezing temperatures just last week. (I should also confess that the house sits where the sky is in this version. It was a distraction, so I removed it and altered the skyline with another image!!!) Vicki
Guest - Apr 20, 2007 02:04 AM EDT
Nice shot, Vicki! The other odd thing is that the water doesn't look as if it's flowing fast enough to turn a water wheel - so has this always been simply ornamental, I wonder?
Guest - Apr 20, 2007 12:14 AM EDT
Hi Lorraine and Mary. I sure hope the owners figure out a way to shore it up. Virginia soil has a lot of clay which isn't terribly solid. Mike's daughter's drieway is a great example - when we leave on Saturday we have to be very careful how we pull out onto the road as the recent rain and winds have created monster potholes. The island in this photo may also be the result of elemental undermining. Still, it's picturesque - even if it is a bit akilter! Vicki
Guest - Apr 19, 2007 11:39 PM EDT
A fun and delightful image. Maybe you and Mike with some help can do a rescue?? :)
Guest - Apr 19, 2007 09:58 PM EDT
It would be a shame to see it go into the lake, I think it might be holding by quite a bit of good luck than anything else. lovely capture.

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