One of the wonderful people I’ve met here in the Blogosphere is Crispina Kemp, a writer and photographer who also hosts a weekly bloghop, Crimson’s Creative Challenge, a very open invitation to respond to a photo prompt in a variety of ways.
This week’s photo from Crispina is of the Tunstall Smock Mill, built in 1900 and restored in 1944, its purpose to run pumps to drain marshlands, and while the purpose of my local smock mill (1746) was to grind corn (maize), you can see the architectural similarities.
The cap rotates so that the sails can be put into the wind, which brings up a local debate- the sailors claim the saying “three sheets to the wind” is nautical in origin (though the sheets actually refer to the ropes attached to the sail and not the actual sails); landlubbers claim that the expression refers to the sheets on a windmill, for to have any but two or four sheets in the wind would cause an imbalance.
Either way, I think the point is, two is better than one, and certainly better than none, which is why instead of claiming to be too busy, or that the photo doesn’t always spark a response, or the timing is simply off, this post is in response to two prompts, Six Sentence Stories, (“claim”) and Crimson’s Creative Challenge, for if Crispina claims that just about anything goes, and if Denise only requires six sentences, well, maybe this suffices.
Both Crispina and Denise are generous bloggers who host a bloghop every week with fun prompts, and who reliably visit and comment on the efforts of others. I encourage you to go by their blogs and see what they’re up to and to sail with their fun weekly challenges.