The Writer Whose Words Propel Windmills Into Trees

The Writer Whose Words Propel Windmills Into Trees

Some writers bring words to life. Other equally passionate writers, like Lucille Trail Kirkham, use words to bring life to living things and keep the world green.

Lucille writes a column for the Hays County Master Naturalists Newsletter titled On The Trail. Lucille is passionate about keeping our natural wonders in the forefront so we can learn about and protect our world. You can find and read about her newsletter right here. She writes about a varied listing of topics such as The General, a magnificent old cypress tress located on Cypress Creek near downtown Wimberley on private land, a visit in Wimberley to the Old Hundred Ranch, a magnificent 100-acre property, and reviews of all things green.

She also included this crazy story from the venerable Fulton Mansion in Fulton TX. It appears the mansion had its windmill stolen away during a hurricane in 1919 and deposited into the branches of a nearby oak tree. As Lucille writes, “The windmill still sits passing time in this stately old live oak in front of a house that looks 50’s vintage.  The windmill was atop the Fulton Mansion before the hurricane. Volunteers tour visitors around and told us of this story. This tree is a block off the coast close to the Lighthouse Inn which is a good place to stay.”

I can not wait to visit the tree and to read of her adventures in her column.

Fulton Tree, TX that has a windmill lodged in it from a 1919 hurricane.

Tree, in Fulton, TX that has a windmill lodged in it from a 1919 hurricane.