Think of my shadow on the sign as a selfie. You can see my wide brim "farmer's hat" that I now have to remember to wear because I burned my bald head a little bit a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately, the shadow does not make the text unreadable.
This is the view as you approach from the parking lot. I'm trying to capture that the land raises significantly between the Fox River to the left and the site of the windmill. Note the trees in the background that naturally grow in the area between IL-25 and the river. The Forest Preserve has removed them between the Fox River Trail and the windmill, and it maintains a lawn so that you have a good view from the trail.