Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday






These are the wind farms in Benton County, Indiana. They are insanely massive, and terrifying to stand near when they are running. For more Wordless Wednesdays, click here.

11 comments:

Bellezza said...

These always look like aliens to me! It's a great way to harness power, though.

Melody said...

I'm always intrigued by the wind farms because we don't have them here (at least not that I know of anyway).

Beth F said...

This is such a common sight in Holland and Denmark -- They may be terrifying to be near, but go wind power!

Danette Haworth said...

Sandy,

Nothing to do with the pics, but OMG--Adam Lambert last night! He got cut off, but I found him this morning on YouTube and other places. So excellent! Another Jaw-dropper!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I love wind farms! There is a HUGE one about 5 miles north of our pasture. They are so relaxing to watch.

C. B. James said...

There is a gigantic wind farm on the way to Palm Springs from Lost Angelos. They must have well over 1000 of them. They don't run them all at once, for some reason, but I've seen 100's of them going full blast.

It's quite a sight.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I have a very brave soul. Not much scares me, but standing directly under this thing made me tremble. So much power...

Literary Feline said...

There is an area not too far from where I live that has rows and rows of these types of windmills. They're amazingingly powerful.

The Bumbles said...

I coveted a picture of these when we were driving out to Yosemite from San Fran. many moons ago - there was a huge swath of them all of a sudden and Andy wouldn't stop for me to take a picture. I know - WTF???!!! He knows better now. I constantly complain about that missed photo op. They look like something out of the X Files to me. They want to plop a bunch of them in the ocean off of Cape Cod. Awesome energy source - bad scenic ocean view. Hope you are having a great vacation.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Bumbles - what is it with men and stopping just for fun??? Assuming he's learned his lesson and you get a chance to check them out, try your best to get close to one and stand right under it.

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I love wind farms. We have one north of our pasture about 5 miles. It sits up on a bluff (which a lot of people are mad about as they say it ruined it) but I think it looks cool.

We were out working on fence this weekend and the windfarm was absolutely still. I think it's the first time I've ever seen it not moving...