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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Photo Hunt ~ Metal

The photo hunt this week is 'metal'.
Only in California would you grow crops of metal.As I drove from Orange County to Palm Desert, I passed by the windmill farms. They actually provide electrical power to the desert. The pictures don't do it justice.. I was amazed.

Have y'all seen anything like this?


Sandi

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes I have. I work for a contractor who specializes in building wind farms. They are quite impressive to see. The farm we just finished building the wind turbines were 80M high. Very impressive.

Sally said...

Yes, I have too. Iowa has several HUGE wind farms (300-500 generators each). In Iowa, the wind *always* blows, so it's a good match. I love looking at them. They're very impressive.

The Whispering Poppies said...

They're attempting to "grow metal" in Nantucket Sound. I think wind farms are impressive! Several schools around here have one... like a lonely daisy in a field of grass! lol

The Whispering Poppies said...

http://www.capewind.org/

There is a huge group against it, but in all honesty, I think wind-power is a no-brainer. If we don't do it, future generations certainly will (probably out of necessity by that time)!

Maryann said...

I have 2 sons working in this field at the moment. In fact, one is in Palm Springs right now! They show me amazing photos they take while standing atop of these windmills :)

justabeachkat said...

Every year (in March) when we go to Palm Desert I get to see them. And I'm in awe every time.

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

Hugs!
Kat

Yaya said...

Sandi,
First, I would like to say that I have been enjoying your wonderful, and very Southern blog for several months now. I am Alabama Southern by many generations and just love all things Southern. We are world travelers and I really enjoyed your posts on Italy. And oh, your wonderful recipes!!! Divine! I served your Low Country Boil at our Dauphin Island cottage, back in the summer and it got rave reviews. Thank you!

As for the windmill power, we lived in Tracy, California, which is not that far from San Francisco...that was my first time to see them and what a site...they are scattered throughout the hills between Tracy and the coast. Enjoy your trip. I can't wait for more pictures. I do hope you get to Carmel-By-The-Sea.....or, if you go North along highway 1, stop at the Greenwood Pier Inn in Elk....oh so zen like and breathtaking views....

Also, I would like to give you a gift tag. It was given to me by the Duchess at www.theduchessofearl.blogspot.com. If you want to be a part of "A Random Things Meme", please visit my lil' blog at www.asouthernsunset.blogspot.com for the game directions.

Enjoy your trip!

Yaya

girasoli said...

They are talking about "growing some" here in Hawaii also. I think I have seen them somewhere in California once but can't remember where now.

Dining Alone said...

I have driven through there as well, it is very cool looking. Strange, but cool :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Yep... I see those everytime I head EAST to the desert area and beyond! They are pretty amazing! Imagine Don Quixote wandering out in that desert! LOL
Hope you ENJOYed your Thanksgiving!
Fifi

jdeq said...

We've finally started to grow some here in Canada. There is lots of opposition though from those who don't wnat them in their neighbourhood. I don't get it - I think that they look cool and enjoy the whooshing sound they make as they spin.

The time will come, it surely will!

Sandi McBride said...

No, but I'd like a few in the back yard...we have plenty of wind to power them, and it's save on my electric bill...yes, I'd love to have at least one right out back!
Sandi

Tanya said...

Yep, seen these numerous times! My husband was in the Marine Corps and we were station in 29Palms, not far from there. We would drive past the windmills and our was back home to San Diego :)
Maybe we passed each other on interstate 10!

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