So many tall structures these days Marie, especially the cranes, they're hard at work everywhere!
I find I really have no problem with "progress." The ingenuity, the design, the machines--breath taking.
holy moly that IS tall!
Oh, I thought this was going to be a post about the Friendly Giant!
Oh my.Heights don't bother me, but those cranes do.The wind turbines don't.
They are amazing. A few miles out of town here is a place you can go and stand right at the bottom of them, wow!
There many of those in the state of Iowa, perhaps too many. They are sad to kill birds since they hit the blades. They are good for the energy they harvest from wind. Sooo....I don't much about it. They do look impressive adds visual interest to the landscape.
We have those wind turbines not far from here. They look very imposing up close.
They are so large and they scare me! I see them on the mountains when we travel across the state. And from a plane, when traveling out of the area, I can see them down through West Virginia (at least I think it is WV)...many of them. I wonder what will happen when their lifespan is up...will they be taken down and recycled or what? I don't think their lifespan is overly that long. Andrea
I would not want to have to climb to the top of that one, PDP.
Agreed, Joanne. I like to see them!
Surprising how large they are.
Standing under the wind turbine is an eye opener, SW.
Only a Canadian would understand that reference, Debra.
I like the turbines! The cranes overhead in a big city are scary to me, EC.
I know, Celia. Looking up at the turbines is an eye opener.
The benefit for this area is cheaper energy and environmentally friendly too, Angela.
It is fascinating to stand under them and look up, Bill.
The wind turbines have been n use here for a time. I imagine the metal would be recycled. We recycle most everything here.
The turbines also confuse and kill bats, which can cost farmers in the U.S. billions of dollars in crop damage from insects. Bats normally are helpful in eating the insects. So every industry has it's pros and cons. Andrea
The problem with bats here is the disease which spread throughout North America. The turbines aren’t perfect but it is a renewable energy source which I like.
Yikes! I think I'd need a parachute to climb up that. Fun picture, Marie. :-)
I wonder if or when these will ever be viewed with the same affections as windmills and water pumps? Maybe not.Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
I snapped a few photos of these massive wind turbines while I was in Southern Alberta this weekend. Impressive looking.
Standing beside one is humbling, Mildred.
I don’t know if I could climb up there, Jan. If forced maybe I could do it.
Somehow I doubt it, Stewart.
There is a wind farm west of us. You can walk among them in one area. Impressive indeed, Jenn.
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