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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Look way up


28 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So many tall structures these days Marie, especially the cranes, they're hard at work everywhere!

Joanne Noragon said...

I find I really have no problem with "progress." The ingenuity, the design, the machines--breath taking.

Silver in AZ said...

holy moly that IS tall!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, I thought this was going to be a post about the Friendly Giant!

Elephant's Child said...

Oh my.
Heights don't bother me, but those cranes do.
The wind turbines don't.

Celia said...

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!

Angela said...

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.

bill burke said...

We have those wind turbines not far from here. They look very imposing up close.

Anonymous said...

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

Marie Smith said...

I would not want to have to climb to the top of that one, PDP.

Marie Smith said...

Agreed, Joanne. I like to see them!

Anonymous said...

Surprising how large they are.

Marie Smith said...

Standing under the wind turbine is an eye opener, SW.

Marie Smith said...

Only a Canadian would understand that reference, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

I like the turbines! The cranes overhead in a big city are scary to me, EC.

Marie Smith said...

I know, Celia. Looking up at the turbines is an eye opener.

Marie Smith said...

The benefit for this area is cheaper energy and environmentally friendly too, Angela.

Marie Smith said...

It is fascinating to stand under them and look up, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

The wind turbines have been n use here for a time. I imagine the metal would be recycled. We recycle most everything here.

Anonymous said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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.

DJan said...

Yikes! I think I'd need a parachute to climb up that. Fun picture, Marie. :-)

Stewart M said...

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

Jenn said...

I snapped a few photos of these massive wind turbines while I was in Southern Alberta this weekend. Impressive looking.

Marie Smith said...

Standing beside one is humbling, Mildred.

Marie Smith said...

I don’t know if I could climb up there, Jan. If forced maybe I could do it.

Marie Smith said...

Somehow I doubt it, Stewart.

Marie Smith said...

There is a wind farm west of us. You can walk among them in one area. Impressive indeed, Jenn.