I’ve been hoping for a challenge in which I could post these photos of wind machines. Thanks Jake. Air is probably our most precious and abused natural resource in California Our EPA regulations for air quality are the most stringent in the United States. Yet, for all it’s poor quality from times and in places, air can still be harnessed and used to produce another clean energy – electricity.
I read this morning on Pairodox Farm’s blog that my home state of Indiana, “the Fowler Ridge wind farm is one of the largest installations of its sort in the world. It ranges over 50,000 acres and is currently comprised of more than 300 wind turbines which can generate enough carbon-free electricity for nearly 200,000 homes.
I pulled off the freeway just before an exit going to Palm Springs to get these pictures. I used the 75-300 lens. You can see that the air is hazy. Had I pulled off the road on Saturday instead of Monday, the sky would have been blue. Rats!!!These photos have not been altered in any way except to imprint my moniker in the sky.Developed in the 1980s the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm, one of three large wind farms in CA, consists of 3,218 units delivering 615 MW.This wind farm spans the I 10. This is one of the windiest places in California.
Pairodox Farm is my choice for today. Their website is about sustainable living in rural Pennsylvania, but I think their ideas can apply to all of us. The reason they are a pairodox is because in real life they are a pair of docs, one in zoology and in plant ecology. In spite of all that science in their educational background they actually speak English.
To participate in Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post
1. Each week, he will provide a theme for creative inspiration. Show the world based on your interpretation what you have in mind for the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Sunday when the next photo theme will be announced.
2. Subscribe to jakesprinter so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.
So I learned something today. How about you?
Here are some of the participants gathered by rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity. Check his out, then you have lots of other examples also! Thanks!!!
- SUNDAY POST: Natural Resources | Tea with a Pirate –
- sunday post : natural resources | bodhisattvaintraining
- Windmill at Sunset | Canoe Communications
- Sunday Post: Natural Resources…The Children of the World
- Eye candy | Thirdeyemom
- The Giving Tree | Thirdeyemom
- Sunday Post: Natural Resources « patriciaddrury
- SUNDAY POST : Natural Resources | tahira’s shenanigans
- Sunday Post: Natural Resources -Another Day in Paradise
- Sunday Post : Natural Resources « restlessjo
- Positive Parental Participation
- Natural Resources. « Luddy’s Lens
- Jake’s Sunday Post: Natural Resources | A Number of Things
- BAMBOO- A Natural Resource « Zeebra Designs & Destinations
- If a tree falls | Beyond the Brush
- Jake’s Sunday Post theme: Natural resources « newsferret
- Tell me, was it one of those days? | The Wanderlust Gene
- Longing « Stray Thoughts
- SUNDAY POST: Natural Resources Wool | Cee’s Life Photography
- Wind Turbines | Figments of a DuTchess