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Well howdy there Cynthia-Long time no see. Hope you have been surviving winter in Ohio. Love the pics. We had these back in NY not to far from where I lived. Take care my friend. Miss you.
Hey Miss Sharon Lee it was an odd and cool sight at the same time. There were hundreds of them and I had to jump out and take a few quick shots!
You take care too :~)
Interesting timing I just finished reading an article in our local New York Daily News paper regarding the use of wind and solar engery in our outer boroughs.
I must admit, when I saw the title of your post "Big Wheel" I thought per chance it might be the delectable "wreath post" that I've been dying to read...........but alas, it's not! It's good to see you my friend, but I am a bit disappointed!
Cynthia, aren't those wind catchers awe inspiring up close? We were driving in southern Alberta a couple years ago and, like you, had to jump out and take some pix! When you see them on TV or in a photo it doesn't prepare you for the sheer size of them! Wonderful picture!
Cynthia - I believe that's the nicest picture of the wind turbines I've seen. They look like giant gulls against a glorious background.
In Ohio? Looks flat... looks like March...
I know of a couple of these fellas in Central Ohio but have never seen fields or farms yet.
Now that's a beautiful sight. We need to see much more of those! Love the title!
Wonderful shot, and the title is very appropriate, makes me want to turn on Tina Turner and dance. A
Michele, with the recent event of Japan's nuclear crisis I thought the timing of catching this shot this past Friday was ironic. Thanks for stopping by!
Roger I am heartbroken that you are disappointed, sniff, sniff. One day that glorious wreath post may appear......
Oh Peg, you are so right my friend!!! The picture does not convey that Whoa feeling when standing in front of these HUGE turbines. Thanks for the kind words :~)
Why thank you Myrl, you're right they do look like giant gulls. It was a wonder I got a good shot, the clouds were rolling in on one side of the highway and I was in a hurry to get from a road trip. So I just kept shooting real fast!
This photo was taken in Indiana this past Friday Maureen. I've yet to them in Ohio, there were hundreds of these turbines over acres of farmland.
Sharon, It's so ironic that Tina Turner was singing Proud Mary as we came upon the turbine farm! So my blog title was destined!
Ron & Alexandra, you snuck in on me as I was in the kitchen getting a piece of cornbread. Please see my response to Sharon above. That exact song was playing on the radio as I was taking a few shots out of the window! How cool was that?
Cyndee, I've seen these in western PA just off the turnpike, and from an airplane on the southern Canadian shores of Lake Erie...but never this close :)
I've been disappointed too many times, but I'll never quit asking for that "wreath post".
Great picture. Have an outstanding week!
Life is good!
Wind mills are really one of the most interesting inventions to see. I hope they continue.
That's a GREAT photo of those wind turbines. I like them better than the ones I've seen in magazines! I like how the ones in the back seem to fade off into space.
Bliz what was so awesome for myself was seeing hundreds of these baby's spread across the farmland. I tagged along on a business trip w/ Ted and he said I would find the area worth photographing since he had view them before.
Roger, I am truly sorry for causing on ounce of disappointment in your life so maybe this SOLD OUT classic 'Mucci' door wreath from my new spring collection will hold you over my good friend!
Morning Roy, I will make it an outstanding week! Love the gifts you leave on my blog and she's a beauty.
Morning Michael, I'm in complete agreement with you! Thanks for the visit :~)
Morning Patrica, wow what a nice thing you say, I'm truly flattered. I was shooting so fast because bad weather was on my back so it was a treat that some of the photos came out at all! I was trying real hard to find that angle of them fading into the background :~)
Hi Cyn, You captured those so well. I like seeing them and the idea that we can harness the wind's energy. The last ones I saw weren't moving though...I think they're beautiful. :-)
Hellooooooo Mary! There were only a handful that working not that day, but the other 350 were! It was kinda eerie and cool at the same time. I would have loved to go up inside the tower for a photos :~O
Love your title, Cynthia! I is hard to imagine those blades catch much wind, thin as they are.
Cynthia, great heading for this post, although we know a certain someone was expecting something else. We would like one of these babies in our backyard!
I had seen these things on the news and until a couple years ago when we drove through Eastern Oregon, I hadn't realized how large those things really are. THEY ARE HUGE!
Great photo! We have these in Northern California.... there are rows and rows of them. Thanks for sharing your photo with us.
Cyndee While the turbines and your picture are lovely I just can't imagine our solution is polluting the landscape. We'll have to wait and see
Dee Dee, they move slowly thank goodness!
The always smiling Al & Peggy, yes that certain someone will not relent!!!
Todd, from the distant you think no big deal but as you get closer BAM. As I've stated before it's kinda eerie......
Linda this was the first time I had come upon a wind farm, it was a photo moment for sure.
Karen, in the vast open farm land w/ the turbines sight didn't bother me, though from a nostalgic and aesthetic point of view I would hate to see all farm land looking like this!
From what I read these landowners are paid a stipend of 4,000 - 10,000 per year for the use of their land and it's a voluntary decision. Hopefully when the turbines are constructed the migration paths of wildlife is considered are the owners are versed on all aspects such as noise & TV reception.
Clean energy is certainly appealing and I believe there are many more ideas to come! It did make for some very different photographs.
Hello Cynthia, wind turbines are pretty cool and if you haven't seen one you really don't realize how big they are. I did a post last year I think about a wind turbine farm in Illinois not too far from Indiana...they seemed to stretch on for miles and miles. Your photos and mine have an almost alien feel to them.
I was awestruck by sheer enormity of these structures Nik, then to view several hundreds w/ the blades lazily churning away...well it felt like I landed in some SyFy movie, lol. I agree w/ you Nik I hoping to catch a one of a kind photo with green man peeping out from the base of the turbine. Maybe next time ;~)
Cynthia, hey if we ever get a chance to party together...you'll be seeing little green men alright!!!
Stay away from the Absinthe Nick!
On another note this photo was taken as my husband and I were returning from your old hometown. It was a quick business trip for him and we were in the Rolling Meadows area of Illinois. Maybe next time we will get a chance to visit Chicago.
Cynthia, I'm very familiar with Rolling Meadows out in the 'burbs. I used to work near there...also had friends who lived in RM. If you ever need a guide in Chicago, I've have long time friends who live down on the lakefront and out side the city that would be happy to help.
Thanks Nick, that's so very nice of you!
Oops I thought the "windmills" looked familiar. Anyway, "Hello"
LOL, hello there to you too Karen!
Cynthia - brilliant shot of peace and promotion of wind energy. I have wind chimes at the back, pinwheels in my front garden and plans for my own turbine. Air movement is the unseen source of energy and inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
Larry thanks for your very kind words, much appreciated! It was an awesome site to these in motion.
I'm still chucking at your very creative and funny open house display here. LOL!!!
Hey Cynthia, just checking in with you...you must be very busy up there in Granville.
Still alive kickin' here in Ohio Nick, working on some personal projects mixed w/ work. Hopefully when I finish a particular one I'll be able to blog on about it!
I walked through a farm in NW Ohio that had a number of those things. Makes you feel small. Great photo.
Just stopping by to wish the women in our lives Happy Mother's Day!
Hey Jack, I gotta agree w/ you! Thanks for the kind words on the photo.
Hey Russel, you are awesome man, thanks so much! I love when you give me eye candy :~)
Cynthia, I know work comes first, but we miss your smiling face...and blogs...hope we hear from you soon.
Cynthia I agree with Nick. Are you OK or are you out tilting windmills?
Hi Nick and Karen, how nice to be missed by two very kind people. LOL, no not out tilting windmills :~) I should be back soon! I've sent you both an email.
Cynthia, thanks for the updates and stopping by to visit my posts.
Hey girlie, you have fallen down to the bottom of my subscription list.... so I am popping by to check on you. Hope all is well and that you are busy. Hope you're having nice weather. We've had blackberry winter the past few days. Been chilly in the mornings. Lots of love and hugs to ya.
I love these things and if you have ever stood beneath one, it is pretty amazing! I was recently at a friends ranch in West Texas where hay have an entire wind farm! WOW!
Great photo of the turbines. I have seen them out West and agree they are very impressive. Also, when we were in New York State a couple of years ago, we saw a lot of these. I think the way things are going, we may be seeing a lot more of them in all the States. Thanks for sharing. As usual, you have a great "eye" for awesome photos!!! Miss you, girl.
You have GOT to get back in the rain girl. I miss you.
Miss you Cynthia....hope you are back soon!
Cynthia Arthur and I just stopped by to wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year
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