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day 104 - five windmills and a lagoon

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Six months ago, five windmills were constructed a few short kilometers from my house. I can see all five of them from my back window. I always look to see if they are running and I watch them mindlessly several times a day as I wash dishes.



There's been a lot of controversy surrounding them and they have sparked protests in surrounding towns as they try to prevent them from also dotting their landscape.

You know what? At the end of the day, they haven't bothered me one bit. I can't hear them from where I live and they aren't right in my face. There are poor people in Japan who have nuclear reactors melting down in their backyards. A few windmills off in the distance aren't going to kill me.

That is unless a tornado rips through and pulls a blade off. Then we're toast.

Keep your fingers crossed.



Anyway ---- today Jen and I took a walk to the windmills to get a closer look. I was surprised. We were able to walk right up to them. There weren't fences or no trespassing signs. We got so close that we stood right at the base of one of them.



To give you a sense of scale, here's Jen standing at the base of one:



It was a beautiful day for a walk and it was a route I've never walked before. It was actually quite picturesque. Or at least it was until we saw a sewage truck dumping a load of....um...product... into the lagoons. That was far more disturbing. What's up with that?!

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2 Responses to “day 104 - five windmills and a lagoon”

Becky Sue said...

Great photos! I particularly like the composition of #2. Fabulous blue sky! Creating clean energy with simultaneous pollution? Yes, what's up with that?

Shannon said...

Finally a down to earth reaction to the windmills. Their not so bad and no they are not taking them down all over Europe. They are still putting them up in Holland.

Beautiful photos!