Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wind turbines galore

A few years ago we went north to Willow Slough...that is north of here.  Came across all these wind turbines...and this is just a glimpse of a few.    We could see them as far as the eye could see.

Even though they fascinate me, I would not want to work on them.  Can you imagine being that high up...I would want a guard rail to say the least around the perimeter of the thing.
Look at the height compared to the trees...
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Bright and sunny here this day....still on the chilly side.  Maybe in a week or two we can make a trip north.  I am in the mood to see that country up that way.  And maybe go to Jasper-Pulaski to see the Sandhill cranes.

I continue working on my quilt...slow progress.  There is a lot of starting and stopping and that is what is slowing me down.  It is not going to be pretty quilting...just basic quilting to hold the layers together.

All the time I am working on this, I am trying to think what I want to make next....though there are a couple projects I HAVE to finish.  But quilters are known for having a bucket list that never ends.  We could never live long enough to make all the quilts we want.


19 comments:

don said...

The wind turbines are so deceptive in how they look so small and are actually so huge.

Ginny said...

Wow! These are so tiny looking from a distance, but your two shots of the men on one and beside the big tree are awesome!! I always thought they were smaller. I have never seen any of these around here.

Lois Evensen said...

That second shot is something else! Wow!

Deanna said...

Wonder where these are....there are a huge batch of them in Indiana and another field of them in DeKalb County, Illinois. In the rain & fog they are quite eery!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sandra said...

your quilt bucket list is like my photo edit/playtime bucket list. so much to learn and no time to do it all. have to pick and choose like you do on your quilts. i saw miles and miles of these tall things in Texas along the interstate

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Rose, When we were driving through Kansas last Sept. on our way to Colorado, we passed some trucks carrying those huge wind turbines (in pieces)... Talk about HUGE!!!! WOW.....

Hope you do get to see the sandhill cranes.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ellie said...

These wind turbines seem to be popping up everywhere. We have lots quite near where we stay. I've never seen anybody working on one though - I don't fancy that either.

Mary said...

I remember driving by a lot of these on the way north to Michigan. I agree that working up there would be scary! It is is windy enough to turn the turbines, I sure don't want to be that high in the wind!

Carletta said...

Love the last shot!
I was fortunate to come upon some of these a couple of years back and we could actually get out and stand under them. They are giants. Talk about feeling small. :)

Susan said...

The girl I work with has a son who works on those things. You sure as heck wouldn't catch me on it! Ah, quilts, they do take time.

George said...

I was fascinated by the wind turbines we saw on our first trip out west a couple of years ago. I think I would be shaking too much to work on one of those things. Quilters aren't the only ones with long bucket lists. I just hope I live long enough to get through all my photos.

MarmePurl said...

These wind turbines are quite common all over the European countryside, as I discovered when we Made a pilgrimage to my husband's home town in Germany. At first I thought they were so ugly, but they grew on me.

Dee said...

I was surprised when I returned to visit the area I moved from a year and half ago how many sprouted up. They are huge...and like you I would not want to work on them. I did read that a lot of birds get killed by them.

CDH said...

The windmills are so awesome! I have never seen them being worked on before...cool!

Linda Gross said...

I never thought of anyone up there working on a windmill. I'm glad it isn't me!

Montanagirl said...

I have mixed feelings about the wind turbines. I understand why they're there, but on the other hand, they sure muck up a nice view!

Judy said...

I'm not a fan of these turbines, great shots tho. Can't wait to see your quilt.

sometimesthatsallyouget said...

Very impressive, capturing the people up there. I hope they get their hazard pay!

~Lindy

Neal said...

Those things fascinate me also. We ran upon a bunch in CO is 2011. I think I put a couple pictures of them on my blog at one time.