Sunday, November 23, 2008

Day trip..

Yesterday we decided to go on a little excursion to the north of us. We were headed to this Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife area which is about 100 miles north of us. Just a little while before we got there, this is what we began to see.
To the east of the road we were traveling on, we began to see windmills that were being installed. I honestly think that saying there was 200 of them is a very conservative guess. It was a dark and cloudy day, and visibility was not that good. But they were as far as the eye could see. Just in one little area, Roger counted 40. And those were just the ones that were close to us. There were many, many more--all the way to the horizon.
I took a variety of shots, but never seemed to be able to capture in the photos what we were feeling seeing them. I was hoping to give a feeling of how big they were by shooting this semi beside the one above.
To the west of the road were windmills already in operation...notice they are all facing the same way. Again, too numerous to begin to count. We almost felt like we were in the middle of a sci-fi movie. It was an other worldly feeling.
I just have to show this photo...I almost missed the guy working up there and was barely able to capture him...going 60 mph down the highway on a dark and dreary day is not the key to to spot on focused pictures.
This photo doesn't show how cold it was...but at least the wind wasn't howling as it sometimes does. I would have went to see these alone, and can't wait to go back on a less dark and dreary day.