wind turbines

i'm a lousy catholic for posting this during lent (i was supposed to give up Flickr).


this has been blogged at treehugger!


and most recently


The Wall Street Journal


and Scientific American




Wavy1, simo&cri and 17 more people faved this
  • Chris Hawk 6y

  • Tanner Wolfe 6y

    Awesome shot!!!
  • hangman's beautiful daughter 6y

    ah, come on! catholicism is all about being lousy - sin, guilt, redemption, sin, guilt, redemption, sin, guilt, redemption ... ;)

    just make sure you keep a steady supply of sin coming - ensures longevity, like getting the engine oil changed in your car.
  • Chrishna 6y

    ha ha hangman you make me laugh so hard! yeah, i guess, i love the sin, guilt, redemption cycle.
  • hangman's beautiful daughter 6y

    me too :D
  • Wavy1 6y

    Lousy Catholic? I'm waiting for the boomerang to hit me... Love this shot of the "5 wind... things"!
  • Klaus Rockenbauer 6y

    Very nice sunset!
  • Chrishna 6y

    "wind things..." y'all crack me up. my husband always corrects me when i call them windmills, instead of wind turbines. i will have to use my new nomenclature on him.
  • deleteee 6y

    love this..
  • Rob Jones 6y

    it's a beautiful picture.

    Any significance to the barbed wire across the image of the alternative energy solution? It could be read as symbolic. ;-)

    Cheers for the pic!

  • Chrishna 6y


    yes, it's totally symbolic. but i didn't decide it until after the fact. they are really beautiful machines, but they are also very dangerous for the technicians who work on them. or maybe, it could be a comparison between barb wire fencing off the west and now in modern times the west is being crowded with wind turbines and two mile wide swaths of transmission lines.

    i was reading your post about building homes independent of the grid. it's the smartest thing to do. i don't think we should accept that it's ok to transport electricity 1,500 miles to another state, when so much electricity is lost through transmission. local food. local electricity. it just makes sense.
  • Rob Jones 6y

    The barbed wire is pretty interesting. When I looked at it, it seems to suggest a barrier to new ways of thinking, which alternative energy represents. It added a new layer for me.

    Thanks a lot for reading my post. Feel free to leave comments - I try to post fairly regularly about green building and green building products.

    And thanks again for the picture.

  • Chrishna 6y

    that's cool. thanks for using this pic on your blog. it's in my google reader, now so i can keep up to date with your posts.
  • Morgan Andenas 6y

    Thanks for the great photo – we used it in a video which can be seen both here ( with attribution at the end of the slideshow, and here ( with linked attribution in the sidebar.

    Thanks again for the CC license!

  • Chrishna 6y

    Thank you, Morgan! the Reimagine Rural blog is really well done. I hope you will feel free to use any of my photos to complement your posts.
  • Austin Valley 5y

    Hello. My name is Austin Valley and I am an editor and cinematographer for an online news station


    I just wanted to let you know that we used your photo for a news story. IT's very good. We like your photos and credited your work.

  • Chrishna 5y

    Cool! I am glad the photo could be of use and I can't wait to check out your station. I hope you will feel free to use any other photos of mine that might complement your news segment, or site.
  • cowrin 5y

    Hi, great photo! I've used this on my blog

    Thanks for using Creative Commons!
  • Oliver 1y

    And now on The Ecologist: . Great photo - thanks!
  • JC_U 10mo

    (With crappy attribution, though!! They should be ashamed! But they are corporate whores, not real journalists ~)
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