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    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, fogl83, gab3334, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. moon g boops 62 months ago | reply

      really neat effect with the sun spots and all. and the wind...things :-) that you like so well

    2. hangman's beautiful daughter [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      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.

    3. the russians are here 62 months ago | reply

      ha ha hangman you make me laugh so hard! yeah, i guess, i love the sin, guilt, redemption cycle.

    4. hangman's beautiful daughter [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      me too :D

    5. Wavy1 62 months ago | reply

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

    6. Rockenbauer K. 62 months ago | reply

      Very nice sunset!

    7. the russians are here 62 months ago | reply

      "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.

    8. deleteee [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

      love this..

    9. builddirect2000 58 months ago | reply

      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!


    10. the russians are here 58 months ago | reply


      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.

    11. builddirect2000 58 months ago | reply

      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.


    12. the russians are here 58 months ago | reply

      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.

    13. mandenas 57 months ago | reply

      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!


    14. the russians are here 57 months ago | reply

      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.

    15. Valley_Photographs 52 months ago | reply

      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.


    16. the russians are here 51 months ago | reply

      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.

    17. cowrin 51 months ago | reply

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

      Thanks for using Creative Commons!

    18. stop that man! 2 weeks ago | reply

      And now on The Ecologist: . Great photo - thanks!

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