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Sunday Post: Natural Resources

I’ve been hoping for a challenge in which I could post these photos of wind machines.  Thanks Jake.  Air is probably our most precious and abused natural resource in California Our EPA regulations for air quality are the most stringent in the United States.  Yet, for all it’s poor quality from times and in places, air can still be harnessed and used to produce another clean energy – electricity.

I read this morning on Pairodox Farm’s blog that my home state of Indiana, “the Fowler Ridge wind farm is one of the largest installations of its sort in the world. It ranges over 50,000 acres and is currently comprised of more than 300 wind turbines which can generate enough carbon-free electricity for nearly 200,000 homes.

I pulled off the freeway just before an exit going to Palm Springs to get these pictures.  I used the 75-300 lens.  You can see that the air is hazy.  Had I pulled off the road on Saturday instead of Monday, the sky would have been blue.  Rats!!!These photos have not been altered in any way except to imprint my moniker in the sky.Developed in the 1980s the  San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm, one of three large wind farms in CA, consists of 3,218 units delivering 615 MW.[1]This wind farm spans the I 10.  This is one of the windiest places in California.

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Pairodox Farm is my choice for today.  Their website is about sustainable living in rural Pennsylvania, but I think their ideas can apply to all of us. The reason they are a pairodox is because in real life they are a pair of docs, one in zoology and in plant ecology.  In spite of all that science in their educational background they actually speak English.

A Pair of Docs in Pennsylvania

To participate in Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post

1. Each week, he will provide a theme for creative inspiration. Show the world based on your interpretation what you have in mind for the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Sunday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. Subscribe to jakesprinter so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

So I learned something today.  How about you?

Here are some of the participants gathered by rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity.  Check his out, then you have lots of other examples also!  Thanks!!!

  1. SUNDAY POST: Natural Resources | Tea with a Pirate –
  2. sunday post : natural resources | bodhisattvaintraining
  3. Windmill at Sunset | Canoe Communications
  4. Sunday Post: Natural Resources…The Children of the World
  5. Eye candy | Thirdeyemom
  6. The Giving Tree | Thirdeyemom
  7. Sunday Post: Natural Resources « patriciaddrury
  8. SUNDAY POST : Natural Resources | tahira’s shenanigans
  9. Sunday Post:  Natural Resources -Another Day in Paradise
  10. Sunday Post : Natural Resources « restlessjo
  11. Positive Parental Participation
  12. Natural Resources. « Luddy’s Lens
  13. Jake’s Sunday Post: Natural Resources | A Number of Things
  14. BAMBOO- A Natural Resource « Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  15. If a tree falls | Beyond the Brush
  16. Jake’s Sunday Post theme: Natural resources « newsferret
  17. Tell me, was it one of those days? | The Wanderlust Gene
  18. Longing « Stray Thoughts
  19. SUNDAY POST: Natural Resources Wool | Cee’s Life Photography
  20. Wind Turbines | Figments of a DuTchess

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  1. Do you approve of the wind farms? I know many people are opposed. I never saw so many in one place but in general I rather like the look of them. If you’ve got a resource, why not use it? Thanks for the link, by the way.

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    • I do. I totally agree. I think they are pretty, too. But no one has asked me to put them on my property, and we don’t get enough wind to make it efficient. We are installing solar this next week to cut back on our electric usage. Should have done it years ago, but the price is right.

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        • I’m sorry! I wish there was a way to divert the water instantly from where it floods to CA. They need to concentrate their research on that task. A network of underground tunnels, perhaps, crossing the country!

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    • There are three different large wind farms in CA. I actually like the ones around Tracy, CA in Altamont Pass better, but I have never stopped to take their picture. I’m sure many people have, though! Thanks for your comments!!! 🙂

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  2. great post, and great photos! are the hills normally that barren? i suppose with a lot of wind, it would be hard for plants to thrive.
    i’ll bet that landscape would be dramatic at sunrise or sunset with long dramatic shadows.
    z

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      • haha. I know, it was perfect for the challenge!!! Turns out I found out from featuring their post that they actually lived not far from where I was born and grew up. Small world in the blogosphere!

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    • Californians accustom themselves to the colors brown, gray and scrub brush green. Palm Springs is desert, and sunsets stun the senses. 🙂 Thanks for your comments and for taking a look.

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  3. Those are a LOT of wind turbines, Marsha, my eyes are a bit bigger now. It is fun we chose the same subject for this week’s theme 😀 And I hope we don’t deplete the wind!

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