From San Antonio to Big Springs, TX.
Well, not really. Being a city boy I never got out (in the country) too much. But there they were, hundreds and hundreds of them. Mile after mile after mile. They can be over 400 feet tall. Giant wind turbines busy making electricity.
This was a gorgeous stretch of US Highway 87. You could see all the way into tomorrow. Wow. Just wow.
Humph – I think Bill just said it all – WOW – that sums it up nicely.. West Texas is BIG – it’s a place where you can see your soul – you either look in wonder and allow yourself to become filled with the awe and wonder of it’s savage beauty, or you cringe in fear of the vast expanse that stretches to infinity in all directions (whew! – had to get that poetic stuff out!! guess I’m definitely in the awe and wonder camp).
The hugeness of the wind turbine farms – and they were HUGE – was dwarfed by the never ending expanse of sky and plains. I did not get the photo shot I wanted of them – I really wanted to show how big those “windmills” are – the blades are unbelievably large. According to National Wind Watch (www.wind-watch.org, “The widely used GE 1.5-megawatt model, for example, consists of 116-ft blades atop a 212-ft tower for a total height of 328 feet.” – Now that is big!! and when you see hundreds of them – WOW! – But as big as they are, Texas makes them look like delicate alien creatures.