Monday, February 11, 2008


Near where we live (less than five miles, I'd guess) the landscape is dotted with huge white windmills. Awhile back the Sergeant and I noticed an area for parking and a walking path, so yesterday - a bright, sunny day - we decided to take the Little Mister for a walk.

As we were driving up I told the Sergeant something I've said many times before: "I just don't understand why people don't want windmills. They say they're an eyesore. But I think they're cool! I mean, I don't think I'd want them dotting every inch of the landscape, but where they are useful..."

And he replied, "I'd rather see one hundred windmills than one nuclear power plant, or coal-burning plant."

So true!

We had a lovely walk, and I (of course!) took lots of pictures...

The windmills go on for miles, in both directions.

At the base of one of the windmills, looking up.
I cannot describe how big they are!

A new windmill being built.
(No work done yesterday, as it was Sunday.)

And on one edge of the big circle path...horses!
The Little Mister was intrigued.

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And now for other business...last week Joy gave me an award! I think it's so great that we pass around awards and cyber-love to our bloggy friends. :)

She said, "I am passing this award on to ... The Dragonfly over at On Dragonfly Wings because of her regular encouragement. It means so much to me." Thanks Joy! I'm so glad I can be encouraging to you!!

And in turn I pass this award on to Amy. She deserves a little cyber-love 'cause...well, 'cause she's amazing!! She is currently pregnant, but not with her own child...she's a surrogate mother, for the second time! I am in awe of her. Read all about it at Amy's World. :)

And I also send cyber-love to my bestest friend in the whole wide world, Rose Daughter. We've been friends since kindergarten, and will be forever more. Who better for this award? :)


  1. Come to think of it, Zach agrees with you that windmills are lovely.

  2. I couldn't agree with you more re windmills. They are all over Denmark, too (it's flat enough there), and I think they're brilliant. Good for the environment, good for us, right? Plus they fascinate little boys!

    Congrats on the award! :)


  3. Those pictures are lovely. I think windmills are pretty cool, too, even those modern looking ones. They make me want to put on a pair of clogs and bale some hay. Or something.

  4. Yeah - I don't get the problem with windmills. So much better than the alternative.

  5. Windmills are COOL. It makes me want to go out with my wooden sword and do some mad swashbuckling moves at them . . .

  6. Awww thank you for the award!
    And I totally agree with you re: windmills! They are so cool to look at ... and best of all ~ once they are built, the energy we get from them is free! And neverending! What's not to love?!

  7. I love those windmills. We have zillions of them on route to Sacramento.

    Congratulations to everyone on their awards.


  8. Maybe windmills will come back in style now that everyone seems to be on this green kick. But I agree with you.

    Aww, thanks for the award. :)

  9. I LOVE windmills! Wind is a never-ending, limitless source of energy and we are FOOLS not to harness it!

    Getting off my soapbox now...

  10. Great pictures! We have those windmills in West TExas, into NM - I love to see them - they are fascinating and I agree with your husband!

    Take care and I'll see you soon. Kellan

  11. Oh! We just had our first set of windmills erected on our water front. I love coming over the sky way and seeing them there...they are majestic! I love them!

  12. I LOVE windmills, too--so beautiful and dreamy.

    Congrats on the award!

  13. I adore windmills...both the old and the new. In California there is a pass that we drive through, just covered in windmills....I think it is facinatating. Congrats on the awards.

  14. Those windmills are HUGE! Wow!
    Congrats on your award!

  15. The windmills were lovely..thanks for sharing this

  16. I have gotten so use to these windmills that I think it will be strange when we move to not see them. I dont consider them an eye sore at all. You got some great photos of them.