Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My World Tuesday

I am delighted to join the new exciting 'Skywatch' team project - My World Tuesday

My first offering was taken on Sunday, just outside Fort Supply in NW Okieland, famous for being the site of General George Custer's, Camp Supply. It is now also home to one of our largest wind farms in the state and it is a truly spectacular addition to our landscape.

I especially like this picture, because it brings together one of Oklahoma's oldest and largest industries - raising cattle, and it's fastest growing and newest industry - wind energy. Oklahoma currently ranks as the 8th state in the nation with the highest output and potential output for wind energy.

I live in the county right in the 'armpit' of the Oklahoma Panhandle and as you can see on the map below, we can probably expect even more wind farms in our area. When we were out there on Sunday, none of us were left in any doubt that the location was perfect! In fact I almost got blown out of the Pickup bed taking the pictures.

The cattle are totally at peace with their high tech' surroundings, you can even see the shadow cast by one of the 100ft blades crossing this female cow as she grazes. A true blend of the old and the new working in perfect harmony.

21 comments:

John said...

Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world.

Denise BC said...

Hello, a great contribution, clean energy from wind is the energy future.
I thank the pleasant visit.
Hugs from Brazil

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Environmental World.

Pernille said...

Beautiful photos from your corner of the world!:)

Jeanne said...

I love it. And I really love that you show the coexistance of both. Great job!

April said...

The wind turbines are very impressive and great to see. I can't help thinking of the musical, Oklahoma. "Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain." I really enjoyed the visit.

Carver said...

Those are beautiful shots. The wind mills are so striking against the blue sky. Great way to introduce your part of the world.

ChrissyM said...

Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

Carletta said...

Almost like two worlds!
Wonderful images from your world.

Anita said...

Great shots... I LOVE Oklahoma!! If I ever had to leave Kansas I'd mive in Oklahoma.
We're getting some of these wind generators to power Greensburg!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Cool pictures of your corner of the world! Thanks for coming over and checking out mine!

Indrani said...

We must look for more alternate sources of energy. this one is a beautiful shot!

2sweetnsaxy said...

We've got some of these out my way but I don't see them unless I'm taking a long drive up to San Francisco. Oh wait, I think there are some heading towards the California/Nevada state line. They're huge amazing things.

Krisu said...

Nice photos! Thanks for the information, very current topic, the alternate sources of energy

auringonkukka =) said...

beautiful photos and place!!

Lapa37 said...

Wonderful look in the armpit lol thanks for the clean energy info and for taking the time to visit my place.

Denise said...

Hi Brit Gal, great photos and a wonderful post. I enjoyed learning more about Oklahoma. I think when we were on one of our road trips we saw some of these but they were way too far to see properly. They must be absolutely amazing close-up. Enjoyed visiting, you have a great blog.

the teach said...

Marvelous the development of wind energy! We need more of it! Your photos are wonderful! Happy My World! :)

Kathiesbirds said...

Amazing photos, I have seen wind farms in Wyoming and on a Maine Mountain top! I am all for alternative energy but I have heard that one of the hazards to this type are impacts with migrating birds. Have you heard anything about this?

Lew said...

You may have shown us the world of the future! If only we could store the energy from those tornadoes than roar through! You have some great pictures on your world and also your other posts. Thanks for visiting my world.

The Tile Lady said...

Great My World Tuesday photos and such wonderful info about them as well! I learned something! :-) Glad you stopped by my post and commented on my photos also! Stop by anytime!
Marie