Oklahoma Windmills

September 19, 2016 at 5:21 pm (Oklahoma, Photography) (, , , )

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Over Labor Day I did an Okie Road Trip to explore most of Western Oklahoma. Because my computer has been in the computer hospital all month it’s been hard to get the photos edited, but finally I have enough done to put in my blog.

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There are hundreds, probably thousands, of active water-pumping windmills in the farm country of Oklahoma, particularly where there are cattle.

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And there are the wind turbines, giants in comparison, that generate electricity. There are miles and miles of them between Seiling and Canton. They also don’t make any noise as far as I can tell.

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Here’s a juxtaposition of the old and the new. The windmill is closer, but the turbine towers above it like a skyscraper.

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And another side-by-side comparison.

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Many windmills have been sidelined for decades.

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It’s hard to move the blades when they’re buried in tree branches.

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1 Comment

  1. mbkircus said,

    Love ’em.

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