Beauty on the plains

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Crdome, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    A rare day when the sun ventured out.

    Homestead in reds, whites, and blues
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    Snow and steel
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    Wind blown plains
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  2. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Take away the wind turbines and it could be southern Illinois. Nice images.
  3. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Thanks Caimi. I was thinking of you when I posted. The windmills are in Benton County, IN. I think there may be nearly 1000 of these 455 feet (139m) tall behemoths in that county.

    I have mixed feelings I originally liked them before they proliferated so. They are a huge cash crop for the farmers. Though quite slow moving, neighbors complain of the noise. At nite it looks like a massive airport runway system only with red strobing lites.

  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Beautiful countryside, great photos! :thumbup:
  5. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    This is from 2008 when they were first erecting the "Windmill Farms".

    Cash Crop

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  6. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Early September, 2012, southwestern Minnesota, Interstate 90 in a rental car with the E-M5: [ame=]New Project 26 - YouTube[/ame]
  7. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Nice scenery and photos!