Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

One blade
for one of these:


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19 comments:

Susanne said...

Those are the wind turbines that run along a ridge in Pincher Creek, Alberta, that use wind which there is tons of in that area, to generate power. You don't realize how massive these things are until you get up close to them. Their enormity was really brought home to us when a train carrying their blades on flatbeds rolled by in our city. One blade was this massive. They were so huge it took us a minute to realize what they were.

ellen b. said...

Boy I'm glad for the explanation. That is amazing. Yikes...

Michelle said...

Ahh yes Pincher Creek & The turbines.Great picture Susanne.

Randall said...

Hey, that's a great train shot!

Faith said...

WOW! that's neat.
Did you get the paperwork done for passports? I am almost done gathering every thing and my plan is to officially apply for one on Friday afternoon!

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

You are my winner!! Please email your address and the package will be on it's way!☺

Tammy said...

Oh wow...we saw those on our California road trip, too, but I had no idea how huge they were!!!

(Also, when you get a chance, come over and see what happened to us at Sea World...) ;)

Beck said...

Awesome! A train carrying parts for wind turbines crashed RIGHT IN MY TOWN last summer, and it took them DAYS to clean up all the mess!2

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

They are wanting to put some in our area, and a lot of people are objecting. I think they are pretty myself!☺

Natalie said...

I saw a ton of those while driving across Kansas on Monday. They're so huge and cool in person.

Org Junkie said...

That is so cool!

Candi said...

You are right about the size---I had no idea they were so large because I've only seen them from a distance!

gail@more than a song said...

I'm glad you gave an explanation! I've seen those before when we traveled out west...and it does look huge on that train!

PJ said...

The train (and the parked cars) put the blade in perspective. I didn't realize they were soooo huge!

Barb said...

Never in a million years would I have thought those blades were that huge. Truly, the photo of the wind turbines is very deceiving.

Wow. Great wordless wednesday, Susanne. And educational too! LOL

Kelsey Smith said...

Happy WW!

Linnet's Nest said...

Wow, they're huge, we have quite a few up on the hills. Some people thought they spoil the view but I reckon they're doing a worthy enough job.

GiBee said...

Oh, my goodnes... I guess I never realized they were so big!!!

Chappyswife said...

That is almost too staggering to believe. I never would have guessed they were that big.