Land of the Windy Giants

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January 31st 2014
Published: June 21st 2017
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We had a very short time to enjoy Santa Fe before returning to the hill
country to get ready for our next adventure, visiting family and friends
and all the other things we needed to get done. While we were in Santa
Fe the weather was quite cold but the sun was shining and we spent a
lot of time catching up on our travel stories and fixing some fine
foods. Winter is such a good time for fixing curries and pots of beans
to warm the house while a making a good meal!

On our trip back
down to Central Texas, we pass through the land of the giants, the
massive fields of wind generators. At night they are quite a sight with
their blinking eyes in unison across the horizon making you think your
eyes are playing tricks with you but then you realize what you are
looking at.

In the early morning we were lucky enough to watch
the sun rise through the blades of the wind generators. So imagine,
Laura is driving and giving advice on when to snap the shot and Robert
is trying to line things up. We got some great photos I believe even
would be a good advertisement for solar or wind power.

Once we
got back to Llano, began the process of getting things gathered up for
the trip to Costa Rica as well as enjoying some of the parts of Llano we
really enjoy such as kayaking on the Llano River from Robinson Park.
The yellow rumped warbler, cedar waxwing, and others were beginning to
make their appearance even though the weather has made things a little
difficult for these creatures.

We were also fortunate one day to
spot a snipe on the river bank. Robert spotted it and took awhile to
find it because it was so well hidden in the vegetation along the river
bank. Robert found us a place to launch that even someone in an air
cast can make it into and out of the boat without much problem.Driving south of Lubbock at night is eery. The huge wind generators are spread out across the horizon, and blink their eyes at you in unison. In the morning they are not quite so eerie looking. We caught an awesome view of the sunrise through the wind generators.

Sun and wind power....great advertisement photos I do believe!

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