Over the past two days, we have seen a great number of wind turbines. In Iowa, the wind turbines were often in fields of corn or soybeans:
Near Walnut, Iowa
These wind turbines were far from the highway, and barely visible across the Great Plains:
Somewhere along I-80, Nebraska
In Wyoming, we saw several extensive fields of wind turbines, like this one:
Between Laramie and Rawlins, Wyoming
Elsewhere in Wyoming, we saw a wind turbine being erected: a slim white tower, and a crane nearby waiting to place the blades and hub on top of the tower. In another place, we saw wind turbines gracefully turning in the distance, while close to the road an oil derrick clumsily bumped up and down, up and down: two different sources of energy side by side.
And finally, these wind turbines were somewhere near the Wyoming – Utah border:
We arrived in Salt Lake City at about 7:30 this evening, and as we were pulling in to the motel parking lot, Carol said that it looked there are more wind turbines in the Great Plains now than in California.