Archive for September, 2013

7
Sep

Wind Turbines

   Posted by: John    in Outdoors

Coming back from Glenns Ferry one day I drove several miles up a back road called Oregon Trail Byway.  It went straight through a wind turbine farm.  There were several hundred of the things around.  I stopped right by one of them.  There was surprisingly little sound.  One thing you never see from a distance is the power regulator/transformer outside the tower.

Tower base

Transformer

Big Bird Killers

7
Sep

Nasty Weather

   Posted by: John    in Outdoors

We had a couple days of thunderstorms.  Rain, wind, hail, and general nastiness.  We needed the rain badly.  And I love a good thunderstorm.  Here’s a few pictures of the rain, sky, and aftermath from the trees taking a beating.

Raining

More raining

Sky during storm

Clouds during storm

Yard after hail

Driveway after rain