Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD TRIP - RANDOM PHOTO - ON THE ROAD

On the way from Lubbock, Texas to Santa Fee, New Mexico.




A lucky shot taken as we were flying along at 75 mph - yes that was the speed limit along those long stretches of road in Texas, and still we were being overtaken.  I was, just in case anyone is wondering about our safety even further, in the passenger seat.  We had been seeing thousands and thousands (no exaggeration) of turbine windmills filling the skyline.  When this one turned up I quickly grabbed my iPAD, rolled down the window and hung onto it for dear life, and this is the result.  The old windmill was still working.

33 comments:

  1. Love the windmill.
    Lucky shot indeed - but a great eye too.

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  2. Considering how you were flying along, the picture is perfect, clear and sharp! We never see these here,except in someone's yard as a decoration.

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    1. Whenever I came across one of these old windmills I got so happy :)

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  3. Wonderful capture! Love that beautiful country scene! x Karen

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  4. I lived in Amarillo, Texas as a child, and one of those windmills powered the well that watered out ponies. Why use an engine when one has more than enough wind? And the wind in the Texas panhandle is always blowing.

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    1. Very interesting reading your comments Janie, thank you :)

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  5. Wonderful capture, Denise! What we do for photographs!

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  6. Beautiful. I really hope you are having a totally awesome trip. Keep posting pics.

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  7. Enjoy the road trip, Ms. Denise! I hope you arrived to your destination safely. It is indeed entertaining to witness turbine windmills while traveling and seeing how majestic the fluffy cloud are. Regards and take care! :)

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  8. Amazing how you got such a good shot - whatever, it was well worth it.

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  9. Hello, I love the view of the windmill and sky. Great capture! Stay safe and enjoy your road trip! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  10. What a good picture, taken from speeding car, and with an iPad no less!

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  11. it is beautiful, and can't tell it was taken at high speed by ipad at all.. glad you hung on tight

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    1. Yes, couldn't do that today because the winds had gotten even worse :)

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  12. Hooray for the old windmill!!!

    Personally, I detest those wind turbines. Read a while ago, that they are a "green" scam.

    Stay safe...

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    1. Thank you LC and we will. Not too sure about those wind turbines either. I guess time will tell.

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  13. Well done not always easy even from the passenger seat. Diane

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  14. Hi Denise and what an eventful and interesting trip you are having, wonderful to get an image of one of the old style windmills, not these modern enormous take over the landscape versions. All the best, John

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    1. Thank you John :) All the best to you too, Denise

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  15. That's brilliant!
    Well done!

    All the best Jan

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  16. A great shot... we love it when we see old windmills working over here too :D)

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    1. Thank you Sue and I'm glad they are working over where you are also :)

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  17. Great shot. I love windmills. In Texas 75 is kind of a minimum. It is actually fast enough for me.

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    1. Thanks Yogi, yes we kind of figured that seeing how many were overtaking us :)

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