Tilting at Windmills?

As we continued our dusk drive back to Palm Springs from Black Rock Canyon we passed by windmills again, bluish and haunting in the cool evening light.

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Blowin’ in the Wind

The next morning we took a tour of a wind farm in the Coachella Valley. Our expert guide educated us on the history of wind farming, the Coachella Valley’s natural advantages, how windmills work and the equipment used to convert wind energy into electricity used on Southern California’s grid.

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Leaving Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree, California

After Cap Rock we piled back into the car and you can see the near foreground motion blur in the first photo again. On the way back to Palm Springs we passed through a wind farm with snowy mountain backgrounds.

Mountain Pass

Just back from a week’s vacation in southern California. I’m not sure my touristy snaps are any better, or even different, from anyone else’s but you can look forward, over the next week or so, to my winnowing of hundreds of pictures with you as my audience (if you stay with me…)