Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mosaic Monday - Centennial Wind Farm

We took a little 2 day trip this week up through the Oklahoma panhandle, to Garden City Kansas.  Just outside Ft Supply, OK is this mesmerizing wind farm.  If you get close you can hear the swosh swosh...sound that the turbines make.

This is the Centennial Wind Farm owned by the electric company OG&E.  There are 80 turbines and they can produce a total of 120 megawatts of power which is enough electricity to supply about 36,000 homes. The wind turbines are computer-controlled, with peak turbine performance at about 25 mph. For safety, the turbines automatically shut down if wind speeds exceed 55 mph. 

We definitely have A LOT of wind here.  In fact, the wind is about to drive me crazy right now!!  At least it is blowing most of the leaves off the trees.



A few kaleidoscopes I created from the same photos.



 Thank you Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday.  Hope you feel better soon.  Be sure to visit her blog Little Red House to see many (last week there were 90) mosaics from around our nation and globe.
Until next time,

13 comments:

Dishesdone said...

Cool looking kaleidoscopes! Enjoyed your mosaic!

Lavender Cottage said...

Those things are intimidating - they look like aliens. First time I saw them was in PEI a few years ago and now companies are pushing to erect them in our part of Ontario.
The kaleidoscope effect was neat.

aviewfromme said...

Very interesting. They want to put one out on Cape Cod but people are fighting it. We need some more environmentally responsible way to get electricity. Beautiful shots and kalidiscopes! ~Jeanne

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Love this kaleidiscope effect...and the windmills are definetely interesting...

Sharon said...

I drove through some in California and yes they have a swooshing sound. I found them very interesting. Great photo's. Sharon

Sandi (Meme) said...

Welcome to Kansas m'lady! I love the kaleidoscopes! They are great! Great blog! Nice to visit, please feel free to come see me sometime too!

Jeanne Selep said...

Beautiful Kaliedescopes. Can you tell me what program you used please?

Ebie said...

Wow! Beautiful and creative kaleidoscope!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful mosaic and very cool kaleidscopes.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Very fun mosaic!

I love wind farms.

Stop by and say hi if you have a moment.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Carol at Serendipity said...

Wonderful kaleidoscopes! How did you do that?

Carol

Mary Delle said...

Loved your visit to my blog. The kaleidoscopes are wonderful. How do you do that?

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

I love how you are creating Kaleidescopes out of your pictures just like you would a piece of quilting fabric! :-)