|These are some of the many wind turbines we saw driving through Ohio.|
|These are so interesting and peaceful as they perform their rotary ballet with a slight swish... ... swish ... ... as long as the wind blows. Not much wind is required.|
|A sampling of Richard's machines. Mrs. M. was especially interested in how the Columbia worked. Richard kindly explained.|
|No visit would be complete without a group photo. Luckily the fellow in the middle who very seldom gets in front of the lens, did not break Mrs. M's camera. Image courtesy of one of Richard's students.|
|On the way back to Florida from Ohio I stopped for a short stay in...|
When we were in Iowa a few years ago our hotel was just down the street from a pair of the turbines. It was quite a relaxing experience to sit there and watch them spin. Like a child I did need to lay on my back on the ground and watch up at one of them until the guard made his round and spied me inside the fence. He was quite polite though and we sat outside at the pic-nic table talking about the turbines for about half an hour.
Mrs. is not real keen to the turbines though. The birds fly into them and get killed. She's a bird watcher. Good though. That was my excuse to buy the Stylus 1, about a 400mm lens that can also go to about 1200mm (35mm equiv) and a constant f2.8. Great imager for the money because I cannot afford a Sony RX-10-III.
On our way back to Florida from Ohio we took a side trip and I got to go to jail.