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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Windmills and solar power~Nature Notes~021612

As I drove out toward Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs last Monday, I discovered that there is also a solar power station now.  I didn't even know it was there!  It isn't a big one, like the one in the high desert, near Kramer Junction, but I was glad to see it right next to the wind turbines.  I also didn't realize how much NOISE the wind turbines make!  I stopped at one point near Highway 62, which leads up to Morongo Valley, and the noise was overwhelming!  I also discovered that the Guide Dogs of the Desert property is out in that area.  I remember driving out in these parts as a kid with my parents.  There were no windmills then...just open desert. Nature Notes for February 16, 2012.  To visit other Nature Notes posts, please go to:   http://ramblingwoods.com/


Teresa said...

I love these photos....the clouds are great and the windmills, too.

Rohrerbot said...

I love this area of the desert. The windmills give it a strange look, but also something to keep the drive interesting:) Your headline shot is beautiful.

Gaelyn said...

I thought those wind turbines would be noisy.

Rambling Woods said...

I didn't know they made noise. We have one not too far from here but I haven't been out there yet..I love solar power and it doesn't kill so many birds and bats as wind towers do...Michelle