The Windmills of Colorado
"The Windmills of Colorado" sounds poetic doesn't it? There are a whole lot more windmills in the Midwest since the last time I wandered through the area, Two of these pictures were taken from the ground... the rest from the air.
Anyhow, along with the driving & whatnot, I'm in the midst of a programming project that has to be prioritized ahead of writing long diatribes... so just some pictures for a while until I get caught up with other stuff.
These pictures were taken near Limon, Colorado, a small town about 90 miles SE of Denver. I drove there from Castle Rock, CO. It is a lovely drive that stars out in the Rocky bits of Castle Rock then glides through miles of rolling hills covered with fragrant Ponderosa Pine which then open up into subtly terraced scrub & grasslands for the remainder of the drive. About 7 miles north of Limon, there begins a plateau where the cultivated crops are multi-tasking with the windmills. It seems they extend at least 20 miles to the north and east from there.
And, by the way, if you are ever in Limon, stay at the Safari Inn. It is beautifully maintained and updated older motel...sparkling clean, small & tidy. It is run by a couple that has owned it for 19 years. There is a pool for kids and it is very very well-priced. I can't say enough good things about this place.