One of my favorite Atomic Insights commenters left an inspiring message in a thread that was evolving into a discussion about wind energy, including its environmental impacts and low productivity.
Do you recall a time when a bucolic scenic view was just priceless; that beyond just property values you just didn’t allow anything mar the appreciation of natural horizons of unbroken countryside or seascapes or mountain vistas, especially those steeped in history and heritage like the Green Mountain Boys swarming over the hills of Vermont and early pioneers fording the lower Appalachians. I think it was Teddy Roosevelt who said no price was too high to keep our natural heritage unspoiled and alive for later generations, but it seems he was wrong. There is a price that the people of Vermont and other states are cashing in nature by with interest. It’s the cheap witless price of fear.
James’s comment motivated me to share a few images of a vista that continues to provide me with peace and comfort. I hope you enjoy them.
If you look really closely, you will see that the mountains already have a little bit of human technology; there is a skinny radio tower located on one of the peaks to improve the line of sight transmission. That tower has no moving parts that can bash the soaring birds that I often see.
That is a zoomed image; you can place the ball kickers at the edge of the grass in the below photo.
I’ll offer fair warning to any wind developers that attempt to shave those particular mountains to erect their unreliable, intrusive, industrial devices. I will work hard to make sure that you do not succeed in locating them in my backyard.