TEXAS WIND FARM the QUIET GIANTS

untitled-153The natural energy source I have always thought of when thinking of Texas is oil what a surprise to find massive wind farms scattered throughout the countryside.

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Whizzing down the highway I captured this scene of a homestead planted smack in the middle of a cotton field surrounded by these wind turbines that I call quiet giants.

untitled-125We took a side road and meandered around to get a close encounter with the wind turbines. Not exactly a tourist trap but an enjoyable encounter.

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Navajo Code Talkers

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Recently while in Albuquerque NM for the annual hot air balloon fiesta my friend and I visited Old Town Albuquerque where the Navajo Code Talkers had an information booth set up. I took a couple quick snaps while my friend had a conversation with one of the Code Talkers. Admittedly I’d never heard of this group and now I regret not taking time to listen to what they were talking about. This past week my friend’s daughter shared a post on her facebook page and as a tribute to this group of men I’m sharing the link and information :

The last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II has died. Chester Nez, died this morning of kidney failure at the age of 93. Give him a LIKE to honor his extraordinary service and legacy http://bit.ly/1ktnTwk

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My autumn vacation at the zoo in San Antonio Texas week 3

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The last day in San Antonio we chose to visit the zoo. What a surprise to see these Scarlet Ibis roosting in the tree tops, from a distance I thought they were flamingos because I’d never seen an ibis with this coloring.

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Who doesn’t love babies! In the Angolan Colobus exhibit was a new arrival!

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My friend made a friend with this hippo!

Hope you enjoy the San Antonio views.

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What I saw on my autumn vacation… San Antonio Texas week 2

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Hope you enjoy the views… More photo’s from San Antonio coming soon!

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What I saw on my autumn vacation… San Antonio Texas

Foot-bridge over San Antonio Riverwalk-598-2This was my first visit to San Antonio Riverwalk and hopefully not the last. The visit was much like putting a kid in a candy store, only the candy was a visual treat and this kid was packing a Nikon. Foot-bridge over San Antonio Riverwalk colorful umbrellas-613-2outdoor cafe under umbrella San Antonio Riverwalk colorful umbrellas-767-2

Hope you enjoy the views… don’t touch that dial there will be more photo’s from San Antonio in upcoming posts. 

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Still on the road…

Lonely sock line-391One  of the creature comforts I miss from home is laundry facilities. On the road this laundromat’s sense of humor made its way into my travel scrapbook hope this photo brings a smile to your face :)

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A month of Sunday’s week 4

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To conclude the visual confusion photo series from the new Florida Polytechnic University campus I thought it would be interesting to show horizontal and vertical compositions taken from the same position. Anyone who has followed my work knows that black and white processing is not part of my normal practice but in instances such as this I feel that using b&w is fitting.

Looking forward to hear your thoughts on the compositions and the applied confusion. 

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My apologies for all the lag time between my posts and infrequent visits to fellow bloggers sites during the past weeks, I’m currently traveling and internet service has been spotty and it seems that the times I can connect I fall short on energy. Now I know why Dorothy kept repeating “there’s no place like home” :)