Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Old Power, New Power


This farmstead has its old windmill still standing on the left, while a solar panel soaks up some rays on the roof near the center. The pasture is alive with buttercups, while Red Hill looms in the raincloud darkness. The iron-rich soil giving the hill its name is just visible in a few places. Even harder to spot is the white "W" near the top of the peak. It lights up at night, reminding us we're in Willits.

8 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

Looks like a calm and peaceful place, wonderful picture, makes me want to move there.

Benjamin Madison said...

Now this is Earth Day with a capital "W"! The patches of red earth remind me of West Africa where the entire landscape is dominated by this shade of red. Are those brambles at the base of the windmill blackberries?

USelaine said...

Those are almost certainly blackberries - they grow all over the place. Our region has quite a nice jumble of soil types. There's a quarry to the south of this valley that produces a rosy purple sort of gravel, making for some colorful roadways as well. I'll have to see if I can find some in Willits.

Jana said...

Nice photo showing the old and new!

USelaine said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments.

magiceye said...

.....lovely......

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

This is such a nice picture!

Jilly said...

What an idyllic scene. It's like something from the past century. Just beautiful.