If you’re a landscape painter, and looking for pastoral scenes in Texas to paint, you better do so now, because the landscape is changing rapidly. Now on the other hand if you are looking to paint (wind farms), you have come to the right place. It seems as if every hill has one, or two. Or three, or as many as can be built on that particular hill.
They seem to rise up from the ground like giant egg beaters, and their enormous size dominates what at one time was a vast landscape of flowers and tall grasses as far as the eye could see.
Through the hill country where I live, there was a time when one could enjoy the blue haze from the distant hills, and envision setting up a canvas and painting the setting of the sun behind the hills at dusk, but now many of the hills are dotted with wind generators, churning out electricity. Is this the pastoral scene of the future?
Many of these unerected generators come through my part of the woods on large trucks, and I haven’t seen any of these trucks being run on electricity, they are dieselpowered. So I have to ask, why the to-do about wind power, while these trucks are powered by refined oil, much of it from countries that don’t like us.
In Texas there are over 10,377 windmills, and over 40 projects and counting. I’m quite sure that these were constructed under the power of diesel. When I see these trucks coming through town powered by “wind generators”, then and only then will I concede that we need to slow down drilling, and start erecting wind mills. George T. Weir Jacksboro, Texas