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Leaning In and Leaning On

wind turbines following the horizon of sage-brush covered shrub-steppe biome at Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility
on Flickr

Daily Note

Every day, a photograph, a poem. Back in 2018 on a return trip from family, we took a side rood east of Ellensburg running roughly with Interstate 90. We discovered the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, which powers most of Kittitas County in Washington State.

The area was windy– and it should be stated that there is a range of wind speed to which the turbines operate- between 9 and 56 mph [Wikipedia]. And that area works perfectly.

tourist information sign
on Flickr

Take a look at the Center’s Flickr Album:

Rainbow at Wild Horse
on Flickr by Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility

The tour is fantastic, about an hour long, and the visitor’s center is filled with videos, displays, infographics, and souvenirs. Well worth the stop; it’s open from April to October 31st. [Directions] See the website for liability form and tour checklist.

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Leaning In and Leaning On

It can push back, the wind-
It whirls around and slaps
your hair into your eye;
You know that feeling—
that push while walking
so you must lean in.

It pushes on, the wind-
turning turbines to power
to ease our lives- to see,
to warm, to cool, to cook
that push of captured power
that we must lean on.

Sheri Edwards
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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart

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