Cement factory


“Political image is like mixing cement. When it’s wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there’s almost nothing you can do to reshape it.” ~ Walter F. Mondale

There are actually quite a few excavations out where I live performed by one or many cement factories.  Here’s one dirt sorting setup right off of Hwy 5.  If you look closely, you can see the power lines I tried to remove from the sky.

That strange corner


“Strange is our situation here upon Earth.” ~ Albert Einstein

I pass this corner every morning – you may remember it from the Water Tower photo.   This little windmill is easy to miss in light of the big water tower, but it stands out in nice relief when the negative of the photo is viewed.  I added the sunburst in PaintShopPro for cool effect.

I see these little windmills all over the place, and suspect that they serve some agricultural purpose – generating a little power for something – perhaps that thing on the ground next to it is the recipient of energy it collects.  Not sure why they wouldn’t use solar instead.

There are electrical and mechanical objects all around us, both in the country and the city.  Take some time to look for odd cameras on poles, power boxes and other control boxes in the middle of nowhere – it’s interesting to think that someone is using them for some purpose, and we just drive by and have no idea what these things are.