wind turbines
view from PA 36, north of Patton, looking east.

Large three-bladed horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT) with the blades upwind of the tower produce the overwhelming majority of wind power in the world today. These turbines have the main rotor shaft and electrical generator at the top of a tower, and must be pointed into the wind.
In 2009, for every bird killed by a wind turbine in the US, nearly 500,000 were killed by cats and another 500,000 by buildings.–Wikipedia

root plate

big tree blown horizontal
Blowing down a big tree, the force required to break the grip of a root plate is immense. A tall tree’s stem is a huge lever with branches that offer commodious sail area. Come a powerful wind, the tree is laid down. In time, we all fall down.

walk in the woods notophthalmus viridescens

two dogs in the back seat of a Prius
Tilly is all about walking it down slow, saving energy, not breaking a sweat, securing the chow. Eva is Thunderpaws, ten strides to every step Matilda takes. Eva runs the high road, the low road and encircles the enemy, simultaneously. The dogs have opposite approaches but remain best friends.
red eft crosses the road
While Tilly was focused on food and Eva ran overwatch a red eft crossed our path unmolested.

Miz Mouse Mus Musculus

mouse and rodent activity wheel
She was a gentle loving mouse. Prisoner for four years. Always had a smile, devoted to the children. In her old age the twins helped her with water therapy and groomed her with their fingertips.

the past

1963 VW
Ah, I enjoyed being a young adult. The 1963 VW bug. Radio antennas. Budweiser. Cats.