Thursday, October 26, 2006

SAF Convention Day 1

Driving west from Shippensburg to Pittsburgh this morning I was amazed by the foliage, which is near maximum in southern PA. You can really pick out the different species of trees on the hillsides. This is why many aerial photo missions are flown in the at this time of the year!

I stopped at the Somerset rest area, which has a great view of the line of giant windmills. These generators promise completely renewable power; yet there is some controversy. The windmills are large and each one requires several acres of forest to be cleared. There is also the need for an access road. There is a possibility for some birds and bats to be affected. But I think the need for energy is so great now that we will have to find a way to deal with the objections.
Now, as for driving in downtown Pittsburgh...

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