This time of year the local landscape can look very plain and bare. Summer crops have been harvested, the land ploughed and harrowed. All is ready for the Spring crops:
In the distance I see there is yet another wind generator farm nearing completion:
Though, in principle, I approve of some of the ideas for generating 'clean' electricity which are being introduced I do object to the increased costs, especially the sneaky hidden ones. Wind power is more expensive to generate than the traditional methods so costs us more. On top of that are the subsidies paid to the developers and on top of that the money they are paid to turn off the generators when too much power is generated. Those payments were originally fixed at a higher rate than they get for generating power. Such is the way with governments who are ruled by (in the pay of?) big business and, after all, it's not their money. It's the taxes those of us who can't hide our wealth in off shore tax havens have to pay.