The Cameron Park Zoo in Waco Texas turns out to be a pretty fun place to watch and learn about lots of critters and stuff. Here are a few of my favorites.
One of the interesting sights at the Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center is the Model P Eclipse Windmill from 1900. These windmills were typically sold as a kit, transported to their location in pieces, and constructed by the owner. The engineering included “a regulating mechanism to keep wheel pointed at an optimum angle based on both the wind speed and direction”. Under light to medium wind speeds, the Windmill would work normally, but if the winds were too heavy, the Windmill was designed to align itself angled to the wind gusts so that it would not be damaged. This one was a pretty cool piece of history.
I drove through West Texas today in route to a whole ‘nother state. The wind farms along the highways are most impressive. I pulled off onto a dirt road near Sweetwater, Texas. It rained a little bit while I took some photos and stood in awe watching these huge machines. The songs they sing as their blades spin are both eerie and enchanting.
It was a nice day for photos at the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market. The Green Red Barn in Pflugerville is home to the Market. This event happens on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm during certain months of the year. Check out the link if you find yourself in need of fresh vegetables or groovy photos.
I tried out a new hiking trail this evening, and I struck Texas photography Gold (or at least Silver – I’ll let you decide). Butterflies, roses, windmills, sunsets and more! What a nice evening full of surprises. 🙂