Reply To: Something to do with Iain’s mention of a possible wind farm on Skye, sort of…

  • Whit Blauvelt

    January 1, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    That said, where to put turbines is a serious question. Personally, I find them sublimely beautiful in many places — say the offshore wind farms of Denmark. I’m reminded of John Muir, who thought the beauty of Yosemite was in the absence of man, so saw to it that the Native Americans, who had groomed that landscape for centuries, were removed from it. I live in Vermont precisely because it’s a working landscape, an integration of humanity with nature. We love visiting Switzerland for the same reason. But yes, there’s reason to spare some natural vistas from built human intrusion, and to keep what’s added harmonious.