I know it sounds a bit bizarre. But in Camelot, that's how conditions are!
When it was necessary to move our family from Boise, Idaho, because of my husband's job, we looked in several different cities. Each city had positive aspects and some negative ones. When we came to the city that we live in now, it was very WINDY! We asked the realtor if this was the way it was all the time. He assured us that it was that way ONLY until 9:00 in the morning, then the wind stops and it's beautiful the rest of the day. I looked at him skeptically but he assured us it was true.
Since we have moved here we discovered that he was right. The wind picks up in the middle of the night, then by 9:00 in the morning, it's done. Talking to the folks who have been here their whole life, you would think that the early settlers had planned it that way.
Here are some advantages to having a windy city:
- No mosquitoes. I just learned about this one. During a preparedness presentation we were told that we don't have to worry about West Nile Virus here because the wind keeps the mosquitoes away!
No pollution! That's right! The canyon wind blows the smog away from our city. (I'm glad I don't live west of here)
Roses grow better. It's been rumored that a good, stiff, breeze actually helps the roses to bloom!
- The flags look beautiful painting the breeze.
- Clothes on the line dry in minutes, as long as you have strong clothespins!
- Pinwheels in the yard look real cool spinning around and around and around.
- Two years ago, at the mouth of the canyon, the city built a wind farm to take advantage of this free energy!
Now I have a question. Do you think these wind turbines are a work of art or an eyesore?