Show, don’t tell: how long IS a wind turbine blade?

Have you ever wondered how big the individual blades are on those giant white wind turbines that are spinning around the world from mountains to plains to Dutch dikes on the North Sea?

While visiting the American Wind Power windmill museum in Lubbock, Texas, I saw one laid out on the ground and marveled at its size. My business partner Becky McCray was with me, and she suggested that I walk down the length of it with my video camera to give a visual feeling to the dimensions.

You know, the old writer’s advice – show, don’t tell.

So, I did.

It takes me 90 seconds to show you how long that blade is (complete with blowing West Texas wind for sound effects.)

Here’s the direct link to the video on YouTube if you can’t see the box below.

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