February 9, 2013 (Ocotillo) -- Photographer Jim Pelley brings us this perspective of how the Ocotillo Express Wind Facility has marred the beauty of nature in his desert community.
"The snow can been seen from Ocotillo and it used to be a good picture from my house," he writes. "Now the picture is littered with these monstrosities."
Soon he will be surrounded, since even more turbines are planned.
"This is looking south toward the snow capped mountains," he adds. "Wind turbine construction is underway in this area and this may be one of the last times I will have a chance to get a photo looking this direction without turbines."