As I have traveled up and over the Altamont each day during my commute I have thought about how my view changes both with the seasons and through the years.
What stands out in this picture? Is it the golden hills instead of the green hills?
This picture was taken in the summer time.
You can read more about this picture in my post Colorful Hills.
Instead of the color difference you may have noticed that there are different windmills in the picture. The new windmills are much larger than the old ones. The blades rotate slower and are safer for the many eagles and hawks that fly through the Altamont hills.
This picture is not taken in the same place, but in this picture you see some other windmill designs from the 1980’s. I have another picture from the 1980’s in my post Old Altamont Pictures.
The hills have stayed mostly the same with the exception of the cyclical changes through the seasons, but the highway has been widened and windmills built with new technology have replaced the older ones.