Millions of Trees Destroyed for ‘Green’ Energy

When I read this, I wanted to vomit. I had to check several sources to see if it was true. The Herald Scotland had the article, but I had to dance through hoops to read it, so I opted for this article on Energy Central News: “14 million trees axed to make way for wind farms”.

NEARLY 14 million trees have been chopped down across Scotland to make way for wind turbines.

Read that again. Nearly 14 million trees have been destroyed in the name of protecting the environment. As a lover of trees, this is appalling. If this is the future of green energy, I’ll stick with oil.

Only now, after all those trees, countless homes for wildlife, have been cut down, do they consider “finding a balance between green energy and sustaining forests”. Are they that stupid?

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It’s All About Fantastic Locations

Since I was a wee lass I’ve hunted for the perfect location for a fantasy novel to take place. Oft times, my camera sat only a stretch away, so if the magic of the scenery moved me, I could attempt to capture it on film. This was more difficult to do than one can imagine.

I’ve found many pockets of wonderful locations throughout Atlantic Canada and on my travels. The pictures I’ve gathered easily show the location, but when it comes to revealing their beauty through words in a novel without pictures, at times they’re tough to describe. That’s when you need landscape lingo.

Writing fantasy requires me to learn landscape lingo, the basic names for the structure of the land. After all, who wants to travel through a bland forest all the time when the countryside, glen and meadow are free for the taking?

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