Power lines and porcelain insulators against an August sky

I was outside yesterday doing the daily yard cleaning (two large dogs) when I looked up and saw the sun reflecting off the porcelain insulators carrying the power lines overhead.  By the time I ran inside for my camera . . . and changed the batteries 😦 . . . the porcelain had lost a bit of its glossy sheen.  But still, it’s a nice photo, so I wanted to share it.

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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3 Responses to Power lines and porcelain insulators against an August sky

  1. PiedType says:

    I’d never noticed insulators before. They are pretty, aren’t they? When I first moved here about seven years ago, a neighbor told me her husband collects insulators. I guess they aren’t all the same. And I’ll bet most people, if they saw one on display in someone’s home, would have no idea what they were. Interesting hobby.


    • I like to know the names of things because it makes me feel more connected to what I see/experience of the world around me. I had to look really hard to find out what those “white things on the power lines” were called. That’s why I love the Internet! Made me feel ridiculously smart when I figured it out 🙂


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