Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Watch the wind

Walk four minutes down my street and you will abruptly be in the wilderness. 
Here's a little video I made on a windy afternoon, just because the golden grass was rippling in waves so gracefully.
What was all green during the winter rains now becomes golden and soon, in the long dry summer everything will be brown. 

When I walk alone in the desert at this season I can't help but sing an appropriate song from my youth:

Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, Ev'ry night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
Makin' lazy circles in the sky.

We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!

You can hear it on YouTube
 (As you may have guessed, I'm linking to ABC Wednesday's O Day and to SkyWatch Friday.)


William Kendall said...

There's something quite peaceful about the sound of the wind and the sight of it moving the grass.

Alice said...

I loved your film and the land does suit the song : )

bettyl-NZ said...

How wonderful to have such scenery so close to your house! The song certainly is appropriate in this post! I hope your week is wonderful!

Kay said...

I remember the song well. Hmmmm... your video wouldn't play on my computer.

Uppal said...

Loved the video. So realistic!

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wonderful Dina...thank you for the tour!

Have a nice ABC-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Hels said...

All those prayers for rain worked :)

Roger Owen Green said...

The fact that OK didn't become a state earned me $1200 once.