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March 27, 2008

Oklahoma Wind

OOOOKLAHOMA..... where the wind comes sweepin' down the plains...

Yes, it's our state song, and it's also been quoted this year on every blog written by an Oklahoman - at least the ones that I've read. It does seem to be extra-windy this spring. Already this morning I can hear the windchimes on the back deck clanging their wild song as the wind tears past the corners of the house. It's going to be another "breezy" day, with an expected high of 80º.

I'm currently reading Oklahoma Run by Alberta Wilson Constant. This exchange set me to laughing the other night:

"How can you ever keep anything clean out here? Wind and dust! Does the wind ever stop blowing?" [said by Allegra, who had unwillingly followed her husband to take up an Oklahoma homestead].

"I don't know, ma'am," Bud drawled. "Only been here two years."

I'm not a TV watcher, but there is a new commercial for Oklahoma Farmers and Ranchers Insurance that I love - it shows a fence post in a field of grass, with a chain attached to the fence. The wind is so strong that the chain is blowing at a 90º angle to the post. "This is Oklahoma" it states simply. I was hoping to find it on YouTube so I could share it with you, but no luck. You'll have to use your imagination.

We could all take a lesson from the weather.
It pays no attention to criticism. - Anonymous


  1. That sounds like a funny commercial--wish I could see it.

    I am weary of the wind.
    Wind + blooming trees = headache and sinus pressure

  2. Anonymous1:25 PM

    That could be said of Kansas too. I have photos of clothes hanging on the line... but blowing straight out like that chain. (G) N


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