Candle In The Wind

Blowing In The Wind, Ride Like The Wind, Wind Beneath My Wings, all songs with wind in the title. I bet if Bob Dylan, Christopher Cross or Bette Midler lived where we do, they would have written about something else besides the wind.


According to Wikipedia, wind is the flow of gases on a large scale. That flow of gases has various names such as breeze, gale, storm, hurricane, and typhoon, or as my husband used to call it, Nature’s Vacuum Cleaner.


View out my back door.

View out my back door.

We live on a scenic hilltop with our farmland flowing gently away from the house and barns. Every direction has amazing views of distant mountains. It’s a beautiful place to live, except we are also in some kind of wind tunnel.

Now, our wind doesn’t just rustle the leaves on the trees, it blows them off and blows around 300 days a year. I may be exaggerating that, but it seems like it. We even have what we call Eastern Oregon rain storms. A big black cloud will appear on the horizon, and since we’re in the middle of a drought, we get pretty excited. Maybe we’ll get rain this time.

But when it gets here, there’s just dust and forty to fifty mile an hour winds that blow away everything that isn’t tied down. I do get rid of some of my junk that way, but honestly, I’d rather take it to Good Will.

Now I shouldn’t complain. In this part of the world, we don’t have tornados, hurricanes or earthquakes. Most of the time it doesn’t get really hot in the summer or really cold in the winter, and our neighbors are great.

And this page makes looking at the wind fun, or as fun as it can be. Wind Map

Candle In The Wind? I don’t think so.