Sunday, November 13, 2011

Contrary is the Wind

"Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude"
William Shakespeare
As You Like It


Today our wind is being contrary, unkind, and all of the unmentioned unfavorable words.  High levels of wind are not showing kindness to the throngs of deer hunters out in the field.  

It is swirling around the farmette and whistling through the century old crevices in this house. 

Making me wonder just where this floating leaf will eventually end up in life. 

35 comments:

  1. we have big winds here in Texas yesterday and today, too. but it's warm - shorts and t-shirts today...

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  2. beautiful dried things around your place...I like that leaf...that was a good catch! I remember the wind blowing in through the crevices...makes me shiver!

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  3. It's windy here in Ohio, too! It took the remaining leaves with it and we have bare trees and dark grey skies! It's not really cold, just gloomy!

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  4. We also have famous winds here -- called the "East Wind".. sometimes it blows for weeks and weeks.. it can drive me nuts. But the winds in the Columbia River Gorge are what the windsurfers use.

    I hope you're planning a nice Thanksgiving!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. The wind sometimes whistles and sighs over the top of the ridge at the back of our house...while it is still in the valley. Love the photos.

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  6. Texwisgirl - We are in the 70's today for temps. Unusual for us!

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  7. Great photos! I don't care much for strong wind myself. Best wishes for the hunters.

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  8. It's always windy here in the canyon. Nice in the summer, but bitter cold now. You forget how very cold it gets. I don't remember winds like these in England, so I guess Shakespeare's winds were more benevolent.

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  9. The entire world is in a wind tunnel I do believe. May we all hang on to our hats!
    (Like the flying leaf picture!)

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  10. It is in the 70's here too and wind...my gosh! It seems to be gale force!!! My husband decided not to hunt (he says the deer don't like wind) I don't either/ha

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  11. Just cloudy and cool here with a little rain yesterday!

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  12. I love the way you write your posts. This one and the one below about water...makes you think and appreciate.

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  13. The wind was really whipping up the leaves here, too, a few days ago! I guess it may be the "El Nino or Nina" that is also bringing unusually warm temperatures for this time of the year to many areas?

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  14. It's howling up here, and the corn still in the fields are not liking it much. The only nice thing I can say about it is that it's coming from your way so we are not freezing our....uhm...toes off.....YET! ;-)

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  15. Hey, I'm with TexWisGirl - we turned on our AC today! The south wind is howling here and bringing lots of humidity with it. Not good for allergies... Took Benadryl this morning and kept dozing off during church... ;)

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  16. Great timing on the last shot!

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  17. Part of the stables' roof blew off last night!! Sigh..more work for us today!

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  18. Nice captures of the wind - or at least its effects. And that leaf will likely end up in Kansas, with Dorothy ;-) Harbinger of things to come ...

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  19. Ah, wind! We live on a windy lake shore and are often reminded of the wind's power. (Ohmygosh, a hawk just settled on tree outside my window.)

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  20. That picture with the leaf in the air is so great!
    I love the wind if it's not too strong, the house is tight and warm and you don't have to go anywhere.

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  21. A gentle reminder that Mother Nature shows her will whenever she pleases....

    I often associate wind with cool air or storms making their way closer.

    Velva

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  22. My hometown is quite windy, which is quite good during hot summers, a bit less in winter. The wind is rarely strong and I like it this way.

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  23. i've long thought that the wind speaks - and she's speaking really loud in these parts today!

    love that last shot.....

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  24. I'm pretty much grateful for the wind myself as long as it doesn't overdo...

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  25. I'm pretty much grateful for the wind myself as long as it doesn't overdo...

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  26. I've had the wind on my mind lately-it's like you were reading my mind : ) Scary uh : )

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  27. Great shot of the leaf! Wind is not my favorite.

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  28. I suppose they might be on their way here... the weather has been gorgeous though. :)

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  29. I don't like winds especially when they are really strong. Love that last shot.

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  30. We've been having warm weather, but very windy. The leaves are blowing in every direction.

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  31. I think your leaf ended up landing in our backyard!! The winds have been out of control in Indiana!!

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  32. Wow, this post crabbed some comments. Love the leaf, great catch.

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  33. It has been really windy and now the rains have finally come. Beautiful photos.
    Laura

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  34. No No the wind is a deer hunters friend. If the hunter know the wind direction and always keeps it in their face, then the deer cant smell him. Except any that are behind him and if the wind is strong if will make it hard for the deer to pinpoint the sorce.

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