Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sundays In My City

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!

And when we say
Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!

We're only sayin'
You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.

Unknown Mami


Unknown Mami said...

That was spectacular. I can't wipe the smile off my face.

Jeanine DeNitto said...

so nice, great photos and gosh, that song sounds familiar. hehe

Coby said...

I was just reading your blog, and lo and behold, your face appeared on mine! I love love love your photos! They're wonderful!

Okie Book Woman said...

Oklahoma! I love it! We're doing fine.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Marla, what a wonderful, fun post. I couldn't help but smile the whole time. I do have one question however, in the first photo isn't that "wind" going to do a little more than gently sweep?


Katherine Jenkins said...

I didn't read this, I sang it! Thanks for putting a little song in my evening. Love your pictures and post..very uplifting!!!!

honeypiehorse said...

Are those your pictures? Wow!

Sonya said...

I sang along! LOL Beautiful always. I hope you have a wonderful week:)

Rae said...

I'm still singing it. Great photos and cute post.

brainella said...

Gorgeous! I love pictures of farms -- they are so lovely.

Marla said...

Mami ~ Thanks! Glad I could make you smile.

Jeanine ~ Welcome!

Coby ~ How funny!

Ok Book Woman ~ Yes, we are!

Judy ~ That "wind" took our house sweeping down the plain May 3,1999, but that's another story.

KJ ~ It is a great song, right?

honeypiehorse ~ The first few and the last one are of Oklahoma but I did not take them. The rest are all mine. The one of the farm is our farm where the tornado hit.

Sonya, Rae & brainella ~ Thanks! Aren't Sunday posts fun because of Mami?

Brian Miller said...

that was awesome. glad you feel so at home there. i have always been a wanderer, never quite finding my home. out side of my family. where they are i will always be...home.

Mama Zen said...

I love that last picture!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Love your photos, the song and the musical too. Have you ever seen the outdoor production of "Oklahoma" near Tulsa? It's wonderful!

Auntie Cake said...

Very beautiful where you live!!! I love belonging to the land... It certainly rules our life here... And for the moment, it is keeping me inside, where it is cozy and warm. I enjoyed your photos, it reminds me that spring will come again, one day!

Nancy C said...

Gorgeous shots. I love buffalo.

Margo said...

awe-inspiring! I'm ready to hop in my car and drive there. I can't say I've ever felt this way before. Thanks for sharing OK!

Melani said...

those pics are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Joanna Jenkins said...

What an awesome post. Thanks for sharing your city!
More please.

UberGrumpy said...

Great! Did you take all those?

Something tells me there's not much skiing around your neck of the woods

ModernMom said...

Fabulous pictures....even if that first one is a tad ummm scary!!

gayle said...

Beautiful pictures!!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Wonderful poem!

thelumberjackswife said...

I LOVE that movie! LOVE LOVE LOVE it. :)

Libbie said...

YOu know I totally love that song! When my older sister & I used to try to fight as kids..I would often sing it at the top of my lungs because she hated it when I sing... I'll have to do it to her real soon...that would be fun :) Thanks for the reminder Marla!

Auntie Cake said...

Just stopped by to wish you a lovely weekend. I am sure you have it packed with all sorts of adventures.

MindyBB said...

And the Land we belong to is grand... Love ya!

plainolebob said...

Marla, aint no place like home,
you know i am from moore, i miss home, take care and i hope you weather the storm.

Lorenza said...

Marla, beautiful photos. I am happy to be back and read your posts. My life is so busy now, lots of good things are happening in my personal and spiritual evolution. But I miss giving time to my beloved blog friends!


Jeanine DeNitto said...

i was looking at some of your older posts and i saw this one again. i am thinking that you may be interested in the toni morrison novel paradise (which takes place mostly in oklahoma incidentally) and is about two very different types of utopias in the same town. it is one of my very favorite books.

Marla said...

Brian ~ Same here. My home is wherever Bob is. Always has been. Always will be.

Mama Zen ~ Isn't it cool!

Oklahoma Granny ~ Not yet but it's on my wish list.

Kate ~ I always cry when I sing that line of the song.

Nancy C ~ They are pretty cool

Margo ~ You really should then!

Melani & Joanna ~ Thank you!

UG ~ The first few and the last one are of Oklahoma but I did not take them. The rest are all mine.

Skiing is not high on the list of to-do's here. Cowtipping, however..

MM ~ You have no idea!

gayle ~ Thanks!

ALVN ~ I agree

Taylor ~ Me too!

Libbie ~ Anything I can do to spur sibling rivalry is always my pleasure. :-)

Kate ~ You are too sweet!

Marla said...

Mindy ~ You know it! Ready for some company?

Bob ~ Welcome back!!!! Come home for a visit, Buckeroo

Lorenza ~ Glad to see you back!

Jeanine ~ Thanks for the recommendation. I will check it out

Shelle said...

What gorgeous photos. great post!

Marla said...

Thanks, Shelle!