Friday, September 20, 2013

FSO - Blowing in the Wind

Even after thinking about it for the past week I still hear Bob Dylan before I conjure up possible images for "Blowin' in the Wind"

I realize I remember totally useless information from my youth while forgetting important stuff about today.  I found Bob's explanation about his song:

"There ain’t too much I can say about this song except that the answer is blowing in the wind. It ain’t in no book or movie or TV show or discussion group. Man, it’s in the wind – and it’s blowing in the wind. Too many of these hip people are telling me where the answer is but oh I won’t believe that. I still say it’s in the wind and just like a restless piece of paper it’s got to come down some  ...But the only trouble is that no one picks up the answer when it comes down so not too many people get to see and know . . . and then it flies away. I still say that some of the biggest criminals are those that turn their heads away when they see wrong and know it’s wrong. I’m only 21 years old and I know that there’s been too many   . . . You people over 21, you’re older and smarter."  

I'm happy to agree - the answer is blowing in the wind, not sure about the older folk being smarter though.

I associate these clouds with wind up high in the atmosphere.  Maybe the answer is up there somewhere.

Maybe the answer is here, at the Hokianga Harbour entrance.

Or outside the local school.   Hmm, yes that would be a good place to find an answer.

Or maybe it's right here, on my doorstep.

To see what was blowing in the wind in the home towns of the rest of the Friday Shoot Out team, just pop over here.


  1. The first two are very good, it's a long time since I've listened to Dillon. I'll remedy that tonight.

  2. Somehow, the third and forth ones seem to fit the "blowing in the wind" theme best... for me.
    Love that third shot of the cars and leaves. There's just something about that one. Dylan would have liked it.

  3. Those are some great shots. I like the leaves on the window shields.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  4. Dear Pauline, remember the song well but had never heard his explanation. Love that info. Yes we take in the air from that wind and after it churns and gives life inside us the answers to many questions find their way to our gut, soul. That is where the answers are. Blessings sista. My favorite photo is the last one. Near by.

  5. I had to laugh about all that blowin in the wind - how well I remember that song. The bit about remembering unimportant things from our youth, well that hit the nail on the head. Love your photos especially the first and last.

  6. Great photos for the wind blowing theme. I especially like the leaves on the cars. Very clever.

  7. Sorry, don’t know the answer.
    Perhaps it’s a bit more than just blowing in the wind, the wind can bring unpleasantness too.

    Still, I did like Dylan.

    Wonderful photos, very atmospheric.

  8. Anyone who lives in Scotland's Outer Hebrides knows lots about the wind but it won't provide the answers. If it did, and if people listened, we'd be as wise as any in the world. But no one listens.


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