Spring in Oklahoma

Everyone has seen twister…fun fact, the opening scenes are supposed to be in Kingfisher, Oklahoma….where I currently reside. I was not aware.

Good news though, I’m convinced tornado alley has shifted further east, and the plethora of destructive tornadoes that Oklahoma was known for doesn’t seem to be quite so dramatic anymore. What is dramatic though? The views and the rain.

When I lived in Colorado the joke always was “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes and it will change” but Oklahoma has really put that to shame. We went something like six months with trace amounts of rain. The wheat crop suffered tremendously. Now we’ve had INCHES of rain in the last couple weeks and everything seems to be a muddy mess. Wheat harvest is at a standstill, but there hasn’t been a sky that wasn’t astounding in many days.

For those of you from outside the Bible belt, our fields are green in the winter and brown in the summer. For example:

Wheat as far as the eye can see

Wheat grows all through the mild winters here, and then come May and June turns a beautiful golden brown right before it is harvested. Harvest is this crazy mad rush for a few weeks and a flurry of semis and combines and tractors fill every road.

Wheat beginning to turn

Riding in the combine, grading wheat samples, and being a part of the whole process was such a new experience last year. It’s these new experiences that have made me love living here. It is something new every single day.

Supervising operations from the buddy seat

Speaking of new, here is a gallery of many new things!

Anyway, if you’ve made it this far, congratulations, you made it through my desire to put something down in words. I hope you at least enjoyed the view.

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