Songography – A Summer Wind

One of my favorite memes is Kathy’s  Songography on Sundays. This week’s song is “A Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra. My entry today features photos of “my” beautiful wild horses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. (If you’d like, scroll to the bottom of the post and click on the link to listen to the song while you read the lyrics and see the photos.)

The summer wind, came blowin in – from across the sea;
It lingered there, to stroke your hair and then walk with me.

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All summer long, we sang a song – and then we strolled the golden sand-
Two sweethearts and the summer wind.

walkin down the beach

Like painted kites, the days and nights – they went flyin by;
The world was new, beneath a blue-umbrella sky.

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Then softer than a piper man – one day it called to you,
I lost you to that summer wind.

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The autumn winds, and the winter winds – they have come and gone;
Still the days, those lonely days – they go on and on.
And guess who sighs his lullabies – through nights that never end –
My fickle friend, the summer wind.

horse - golden light

Click below to hear “Ol’ Blue Eyes’ singing A Summer Wind.

24 responses to “Songography – A Summer Wind

  1. Well, that song was meant for these two. Lovely.

  2. Perfect pairing of song and photo……there’s something about the wind catching the mane and tail of a horse – graceful.


  3. Horses on the beach…something very romantic about that!

  4. I always enjoy the OBX horses and who doesn’t love “ole Blue Eyes”!?

  5. Perfect interpretation, those horses are beautiful

  6. Beautiful! Love horses on the beach!

  7. those horses are just so pretty!

  8. Gorgeous way to interpret the song-thru the horses rather than people. Well done. Love seeing the wind in their tails.

  9. Oh, how beautiful! I live on the Pacific coast and we have no horses on the beach, ever. These photos look like a dream. Great post!

  10. Wow these are wonderful. Wild Horses in NC…I had no clue they would have them there and on a beach no less. Such beautiful creatures.

  11. Perfect. Moving! Such a great gift you give to all of us as you share these wild horses with us.

  12. Totally LOVIN’ the breeze blowing the horses tails in that first shot! So darn pretty, and what a wonderfully creative interpretation of the song! Thanks for joining in on Song-ography, and I am so happy you are enjoying it!

  13. Another awesome one here! Great pairing, for sure! – I wasn’t familiar with the song, either !

  14. I am captured by these photos.
    I want to ride like the wind…

    if only wishes were horses !

  15. They were made for each other! Nice pairing.

  16. Beautiful pictures, pretty song. Love the top snap. I used to listen to Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand all thru high school. Sinatra’s Summer Wind and Autumn Leaves and Streisand’s More Than You Know were favorites.

  17. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Song and pictures goes perfectly together. Lovely.

  18. what pretty horses! as someone else mentioned, sounds romantic… much like the crooning voice of Frankie! I only wish I wasn’t afraid of horses.

  19. Oh my these are so good, I love the one where you can see the wind blowing the horses tails


  20. Beautiful! Those photos are perfect for the lyrics to this classic song (I remember it well).

  21. I have heard about the ponies on the Outer banks.Are they really wild? And how many of them are still there? And how did they come there? love the pictures..wild and romantic.

    • Hi, Karen,
      There are around 100 horses on the Outer Banks. They’re believed to be descendants of Spanish Mustangs, who were either abandoned there or swam ashore from shipwrecks. They are wild in that there are regulations against people approaching them (must keep 50 feet distance), but the horses aren’t afraid of humans. They will come up to you on the beach, but it’s against the law to touch, feed or approach them.

  22. oh dianna these are just perfect for franks classic. i MUST visit these beauties in the outer banks, you captured them so beautifully!!

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