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The Elemental Windflowers

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Bear Mountain Wind Turbine - photo by. Christine Wandling

The Elemental Windflowers Round
by J. Carlstad  2009
 
Whirling, twirling, 'round they go
Whirling, twirling, 'round again...
Blades of silver, breezes blow
Whirling, twirling, see them spin!  (repeat)

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Bear Mountain Wind Park - photo by Christine Wandling

Wind Energy With A New Twist!
 
Elemental Windflowers is a song about the newest "green" energy project in our area...  The Bear Mountain Wind Park, located on a ridge adjacent to Dawson Creek, BC.
 
This chorus, by NANA's Janina Carlstad, is but a part of the whole song, and may be sung or played as a round.
 
The Peaceful Night Flute Circle of Bonanza School plays  Elemental Windflowers in their music classes and for the Alberta Arts Day Challenge (September 18-20).  One group of 25 students forms the shape of the three blades and sings the round from within that shape.  The other group of 12 students forms the second triad and plays their flutes to accompany the song...  Awesome!
 
We find this creative performance to be just one way of reflecting upon the vibrant nature of our people  and our land as we connect earth elements to generate power and address some of  society's needs today.

Bear Mountain Wind Park
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Photo by Mary and Charlie Parslow

You never know what you're capable of until you try...
                    - Unknown -

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