The Lazy and Hazy in the Summer Wind. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

August 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Naturally beautiful music

Lazy and Hazy

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Lazy and Hazy 20220806 850_2603Lazy and HazyA hazy summer day at Oakland Beach looking west into Greenwich Bay

There was a time through the 1980s, perhaps 1990s, where there was a "beautiful music" station on the AM and FM radio dials. It was the place that Rhode Islanders turned to hear crooners such as Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. And in the summer, their familiar tunes would play those airwaves as the humidity hung in the air.

If one lived in the East Bay or West Bay of Rhode Island, Narragansett was not first on the mind. No, we thought of where the overlooks were of Warwick Neck, Rumstick, Poppasquash, and Greenwich Bay. Prudence and Patience were the first islands in view.

The lazy, hazy, and crazy days were and are in places as we see here in Oakland Beach. We would overlook Greenwich Bay and Brush Neck and Buttonwoods Coves. And our evenings are for walking in the same area in the summer wind.

Oh, look. It's race night for East Greenwich Yacht Club and they tack for position in the same summer breeze. And the music in the rigging is as beautiful as what is on the radio.

Hazy and Crazy

Hazy and Crazy 20220806 850_2608Hazy and CrazyViewing from Oakland Beach across Brush Neck Cove on a hazy and hot summer day in Warwick, Rhode Island

Summer Wind at Oakland Beach

Summer Wind at Oakland Beach 20220806 850_2605Summer Wind at Oakland BeachThe view as a light summer breeze brushes across the grasses of the lo dunes of Oakland Beach and across the mouth of Greenwich Bay to Potowomut in Warwick, Rhode Island


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