With the winds all high desert locales get, including our infamous, violent "east canyon winds" that pummel the mountain gaps east of the Rio Grande valley, I've been asked to show wind as a garden element.
This coming spring should be an opportunity to capture some canyon winds; they can be sustained to over 60 mph overnight or up to 2-3 days, with gusts over 110 mph. Tropical storm strength at times, without the benefits of a sandy beach...and without the trials of hurricane or typhoon-prone areas.
For now, something lighter, but still brisk - north at about 15-20 mph and gusts 25 mph, following a wintry cold front. (forgive and mute the noise; I must learn how to edit that out or not record it...#TechChallenged)
Once I placed my tiny handheld camera on a sturdy tripod, and shivered through this, I became renewed at the power of my place.
The fountain trickling, the wall that colors up the often drab winter or droughty scene, and the way the deergrasses sway and swipe across that wall behind more fixed elements - potted chollas, etc. Just perfect!