Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday, December 12

I'm back in Arkansas visiting this weekend. It's very cold and very windy. I'm a wimp. Therefore, I did my best to try to find interesting things to shoot, mostly in the house.

How lucky was I to have this deer look directly at me? 9:51 a.m.

After a delicious brunch at Big Creek Country Club, we passed the new Donald W. Reynolds Library in Mountain Home. I toured it yesterday, and it is absolutely gorgeous - 12:35 p.m.

Deer kicking up their feet as they were running out of the yard - 12:51 p.m.

Poinsettia - 12:54 p.m.

Little Crab Apples - 1:58 p.m.

Beautiful dried hydrangeas and a bowl of shells - 2:02 p.m.

Ornaments hanging from a light fixture - 2:13 p.m.

I took a break to make some cole slaw for a dinner party my hosts are having this evening and then saw this group of snow men - 3:22 p.m.

Nativity set up on a side table. 3:23 p.m.

Do you believe? 3:25 p.m.

Decoration on an outside light fixture - 3:26 p.m.

May God Bless America and bring us all peace and good will - 3:27 p.m.

I don't know whether this is goodbye. If it is, it has been awesome getting to know everyone through their pictures. If it's not, I'll see you next year. Sunny

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday, November 12

There was an 80% chance of rain today...not the forecast I hope for on a 12 of 12 day. However, I was out and about for six 6 hours and only had major rain for an hour or so. Life is good. Life is very good.
It's almost the middle of November. I'm in Oklahoma, not Florida or Georgia. My cheap little rose bushes that I paid Aldi $4.49 each for last spring are still blooming profusely. Bizarre - 9:03 a.m.

I was headed to Jenks when I saw this beautiful tree in Jackson Park in Broken Arrow - 10:03 a.m.

Sculptures at the entrance to Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks - 10:25 a.m.

Self explanatory, but check out the pretty trees across the river (actually the river bottom, since there's not much water in the Arkansas River in Tulsa unless the dam is generating) - 10:38 a.m.

Beautiful light shining on the Citiplex Towers (formerly the City of Faith Medical and Research Center) on the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa - 11:41 a.m.

My friend Mary working on her 12 of 12 shots at the Riverwalk - 11:44 a.m.

A little bit of river, a little bit of river bottom, a little bit of forest, and a little bit of sky, looking from Jenks toward Tulsa - 11:45 a.m.

This reflection really caught my eye...I'm loving the fall colors - 11:51 a.m.

The Jenks Pony Bridge, which used to be a railroad bridge but has been converted to a walking bridge. I've used a picture of this bridge in a previous 12 of 12 but from a different angle - 11:55 a.m.

Water fountain at the entrance to the bridge. I love that there are levels for adults, little kids and dogs - 12:00 p.m.

This started out being a picture of light fixtures lined up on the walking bridge until I saw the bird. Rules are made to be broken; some pictures are made to be cropped - 12:05 p.m.

The rains came, so we headed to Target on an errand, went back to have lunch at the Riverwalk and then went to Southwood Nursery in Tulsa to look around and stay dry. This awesome porch furniture is made of recycled plastic - 3:15 p.m.

That's all she wrote for this month. The rain brought in cooler weather, so I imagine my roses will be withering on the vine by morning. We'll see. Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you next month.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday, October 12

After a long, hot summer, fall is finally upon us here in Oklahoma, and the weather couldn't be any nicer. Today was absolutely gorgeous.......sunny, with a light breeze and temperature in the mid-70's. I left home thinking of color - fall color, and I got it. I also got some pretty funny pictures of horses taken with my wide angle lens, which is something I've been wanting to try. Hope you like what I saw.

A yellow and orange pumpkin, warty pumpkins and blue and green pumpkins - 11:11 a.m.

Bird on a pumpkin - 11:15 a.m.

Bizarre looking gourds - 11:29 a.m.

Pretty little morning glories - 12:03 p.m.

Pretty hill showing some trees starting to turn - 12:22 p.m.

Just a weed - 12:23 p.m.

Hello!! - 12:35 p.m.

My, what a big head you have - 12:50 p.m.

Friends - 12:55 p.m.

The grass truly is greener and more plentiful on the other side - 1:00 p.m.

Turtles on a tree - 1:23 p.m.

Marigold showing its finest fall colors - 1:27 p.m.

A bonus picture of a Monarch butterfly, because I didn't want to leave it out - 1:31 p.m.

I hope you enjoyed my fall excursion to Bixby. I know I did. See you next month.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday, September 12

I woke up to rain this morning.....not what I wanted for a 12 of 12. After a 1:00 p.m. basketball game for my 9 year old granddaughter, Grace, the day brightened just in time for me to start my trip back to Broken Arrow from Oklahoma City along another section of Route 66. I hope you enjoy the ride.

Crape Myrtle outside the gym - 2:11 p.m.

The world's largest pop bottle at Pops on Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma. There are
over 500 varieties of soda at Pops. 3:03 p.m.

The Round Barn at Arcadia, Oklahoma, was built in 1898 by W. H. Odor - 3:08 p.m.

Historical Marker indicating the East starting line of the 1889 land run in Oklahoma Territory - 3:17 p.m.

Land run (sometimes "land rush" ) usually refers to an historical event in which previously-restricted land of the United States was opened for homesteading on a first arrival basis. Some newly opened lands were sold first-come, sold by bid, or won by lottery, or by means other than a run. The settlers, no matter how they acquired occupancy, purchased the land from the United States Land Office. For former Indian lands, the Land Office distributed the funds to the various tribal entities according to previously negotiated terms. The Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 was the most prominent of the land runs.

Another round barn along Route 66 in Chandler, Oklahoma - 3:47 p.m.

St. Cloud Hotel building in Chandler - 3:48 p.m.

Native stone chapel built by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in 1939 at the Davenport Cemetery on Route 66 - 4:02 p.m.

Weeds and an orange bug on the side of the road - 4:16 p.m.

Strange seed pod on a weed - 4:17 p.m.

Old Davenport Fire Department fire truck for sale along the road in Stroud, Oklahoma - 4:25 p.m.

Old Bristow, Oklahoma, train station, which now houses the Bristow Chamber of Commerce - 4:45 p.m.

Benches outside Bristow train station - 4:48 p.m.

That's it for this month. I hope to see you next month.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday, August 12

It was supposed to be hotter than blazes in Tulsa today, so I met my shooting buddies Mary and Jeanne early at Starbucks in Utica Square. Utica Square is a charming place to start the day. Not only was it supposed to be hot, it was hot and is still hot (102 degrees at 6:30 p.m. central time) Our plan was to spot things to shoot, jump out of the car, take our shots and get back in quickly. We weren't 100% successful in keeping cool, but we did our best. Here's a brief look at some of what I saw today.

A statue I had never noticed before - 10:00 a.m.

Someone will know what sort of plant this is, but I don't - 10:15 a.m.

YELLOW ONE! 10:36 A.M.

Mural at White Owl Pub on Cherry Street - 10:51 a.m.

Kilkenny's Irish Pub, also on Cherry Street - 11:09 a.m.

Fly on a flower - 11:46 a.m.

Sculpture outside First Presbyterian Church preschool area (I think) - 12:09 p.m.

Pretty red doors at Trinity Episcopal Church - 12:09 p.m.

Ya think they hit a water main? 12:36 p.m.

Afternoon nap in the shade - 12:49 p.m.

We had lunch at Billy's, and it was good - 2:00 p.m.

I wonder who he's waiting for - 2:05 p.m.

That's all for this month. Stay cool if you can. See you in September.