Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday Challenge: Stairs - Philbrook Gardens

The beautiful gardens behind the Philbrook Art Museum sprawl down the hill to a little pond reminiscent of the one in Monet's garden.  It is beautiful in all seasons.  The long steps in the first photo are on the left in the second.  Inside is a wonderful collection of paintings and sculpture but I think I enjoy the gardens even more than the art and go and wander around as often as I can.  Now that I think about it the gardens are as surely art as anything inside.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Midtown Doors

A stately home, an elegant doorway and a pride of lions by Chainsaw sculptor Clayton Cox.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Knock Out Hedge

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Macro Monday - Easy Does It

A beautiful new red-orange floribunda rose.  Easy Does It is the All-America Rose Selection for 2010.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Weekend Reflections - Rowing Up the River

The Arkansas River of course.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Tulsa Driller Baseball

Posted from my iPhone.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Music

My son Adam on fiddle.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Midtown Doors

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Nothing Like a Rose

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

SOOC Sunday - Roses

All my new roses are in pots this year and rest on the perimeter of my back deck.  While I was sorting things out they were pushed together in a jumble for this group portrait.  They are more orderly now.

Straight Out Of the Camera (SOOC) is a meme for photos that have not been tweaked or altered. In other words, straight out of the camera.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Weekend Reflections - Williams Center

The Williams Center Plaza stands in the middle of downtown Tulsa like a great multifaceted mirror delighting photographers and passers-by.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Midtown Doors

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Kamikaze Chef

Dinner with friends at a Japanese steakhouse where cooking becomes a performance art.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Macro Monday - Bumble Bee

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday Bridges - Skywalk

Skywalk on Second Street in downtown Tulsa.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weekend Reflections - Crystal Bridges

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Classic Style

Swimming pool at the Hearst Castle, San Luis Obispo, California.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Crystal Bridges

A plethora of doors in the interior court of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Sue's brother Alan and his wife Virginia are with us this week and we spent Monday visiting this wonderful new museum.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Wren

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Macro Monday - Day Breaker

As soon as  the roses open the little critters queue up for lunch.  They have a right to eat what ever they want, but not in my back yard.  Beat it, Greeny!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Special - Supermoon

Last night at 10:34 PM Tulsa time we looked in awe at the Supermoon.  This is when the moon is completely full and is also at its closest point to the earth.  It was a beautiful sight.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Jazz Depot

Sue and I had a great Thursday evening at the Jazz Depot shown here under a blue Oklahoma sky.  This former train station and Tulsa icon is now the administrative headquarters of the Tulsa Symphony and the home of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.  There is jazz at lunch time and most Sunday evenings at 5:00 PM as well as special programs from time to time.  We went to see Doc Severinsen and his orchestra two Saturdays ago.

Last night was a dinner for patrons and a most excellent talk by Dr. John Edward Hasse.  Dinner music was provided by a jazz quartet with singer from the University of Tulsa and they were top notch.

Dr. John Edward Hasse-music historian, pianist, award winning author and record producer, is visiting Tulsa for the seventy seventh season of the Tulsa Town Hall. Mr. Hasse serves as Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Antique Hand Tools

Here is a machete, and a collection of chisels and screw drivers.

Here is a collection of rasps and files.

The top wrench is an old monkey wrench, on the bottom is a pipe wrench.

These are planes used to smooth flat wood surfaces.

These are draw knives used to shape and smooth wooden boards and curved legs.

These wood working tools belonged to my wife Sue's first husband's grandfather. They were used to make a child's bed that was 100 years old when she acquired it over 40 years ago. More simply put, they are around 150 years old and came from central Illinois just after the Civil War.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Midtown Doors

A 1920's era gas station remodeled as a Hair Salon.  I really like to see old buildings re-purposed rather than torn down.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

CDPB Theme: Bakery - Pastries

The first of each month the City Daily Photo Blogs post to a theme, this month's theme being bakeries.  These yummy buns were in a little neighborhood bakery in Sasebo, Japan.  I wanted to get one of each but Susan wouldn't let me.

A City Daily Photo Blog (CDPB) is a blog that publishes a photo each day taken in and around a particular city. Currently there are 2,421 such blogs world wide. Tulsa Gentleman is a City Daily Photo Blog for Tulsa, Oklahoma. The first day of each month there is a theme for all City Daily Photo Blogs.  This month is Bakeries.

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