Friday, November 30, 2012

Orange You Glad It's Friday - Orange Rose

How about an orange rose?  The new favorite rose in my garden is - "Easy Does It".  I posted this several weeks ago but it is perfect for this new meme.

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Skywatch Friday - Hill Training

Chandler Park is on a hill just west of Tulsa.  We took Smokey up there recently to sniff around and saw this guy riding up and down the steep entrance doing hill training.  He looked like he was in great shape.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Bottled Fire

The challenge for this day is "Bottle".   Here is a selection of little bottles of hot sauce of varying strengths.  Some require signing a waver before purchasing.  We passed on buying any.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Haskell City Hall


Haskell is a little town southeast of Tulsa.  Driving there on a Sunday afternoon makes a pleasant loop that runs through Wagoner where my three sons live.  We seldom fail to stop for a visit with our almost two year old granddaughter baby Wren.




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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Thankful

My son Luke assuming the back leaning rest position after a great Thanksgiving dinner.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Garden Tomatoes

A basket of tomatoes from a few summers ago.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Macro Monday - Hardy Pansy

We have had several frosts which have zapped my roses and annuals, but not the pansies.  A hard freeze will stunt them a bit but they will survive the winter and provide a splash of color when everything else has bit the dust.  Let's hear it for the pansies!

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Weekend Reflections - Lights at Philbrook

Sue and I visited Philbrook Art Center Saturday evening.  On the inside were a collection of Christmas trees constructed by organizations and individuals around Tulsa.  Ribbons were awarded to those with special merit.


Outside the museum and grounds were decked out with lights.  The view across the reflecting pond was spectacular.  Of course I took far too many photos to share at once.  They will appear from time to time during the Christmas season.  Let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas.


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Weekend B&W - Smokey and Friends

My ferocious Pit Bull Smokey and two of his favorite people, our grandkids Molly and Willey.. This was when they still lived in St Louis.  They are still best of buddies.


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Friday, November 16, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Sunrise at St. Francis

I was in St. Francis Hospital last weekend for a tune-up.  Not to waste the opportunity for a blog photo I got a nice shot of the sunrise from room 6131.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Grandmother's Journal




My maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Barnwell Alston who was always called Bessie..  She passed on when my mother was only two so mother never had the chance to know her nor did I.  When she was 14 her father gave her a small journal which she kept from February to October 1906.  I don't know if she kept other journals before or after but this little journal has made it's way into my hands along with a box of old family photographs.  Reading it has been a way of finally getting to know her after all these years.

Bessie married Amos Lee Franks in 1910
Bessie (standing) with her sister Susan

Swimming in Grand River
Horseback riding - side saddle like a proper lady

Old family photographs reveal Bessie to be a very pretty and vivacious young woman.  She was married to Amos Lee Franks and left two small children, my mother Ina Mae, age 3, and my uncle Billie Lee, an infant.  Bessie died at age 24, and like my daughter Catharine who died at 17, she will be young and pretty for all eternity.



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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday Doors - Midtown Tulsa Doors

Nice place.

I was going to make a big deal out of my 2000th post but was distracted and missed it.  So Hooray, this makes 2004.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekend Black & White - Rock City,

Rock City is an attraction on top of Lookout Mountain, Georgia

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Orange You Glad It's Friday - Orange Rose

How about an orange rose?  The new favorite rose in my garden is - "Easy Does It".

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Skywatch Friday - Village at Central Park

The Village at Central Park, E. 8th St and S. Peoria Ave, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day - I Voted!

Yes I did!  

Ruby Tuesday - Faded Rose

The nights are getting cooler and my roses are trying their best to bloom but it seems their heart just isn't in it.  I think they are looking forward to a long winter's nap.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Weekend B&W - Chicago Train Station

We took the El to Wrigleyville and caught a Cubs game.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Dress Up

Captain America aka, grandson Grant.  Trick or treat!


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