Monday, December 31, 2012

Retreat to Lake Greenleaf

Sue and I rented a cabin on Lake Greenleaf near Muskogee and relaxed between Christmas and New Year.  We built a fire in the fireplace, took walks and naps and enjoyed ourselves.  It snowed a little, just enough to make us appreciate the fireplace.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Christmas Dinner

Sue outdid herself with a wonderful Christmas dinner for her daughter Jennifer, her husband Jeff and kids Molly & Will.  And me too of course.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Macro Monday - Away in a Manger

Today is Christmas Eve and time to get out our creche.  And time to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all.  May you be blessed in the coming year.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

B&W Reflections - Towers Across the River

Metroplex Towers from the west bank of the Arkansas River, Formerly the City of Faith.

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Skywatch Friday - Boy Scout Headquarters

This is the new Tulsa headquarters of the Indian Nations Council of the Boy Scouts.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday Challenge: Light - Raising Hope

The first baby to be baptized at our church was named Hope.  When our priest raised her up to introduce her to the congregation she was back lit by the sanctuary window.  I made an enlargement of this picture and our priest put it near the entrance to the sanctuary with the caption, "Raising Up Hope."  It seemed very suitable for a young and growing congregation.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Good

I spent a year in Korea when I was in the Army and fell in love with Korean food.  Lucky for me Tulsa has 2 nice Korean restaurants.  This is Bi-bim-bap, a selection of shredded meat and vegetables over rice served sizzling in a iron hot pot.  Add a little soy and hot sauce, stir it all together and serve it with an array of traditional side dishes.  This is Gooood!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday Doors - Hearst Castle

The Main Entrance of the mansion of newspaper tycoon William Randolf Hearst near San Simeon, California. For information about tours see HERE. An excellent article on Wikipedia is HERE.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Young Ballerina

What does it take for a 3 year old to become a ballerina?  Just a pink tutu and a bit of ribbon for our granddaughter Fiona.  Grandmother Susan makes an appreciative audience.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Macro Monday - Fish Daddies

We had a fish dinner at Fish Daddies that was so good I had to get up close and take its picture.  This is pan fried cod with a nice cheesy white sauce, hot beans on one side and mixed slaw on the other.  Mmm-mm-good.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Signs

The oldest house in Tulsa still in existence.  Currently located in Owen Park.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Macro Monday - Wren & Gus

Here is my granddaughter Wren and her new best friend Gus the pitbull pup.  Luke, Cara, and Wren came over to church with us and brought Gus who we is new to the family.  He is a mellow little guy. Wren is a little girl and Gus is a little pup so this should qualify as a macro, sort of.  I couldn't resist.

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