Haskell was established in 1904 on the Midland Valley Railroad. The population was 2,007 at the 2010 census, a gain of 13.7 percent from 1,765 at the 2000 census. Haskell was named for town site developer Charles N. Haskell, the first state governor of Oklahoma. Haskell is about 40 miles southeast of Tulsa.
If you have been following this blog for a long time you may remember my great gourd adventure of 2004. I decided to plant a few birdhouse gourds on the back fence. I had planted pole beans back there and thought a few ornamental gourds might be fun. Before long the gourd vines had covered the entire fence, climbed up a utility pole in the corner, and grew down the lines into the next yard. Don't plant birdhouse gourds unless you are serious about having lots of gourds. Yes I know I could have cut them back but where's the fun in that?
Here is another look at my 3 for $10.00 miniature roses. I put them all in one pot so I have a one-pot rose garden. The interesting thing about miniature roses is that while they look delicate they are really tough little guys.
Just west of downtown Tulsa is an older part of town that was settled by working class folks in the early years when the city was growing rapidly. These are modest homes many of them duplexes, some are well maintained, some not so much.
Why "Bite Me Bar"? I dunno, that was the sign on the door.
Lake Yahola is a reservoir in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This city-owned, 2-billion-US-gallon (7,600,000 m3), concrete-lined lake is an integral part of the Tulsa water supply, and receives water by pipeline from Lake Spavinaw. It is located in Mohawk Park, adjacent to the Mohawk Water Treatment Plant. The reservoir was completed in 1924. The treatment plant went into service in 1929. (Wikipedia)
Fresh ripe tomatoes at Conrad Farms in Bixby. These tomatoes were on the vine only a day or so ago. They are at their very peak of flavor and freshness. We like to slice them up with some cucumbers and sweet onion and sprinkle them with a little oil and vinegar or just salt and ground pepper. Add some sliced avocado and you are in heaven. My oh my!
We went to a new market today and bought 3 beautiful miniature roses for $10. They did not have a variety name on them so they will have to be known as Pink, Red, and Yellow. This little guy is about the size of a quarter.
The high temperature in the City of Tulsa on Wednesday, August 1st was 112 *F. By 9 PM it was still 100 *F. So far this summer we have already had 24 days with temperatures above 100, and the hottest part of the summer is ahead of us. I would say that is TOUGH ENOUGH!
Our Senior Senator Mr. Inhofe has written a book explaining that Global Warning is a myth spread by feeble minded Democrats. However, some of us are not convinced.
Retired American Airlines programmer, married to Susan, between us are 8 children and 14 grand children. Attended Wagoner High School, BS from Oklahoma State, MS from University of Tulsa, cradle Episcopalian, my hobbies are photography and tending roses.