Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday Challenge - Red as a Lobster

The Thursday challenge for this week is "Red".  What can be redder than a lobster?  I happened to find a nice big sign with a red lobster on it.  I not plugging one particular restaurant but as you might guess, big pictures of lobsters are not very common in land locked Tulsa Oklahoma.  My birthday is Friday March 1st and I think Sue is going to treat me to a lobster dinner.  I will be 72.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday Doors - Las Americas

Like many cities, Tulsa has a growing Hispanic population.  In largely Hispanic areas a variety of businesses cater to every taste.  Markets like Las Americas are small shopping centers offering food, clothing, and traditional merchandise of all sorts.  A trip through the doors of one of these malls is like a quick visit to Mexico.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - Red Birds

Tulsa has had several inches of snow this week and today (Monday) it rained all day.  Not a heavy downpour but one of those slow soaking rains that sinks in and fills up the ponds.  More snow is forecast and we should have several more inches by morning.

My bird feeders have had plenty of customers.  Here are two kinds of redbirds.  The little guy is a house finch with a red cap and bib.  The big guy is a male Cardinal, one of the most widely recognized birds in the USA.  When I was a kid we called them "redbirds".

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Black & White Reflections - Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is in Bentonville Arkansas.  The museum is built across the Crystal Spring and features several trails through the scenic landscape.  For more information look HERE.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Let it Rain!

The part of the country around Oklahoma has been terribly dry for the last several years.  Ranchers have had to sell cattle because their stock ponds were dry.  But starting about two weeks ago we have finally had some rain.  For the last several days we have had rain mixed with snow.   We are hoping that our dry spell is over.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thursday Challenge - Photo of a Photo

This photograph is on display in the Tulsa Historical Society.  The Apache chief Geronimo is pictured wearing a top hat and driving a 1905 Buick.  The photographer is unknown.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Macro Monday - Young Pup

Last week we drove over to Wagoner to celebrate two birthdays. My oldest grand child Sarah is 18 and youngest Wren is 2.  Wren's new puppy Gus is about 4 months old and from the size of his paws he is going to be a big dog.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Black & White Reflections - Sycamore Tree

On the southeast corner of the parking area for the 41st and Riverside Park is my favorite sycamore.  I would guess that a little sycamore tree got cut off near the ground and three volunteers sprouted up in its place.  

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Too Wet to Play

The little playground at 41st and Riverside was deserted today.  We had a much needed rain that kept the kiddies away.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Black & White Weekend - The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose is a great place to kick back, relax, and enjoy fine food.  The restaurant features a large patio area constructed on piers overlooking the Arkansas River.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Nary a Cloud in the Sky

On Riverside Parkway looking west across the Arkansas River.

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