Saturday, March 30, 2013

Black & White Reflections - Tulsa PAC

The 2nd Street entrance of Tulsa's Performing Arts Center.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Warren Clinic

The Warren Clinic Tower, 6600 South Yale Avenue, Tulsa.  It reflects a lot of sky.  This is a long shot from Sue's hospital room in St. Francis a few weeks ago.  She had a hip replaced and is doing much better now.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday Challenge - Expensive

This 874 Auburn Dual-Cowl Phaeton was displayed at the Tulsa Auto Show by Broken Arrow resident Glen Pray.  I don't know what it's worth but I bet I can't afford it.  There is a very interesting story that goes with this beauty.  Read it HERE.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday Doors - Mapco Plaza

Mapco Plaza, 1718 S. Boulder Avenue, Tulsa

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Skywatch Friday - North on Boulder

The view of downtown Tulsa looking north from about 13th and South Boulder Avenue.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday Challenge - Mother

My mother Ina Mae at age 2, in 1915.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Macro Monday - Tulsa Car Show - Boxster

The Tulsa Auto Show was this weekend with hundreds of new and classic cars.  The close up is the interior of a 2013 Porche Boxster.  I took lots of photos.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday Doors - New Dominion, LLC

New Dominion, LLC, 1307 South Boulder Avenue, Tulsa

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - Red Bellied Woodpecker

The Red Bellied Woodpecker is distinguished by a red cap and nape, white cheeks and a black and white ladder back.  The female has a red nape but the cap is white.  The belly is only faintly tinged with rose.  These are not common at my feeders.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Macro Monday - Mama Sparrow.

I have an early tenant in the rose bush that grows across my front porch.  Good luck.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Weekend Black and White - Harwelden

Harwelden Mansion was built in 1923 by Tulsa Oilman Earl Palmer Harwell at 2210 South Main. The stately mansion was said to be the only Collegiate Gothic-English Tudor Style home in Tulsa. For more see: HERE

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Skywatch Friday - The Blacksmith Shop

When I was a boy growing up in Wagoner this was the blacksmith shop.  The shop was open in the front about where the big for sale sign is now.  I don't remember his name but the smith was a big man usually wearing bib overalls with no shirt underneath.  In my mind's eye I see him standing at his coal fired furnace pulling something glowing white hot then pounding it at a waist high anvil.  Every time the hammer came down the sparks flew.  That would have been about 1950.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thursday Challenge - Ice Cold Sign

CMG is a professional user's group I belonged to for 25 years - the Computer Measurement Group.  The hotel carved this sign out of ice,  Pretty cool eh?

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - New Red Car

If you are in the market for a new car, here is a 2013 Acura.  I admired it but left it at the dealer.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Macro Monday - Goldfinches

Two pair of Goldfinches enjoying thistle seed at my feeder.  As is common with birds the males are more colorful.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Black & White Weekend - Cypress Knees

In the center is a cypress tree surrounded by its "knees".  The cypress likes to grow near or slightly in shallow water.  But the roots need to breath and if the water rises for too long the tree will drown.  So the cypress sends up "knees" from its root system like a diver uses a snorkel   When I took shop in high school we made nice table lamps from cypress knees.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekend Reflection - Melting Away

There was frost on the windshield of my car one day last week but when I got out there it had started to melt.  It kind of reminded me of a world map showing continental drift.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Tulsa's Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl bowling alley was built at 7419 East 11th Street in Tulsa on what was originally Route 66.  Some history is found HERE.

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