Saturday, November 30, 2013

Black and White Weekend - Sycamore Trinity

Three Sycamores so close to each other that they have grown together to be one tree.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thursday Challenge - Signs

Mural with Native American motif  on west side of Rose Company at 316 East 2nd Street, Tulsa.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and readers.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - Red 3-Wheeler

Sue and I took a drive over to the Illinois River east of Tahlequah and met a man with a beautiful custom 3-wheel cycle and a trailer to match.  I was impressed.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Beach at Santa Cruz

Son Paul and wife Beth at the Santa Cruz beach from our visit in 2003 when they lived in Monterrey, California.  Paul is career Navy and has managed to be stationed in places that are fun to visit.  Very thoughtful of him.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Weekend Reflections - The Houston Center

Just west of downtown at West 7th and South Houston is a glass walled commercial building called (logically enough) The Houston Center.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Giraffe

Southwood Nursery has everything - - shrubs, trees, flowers, even a pair of outdoor giraffes.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - East Meets West

This larger than life bronze sculpture resides in Cyrus Avery Plaza next to the Route 66 arch I posted last weekend.  Along the back of the plaza are the flags of the eight states through which Route 66 passes.  They are, from west to east, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - My Autumn Maple

This is the maple tree in front of my house.  A sharp freeze last week has brought color to trees all over Tulsa.  We are having a beautiful autumn.  When the wind blows the leaves fall in a technicolor rain.


When summer's burning heat at last is over,
and autumn rains again refresh the earth.
There is a burst of life which like a nova
hurls out the light that precedes icy death.

The wind boils leaves in heaven's flashing cauldron
an endless stream of color swirls and falls,
and reveals Seurat's dappled vision,
a patchwork quilt that flows and covers all.

That which spring began and summer nurtured,
at autumn's end must safe be stored inside.
With winter's cold the cycle's finally ended.
Tender life digs deep, flies south, or dies.

At last comes winter's quiet time which brings
all life's return in resurrection spring.

          G.W. Bill Miller
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Macro Monday - Little Wren

This may not strictly be a macro but it is a closeup.  Any excuse to post a picture of my granddaughter Wren is sufficient.  She is the daughter of my youngest son Luke and she is a sweetheart.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Black & White Weekend - Route 66 in Tulsa

Route 66 runs right through downtown Tulsa.  The city has celebrated that with a memorial arch at the place where the highway begins to pass over the Arkansas River.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday Challenge - Patterns

Bamboo Forest, Japan, 2003

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Smokey

He's watching me eat a piece of chicken.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - The Hills are Ablaze

The hillside across the Arkansas River is bright with color.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Macro Monday - Sculpture

I found this sculpture by local artist Steven Greunau at Southwood Nursery.

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Black & White Reflection - Belagio Fountain

The fountains at the Belagio Hotel in December of 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Skywatch - Monterrey Bay

Ten years ago we visited Sue's son Paul and his family in Monterrey, California, and enjoyed the Monterrey Aquarium.  Next month we will visit him again in Eastern Maryland which is next door to Washington DC and the many museums of the Smithsonian Institute.  Paul is a career officer in the Navy having graduated from the Naval Academy in 1998.  He has been considerate enough to be stationed in a number of interesting places over the last 15 years so that we can enjoy some great visits with him and his beautiful wife and two lovely children.  In between our visits on both coasts of the US, we have visited them in Japan, and in South Korea.  He has been very considerate that way.  We are hoping for Europe next time.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday Challenge - City

Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma with a population of about 500,000.  See TULSA.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday Doors - Midtown Tulsa

The established parts of Tulsa enjoy a lot of big trees which are particularly beautiful at this time of year.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - Red Maple

It is no wonder that the red maple leaf is the emblem on Canada's national flag

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Macro Monday - Turning Leaves

We have had some frosty nights this past week and the trees have burst into their Autumn color.  We had a lot of rain this summer and the colors are intense.  I really love the big Maples whose leaves turn from green to yellow to orange to dark red, and sometimes display them all on the same tree.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Black & White Weekend - Pottawatomie Park

The  internal staircase in the Potawatomie Park Pavilion at Saint Charles, Illinois.  My grandson William took this from the top down.  It was a bit too steep for the older folks.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

November Daily City Photo Theme - Height

 View of Tulsa from the top of the Cityplex Tower.  From the 60th floor the tower is 648 feet high.  It was opened in 1981 as the Oral Roberts University hospital complex originally named "The City of Faith".  The top floor of the center tower affords a commanding view of a large area.  Downtown Tulsa is seen due north and just right of center.  Sand Springs is seen on the left, and Sapulpa is visible just off the photo to the west. Broken Arrow is off the photo to the east, and Jenks and Bixby are behind to the south.

Downtown Tulsa is 8.5 miles due north  of the Cityplex Towers

The Cityplex Towers, 60 floors and 648 feet high.   It is the 3rd tallest building in Oklahoma.  For more see HERE.

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