Monday, June 30, 2008

Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Somebody forgot to tell him.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Object Project at Philbrook

Fifteen artists were challenged to incorporate the same 5 objects into a painting. The results are varied and interesting. This image appears on the cover of "columns" the Philbrook magazine for subscribers. The thumb is mine. The actual painting is quite large.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Gardens at Philbrook Museum

The Thinking Rabbit. One of the more whimsical statues is a nod to the sculpture Rodin. The expression made me think of the Mad Hatter. There is joy at every turn.

The Gardens at Philbrook Museum

Hidden away here and there are lots of interesting outdoor sculptures. The colorful tree in the small clearing is in fact made from recycled oilfield equipment -- the trunk and branches from iron scrap and the orange leaves from plastic pipe. The leaves are attached with removable bolts and can be replaced with different colors. Who would guess?

The Gardens at Philbrook Museum

The resemblance to Monet's Garden is not accidental.

The Gardens at Philbrook Museum

Looking down the hill to the gracefully scaled Tempietto.

The Gardens at Philbrook Museum

A grand view back towards the museum. The original villa is to the left and on the right is the newer exhibition space and auditorium.

Susan and I went to a nice brunch at Philbrook Museum this morning and enjoyed their new "Objects" exhibit. The terraced garden behind the museum is beautiful but inaccessible for me without assistance. The director of security for the museum was kind enough to give us a wonderful tour on his golf cart. Not only did we get to see everything but he gave us a fascinating narrative as we peeked in all the corners.

The Girl With Green Hair

Amberly's niece Tytanna from Kansas.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Crepe Myrtle and Day Lilies

Something is blooming in the front garden all the time.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mimosa Tree

Messy or not, the powderpuff blooms are pretty and they smell like peaches! The leaf fronds are touch sensitive and will fold up when stroked. They fold up at night too. It's a nice tree to have in your neighbors yard.

Mimosa Tree

I remember a lot of Mimosas when I was a boy but they are scarce today. They fell out of fashion because they are messy and they self seed in all your flower beds.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Eye Exam

This morning was a follow up exam after my cataract surgery last month. Now I can see without glasses for the first time in my life.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tulsa Ballet Center

The Tulsa Ballet has recently remodeled and expanded their offices and rehearsal facilities.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Day Lily

Fairy Tale Pink


Richard Wallace from Horn Cannas


Orange Beauty from Horn Cannas

Sunday, June 22, 2008

It's a Dog's Life

Looks pretty good to me.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Cancer Survivors Night at Driller Park

And of course a baseball game, Tulsa Drillers vs Springfield ( MO)
Cardinals. The Drillers won, 8 to 1.

Cancer Suvivors Night at Driller Park

Free hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks.

Cancer Survivors Night at Driller Park

Celebration of Life -- I'm still tickin' after ten years!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Burgerfest - Little Miss Emily

Three and a half months of cuteness

Friday Burgerfest - Gavin and Smokey

Watch out Smokey, here he comes.

Friday Burgerfest - Mike, Amberlee and Gavin

Our long time friends Mike and Amberly.

Friday Burgerfest - Amber, Jeff and Emily

Our neighbors Jeff and Amber from across the street.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

What a Face

Would you buy a used car from this dog?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Grillin' Steaks

Ribeye steaks and Japanese eggplant
- brushed with sesame oil and sprinkled with garlic salt.

Tulsa International Airport 10:35 PM

Susan came back from Maryland.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Break in the Rain

A lovely display of Day Lilies.

A Break in the Rain

A fine Althea or Rose-of-Sharon.

A Break in the Rain

A glorius clump of surprise lilies.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Rain and More Rain

Rained all night and rained all day.
32.47 inches this year to date,
19.80 inches normal year to date.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fathers Day Lunch

David and me at Charley's Chicken in Wagoner, OK.

Fathers Day Lunch

My son David with fiancé Renee and her girls
Gabby and Katy.

Fathers Day Eucharist

Christ Church Episcopal, Tulsa

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Cannas Border Front Drive

Yellow King Humbert from Horn Canna Farm.

Cannas Border Front Drive

Variety President from Horn Canna Farm.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Orange Fence

The single path running the length of the Arkansas Rivertrail is being doubled to both a hard surface trail for bicycles and a cinder track for runners. To facilitate the work a temporary plastic mesh fence is being run the length of the path.

Our Front Garden

Chrysanthemums just beginning to bloom. These hardy
perennials bloom intermittently during spring and
summer , then heavily in the fall. They transplant
and spread easily. All these started from a single plant.

Our Front Garden

Day lilies starting to bloom now,
Dwarf crepe myrtle coming soon.

Our Front Garden

Roses have faded, mums and day lillies coming on.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Our Back Garden

New shrubs behind the deck--
they will look better next year.

Our Back Garden

The roses are a bit past prime but the cannas are coming on.

Our Back Garden

Deck and sunroom

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Entrance to Sophian Plaza

Still ritzy

The Sophian Plaza Apartments

Luxury apartments overlooking the Arkansas River.
Built in the 1920's in Tulsa's hey-day.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Arkansas River, Tulsa

Looking West across the river.

Arkansas River, Tulsa

Looking North toward I244 bridge.

Arkansas River, Tulsa

Looking South toward the 21st street bridge.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Smokey Is Eight

Cake and ice cream.

Smokey Has A Birthday Party!

Eight years old.