Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Acura NSX

Acura NSX, a 2 seat mid-engine sports car made by Honda.  There is an interesting Wikipedia article about it HERE.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Macro Monday - Little Bird

This little bird is ready for winter.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Weekend Black and White - Warehouse Market

The original Warehouse Market Building, 925 South Elgin Avenue, Tulsa. Built in 1929.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Christ the King

Sacristy window in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Christ the King with dove.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Macro Monday - Japanese Beetle

Enough dreary winter weather, let's recall bright summer flowers and the critters that feed on them.  While not exactly our friend, at least they are colorful.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Black & White Weekend - Black Angus Cows

Black Angus are prized as beef cattle.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - The Noble Dog

The noble dog waiting patiently for a walk with his new red collar and leash. Smokey is eleven and one half years old and still in great shape. He is an American Pit Bull Terrier and the most gentle loving dog I have ever had.  Since he was 10 weeks old he has been taught good manners.  He will not lick, will not jump up on you, will not jump up on the bed or on furniture unless invited. He just looks up at you expectantly waiting to be petted. He especially likes having his ears rubbed.   He is especially gentle with children.   If the child starts to get too rough or tries to ride him like a horsey, Smokey will just quietly walk away and retire to the bedroom.  

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekend Black and White - Cabin

From Booker T. Washington National Park.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Kiddy Park

The Kiddie Park at 78th and South Riverside Drive.  We woke up to a little snow on Thursday morning.  Nothing special,  just enough to remind us that it is January and spring is still a little ways off.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Midtown Doors

Red shingle siding and a screened in front porch.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Someday Summer

Even though we have had a fairly mild winter so far in Tulsa, nothing is blooming and the trees are bare.  If we want color we will have to think about summer when the Zinnias are in bloom and the butterflies are fluttering.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Macro Monday - US One Dollar Coin

I bought a sandwich from a vending machine today, put a $5 bill into the slot and got back $1.25 in coin for change.  Not 5 quarters, but a dollar coin and a quarter.  From 1794 until 1978 the one dollar coin was large and heavy and until 1964 were made primarily of silver, hence the "silver dollar".  Beginning in 1979 a new smaller dollar coin was introduced.  It is estimated that if the new smaller dollar coin were to replace the dollar bill the savings over 30 years would be about $5.5 Billion dollars.

Unfortunately the smaller coin has been very unpopular and is rarely seen in common circulation. About the only place it is used is in vending machines.  There are several series of the new coin.  This is the reverse (tails) of the Presidential series.  The obverse (heads) is the portrait of one of the presidents this being a 2011 coin with Ulysses S. Grant.  The history of the American dollar is quite interesting and this is already too wordy.  If you want to read all about it see Wikipedia.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Weekend Reflections - Strange Bright Light

Wednesday I stopped by Philbrook Art Center to see its current exhibit of European Masterworks on loan from the Speed Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.  I came out just after 5 PM and looked across the street at a brilliant yellow light.  At first I thought a house was on fire.  Then on second look I thought it was some sort of large incandescent light.  By the time I reached my van the light shifted a bit and I realized that I was looking at the reflection of the late afternoon sun on the windowpanes of the house just across from the entrance.  I thought I would try and get a picture of it but by the time I got inside, took my camera out of its bag and maneuvered back to the right angle, the sun had dropped just enough so that the reflection had disappeared.  It is surprising how quickly the light can change late in the afternoon.  So Friday I drove back over to Philbrook at 5:00 PM, found the right spot, and got my picture.  Seen through my zoom lens it lacks the element of surprise that caught my attention earlier but is still an interesting photograph.  I hope you enjoy it.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sepia Scenes - Birdhouse Gourds

Several years ago I planted some gourd seed along my back fence.  I thought it might be fun to hav e a few gourds to turn into birdhouses or rattles or whatever.  Little did I know how vigorous these things are.  They took over the fence, ran up a utility pole and down the power lines into the next yard.  I had more gourds than I knew what to do with.  I gathered up the ones I could reach and hung them up to dry.  If you think you can't grow stuff, plant gourds, then stand back.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Midtown Doors

This very handsome home is rather new and is located on the street that runs up to Philbrook Art Center.  Most of the homes in that area are large and handsome, the new blending in nicely with the old.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

CDPB Theme for January 2012 - Best of 2011

The CDPB theme for January 1 of 2012 is to pick one photo from all those published in 2011.  Here is the photo of the little bar at the north window of the Jazz Depot, the old Frisco train station in the heart of downtown Tulsa.  The keyboard set into the floor tile made this a natural for both Weekend Reflections and the Black and White Weekend memes.  It has kind of a Humphrey Bogart feel about it that I like.  Thank you for visiting and have a Happy New Year.

A City Daily Photo Blog (CDPB) is a blog that publishes a photo each day taken in and around a particular city.  Currently there are 2,366 such blogs.  Tulsa Gentleman is a City Daily Photo Blog for Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The first day of each month there is a theme for all City Daily Photo Blogs.

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