Friday, August 31, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Tulsa Sky

A view of the Tulsa sky from Chandler Park.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Happiness is - - -

- - - a new Spiderman Mask.  And People watching for the City Daily Photo Blog.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Macro Monday - One More Tiny Rose

Please excuse my posting of one more miniature rose and then I will give them a rest.  It just amazes me that such tiny roses can be so perfect.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Weekend Black & White - Haskell, Oklahoma

Haskell was established in 1904 on the Midland Valley Railroad. The population was 2,007 at the 2010 census, a gain of 13.7 percent from 1,765 at the 2000 census. Haskell was named for town site developer Charles N. Haskell, the first state governor of Oklahoma.  Haskell is about 40 miles southeast of Tulsa.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday Challenge: Growth - Birdhouse Gourds

If you have been following this blog for a long time you may remember my great gourd adventure of 2004.  I decided to plant a few birdhouse gourds on the back fence.  I had planted pole beans back there and thought a few ornamental gourds might be fun.  Before long the gourd vines had covered the entire fence, climbed up a utility pole in the corner, and grew down the lines into the next yard.  Don't plant birdhouse gourds unless you are serious about having lots of gourds.  Yes I know I could have cut them back but where's the fun in that?

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Tulsa Baseball

Tulsa Drillers 7, Arkansas Travelers 2

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Macro Monday - Little White Rose

Here is another look at my 3 for $10.00 miniature roses.  I put them all in one pot so I have a one-pot rose garden.  The interesting thing about miniature roses is that while they look delicate they are really tough little guys.  

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Weekend Black and White - Fairgrounds Pavilion

The art deco style Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion was designed in 1932 by Leland I. Shumway.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Freight Train, Blue Sky

No plane but a train and an automobile. Do you remember the movie?

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Bite Me Bar

Just west of downtown Tulsa is an older part of town that was settled by working class folks in the early years when the city was growing rapidly.  These are modest homes many of them duplexes, some are well maintained, some not so much.

Why "Bite Me Bar"?  I dunno, that was the sign on the door.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Macro Monday - Little Red Rose

Another of my 3 for $10 miniature roses.  I am getting my money's worth.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Lake Yahola

Lake Yahola is a reservoir in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This city-owned, 2-billion-US-gallon (7,600,000 m3), concrete-lined lake is an integral part of the Tulsa water supply, and receives water by pipeline from Lake Spavinaw. It is located in Mohawk Park, adjacent to the Mohawk Water Treatment Plant. The reservoir was completed in 1924. The treatment plant went into service in 1929. (Wikipedia)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Ripe Tomatoes

Fresh ripe tomatoes at Conrad Farms in Bixby.  These tomatoes were on the vine only a day or so ago.  They are at their very peak of flavor and freshness.  We like to slice them up with some cucumbers and sweet onion and sprinkle them with a little oil and vinegar or just salt and ground pepper.  Add some sliced avocado and you are in heaven.  My oh my!

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Macro Monday - Little Pink Rose

We went to a new market today and bought 3 beautiful miniature roses for $10.  They did not have a variety name on them so they will have to be known as Pink, Red, and Yellow.  This little guy is about the size of a quarter.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Weekend Reflections - Watermelons

Conrad Farms, Bixby, Oklahoma

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Black & White Weekend - BOK Center

The Bank of America Center in Tulsa is a multi-purpose event and sports venue designed by Cesar Pelli and opened in August, 2008.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Across the Mississippi

We crossed the Mississippi River on our road trip a month ago.

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Tulsa had the hottest temperatures in the nation 
today (Wednesday). The temperature downtown 
with all the concrete and steel was 117 *F.       .    

Please send rain!   .

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thursday Challenge: Tough - Oklahoma Summer Weather

The high temperature in the City of Tulsa on Wednesday, August 1st was 112 *F.  By 9 PM it was still 100 *F.  So far this summer we have already had 24 days with temperatures above 100, and the hottest part of the summer is ahead of us.  I would say that is TOUGH ENOUGH!  

Our Senior Senator Mr. Inhofe has written a book explaining that Global Warning is a myth spread by feeble minded Democrats.   However, some of us are not convinced.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012