Thursday, December 26, 2019

Skywatch Friday - Christmas 2019 Edition

Tulsa's  Holiday Tree for our Winter Festival. 

I know Christmas Day is over but to me Christmas is a season and I love the time after Christmas lots more than the before. All the busy busy rush rushing is over and the vibe is relaxed. All that being said, I hope that everybody who celebrates it, had a great Christmas.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 19 December 2019 Edition


I hope that everybody who celebrates the holiday, is having a great Christmas season with time with family and friends. Next week, it will be the day after Christmas. Remember Christmas is a season and not just one day.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 12 December 2019 Edition

Solar Powered Horse Barn at New Life Ranch, a summer camp in northeast Oklahoma

Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. The skies in Oklahoma are kind of steel gray these days. The light is flat and bright most days. I hope that those who celebrate are getting ready for Christmas. So far, here in Oklahoma we have not had bitterly cold weather except that it has been cold enough to knock the ticks and chiggers down and put the snakes into inactive mode. That is a great thing for those of us who like to get out into the woods.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 5 December 2019 Edition


Another week of Skywatch Friday. Thank you so much for participating. I hope everybody is ready as those of us who celebrate Christmas are getting very busy despite admonishments to slow down and reflect. I am trying to but life keeps intervening, both real life and blogger life when the linky tool blew up earlier this week when I was trying to set up this week's SWF post. It seems like it is working now.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Skywatch Friday - Thanksgiving 2019 Edition

Thanksgiving Skywatch It's that time of year in the USA, Thanksgiving where we gather with family and friends and give thanks for all our blessings. I hope that it is a great day for you. Lets also remember all those who cannot celebrate that day because of work, illness, or isolation.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 21 November 2019 Edition

GLA 5K Race

Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. I hope everybody had a great week and took lots and lots of photos of the sky.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Skywatch Friday - Arctic Blast Edition

November 2019

I am in Memphis, Tennessee this week and wow did we get some cold weather come through and chill everything down. I hope  everybody is staying warm!!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 7 November 2019 Edition

GLA 5K Race Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. I probably won't be posting this week for various reasons but there is nothing keeping you!!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Skywatch Friday - Halloween 2019 Edition


We had a very nice weekend and I got to spend some time hiking a taking photos like the one above at Tulsa's Oxley Nature Center. Then things got crappy, wet, nasty, and cold for a couple days now. Oh well, we are plunging into winter. Fine with me, its killing the chiggers and ticks and the snakes should be quiet and hidden and the brush in the woods died back quite a bit. I love all the seasons, each of them offers something different. As we head into winter I love looking at the posts of those who live in the southern hemisphere because they are heading into summer. I'm a little jealous actually.


And it is Halloween. I love Halloween, what a great holiday. The weather is still pretty good, you don't have to buy anybody anything, and nobody feels sorry for you if you spend it alone. A little bit sad for us. Our son is away to college so we'll probably not hand out any candy. Son loved Halloween. He was about two in the photo above. Now he is twenty two. I hope everybody has a great week.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 24 October 2019 Edition

Tulsa Boston Avenue Church - an Art Deco masterpiece

Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. We start at 12:30 USA Central Time and keep it open until the following Thursday when we start anew. 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 17 October 2019 Edition

A recent scene from my neighborhood.

We are getting deeper into autumn and the days are getting shorter but we still have daylight savings time so the mornings are getting darker. We have two more weeks of this and then we revert to regular time so kids won't have to wait for the bus or walk to school in the dark. Off we go into winter!!

Welcome to Skywatch Friday where bloggers from all over the world post their best pics of the skies where they live or travel. Join in! We start every Thursday at 12:30 PM and keep going for seven whole days until the next edition starts.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 10 October 2019 Edition


Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday!!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 3 October 2019 Edition

Skies 01

The weather is always exciting to watch this year. Us in the northern hemisphere are watching summer slide away, some of us saw it slide away weeks ago and we in Oklahoma are still running our air conditioners. In the southern hemisphere, they are looking forward to spring and then summer. You see it all here on Skywatch Friday, a friendly corner of the interwebs.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Skywatch Friday - First Skywatch of Autumn 2019

River2 - sunset

Okay, Summer is over, and Autumn has started, although many of us in the more southern part of the USA are calling it "Hotumn." We are still running our air conditioners but the weather has toned down to where it is pleasant to sit outside in the evenings and watch the sunset. I hope everybody is doing well. I am looking forward to seeing what everybody has for us this week.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 19 September 2019 Edition


We are in the middle of September headed full blast to October and Autumn, cold weather and all the rest. Oh well, we still have the sky. Here in Tulsa I know that we are getting to Autumn when the setting sun starts lining up with the east-west streets. The woman behind me was honking as the light was green but I had a picture to take. You get it, right? I'll try and clean the windshield next time.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Skywatch Friday - Remembering 9-11 Edition

Bixby 9/11 Memorial
A steel support member from one of the World Trade Center buildings now on display at Washington Irving Park in Bixby, Oklahoma. 

This week we remember the attacks  on 11 September 2001 when 2977 innocent people were murdered by Al-Qaida terrorists. A lot has happened since then but suffice to say that the world is a completely different place now than it was then.

Blanket 9-11
Native American blanket on display (at least in 2014, not sure about now) at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

I'm glad that I am associated with a group like Skywatch Friday, a peaceful, supportive corner of the internet that draws people together. We need lots more of that now more than ever.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 5 September 2019 Edition - First Post Summer Skywatch

Labor Day is the traditional effective end of summer in the USA. Summer vacations are over, kids are at school, and mom and dad are buckled down laboring away earning money trying to pay for the vacations and summer camps.


But hey the weather is still warm and a little drier, the childless and empty nesters can now venture out and enjoy the off peak pricing and crowds at many places. So for everything there is a season.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 29 August 2019 Edition

The end of August has found us in Tulsa with high temperatures and humidity, rainstorms and great skies!! And it is very green here, usually the vegetation is all bleached out by this time of year.


Thursday, August 22, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 22 August 2019 Edition

Sioux Falls' - Falls Park
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating in a great family of bloggers who post their best sky shots every week.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 15 August 2019 Edition

Road Tripping in Kansas

Welcome to Skywatch Friday, a community of sky loving bloggers from everywhere!! We start up every Thursday at 12:30 USA Central Time and keep it open until the next week's edition starts. Linkup and Join in!!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 8 August 2019 Edition


Summer continues, at least for us in northern hemisphere. School starts pretty quick. Better get the good times in when you can!!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 1 August 2019 Edition

The first Skywatch Friday of the new month!! I hope everything is going well for all.



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 25 July 2019 Edition

Getting toward the end of July and the end of summer is coming in fast, so get your vacations in now! Unless you don't have kids in which case wait until the kids are in school. We are taking our family vacation late this week so I've prepared two SWF posts. I'll have my laptop with me so if something goes awry, I can fix it.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 18 July 2019 Edition

Another week and another edition of Skywatch. Here in Tulsa we had a brief interlude of dry, halfway cool weather with some strange cloud movement from east to west as the atmosphere rotated around Hurricane Barry.


I hope everybody has a happy and safe week of Skywatching!!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Skywatch Friday - Mid July Edition

It is the middle of July and the heat and the humidity have collided in Oklahoma! I don't know about you but I haven't mowed our yard in a couple of weeks and my neighbors have both mowed theirs so the heat is on me, so to speak. I guess that it is time for me to step up and get it done. I'd rather go hiking of course.


Welcome and thank you for participating in Skywatch Friday, a great community of bloggers. I hope that I can join you this week. I have all my 72,000+ photos on it except for a few I keep on my pc. Oh well, I guess we will find out how resourceful I am.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Skywatch Friday - USA Independence Day Edition

Tulsa's Freedom Fest Fireworks at Veteran's Park

July 4th is here, Independence Day, the original Brexit!! It was rocky and rough and continues to be rocky and rough but we are working through it. It is generally the biggest party in America.

Thank you for participating. We are open every day, and we start anew every Thursday at 12:30 USA Central Time.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 27 June 2019 Edition


Many apologies for being late today. Also many people are having trouble adding their thumbnail. I emailed Brent at LinkyTools and he says that he is having a problem but is working on it:

"Here's the issue... the site has over 18K old  users with 9+ MILLION old image files. So it is really bogging the system down. I am in the process of spring cleaning the old users and files. I have no idea how long it will take (a few days) and I apologize for whatever inconvenience and aggravation it causes. I'm working hard to resolve it. Linky Tools has run very smoothly for many years... I hope to have this cleared up as fast as possible.

So anyway the problem should be resolved soon. I appreciate your patience.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 2019 Summer Solstice Edition


This Friday, the 21st, is the Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year and the beginning of Summer in the northern hemisphere. To me it always seems like it comes a little late, summer has already begun in Oklahoma.

Thank you for participating and I hope you all enjoy the Solstice.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 13 June 2019 Edition

Tulsa Tough 2019

The weather has calmed down quite a bit in Tulsa. The Arkansas River is still in its banks and the rains and storms we've had although frequent have not been widespread or severe. So life has been good except for the many people who are cleaning up and rebuilding after the floods.

Thank you for participating! We start every Thursday at 12:30 Tulsa time (USA Central DST) and stay open all week until the next edition. So you are never late!!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Skywatch Friday 6 June 2019


Welcome to Skywatch Friday!! I hope you have had some good sky viewing this past week. Here in Tulsa, the rains gave us a break and with decreased inflows the Corps of Engineers were able to drastically lower the water discharge rate which made the Arkansas River level decrease by a bunch. So now the flooding is over, and the cleanup begins. I know other areas of the country have had it just as bad or worse than here. For now, I am enjoying the dry weather although we are going to have three days of rain starting tomorrow. I appreciate you participating. We start every Thursday at 12:30 PM US CDST and keep it open straight through to the next week.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 30 May 2019 Edition


Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. Sorry about the delayed start last week. We took a trip to see family and I didn't set the linky up correctly. I appreciate your patience.  Anyway, here in Oklahoma the weather has been crazy. Lots of tornado alerts, and some major flooding in Tulsa and downstream to Muskogee and clear into the Fort Smith, Arkansas area. Our family is fine and our house is high and dry but we remember those who are not so fortunate. I hope that you and your family are doing well.

We start off every week at 12:30 CDST USA and keep it open until the following edition starts so join in anytime. Check in anytime as well. There are lots of people late in the cycle. I just love the creativity and skill of the participants in SWF. I also love that newcomers are encouraged as well. All are welcome regardless of where you are in the photographic and blogging walk.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 23 May 2019 Edition


So sorry folks. I was out of town and prepared this in advance as I was going to be on the road all week and was off by a week. I am so sorry for the aggravation!!

Welcome to Skywatch Friday, I hope the skies are fair where you are!!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 16 May 2019 Edition


Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. We keep it open all week. Link below and visit as many of our fellow Skywatchers as possible and please link back to this page.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 9 May 2019 Edition

Your de Tulsa Welcome to another week of Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. We start every Thursday at 12:30 PM Oklahoma USA time and keep it going until the next edition stars.

Turns out that May 9 is also Lost Sock Memorial Day. You are supposed to honor the lone socks that you have kept and then throw them away! Yep you have to move on. It's card to a sock hoarder like me but I will do my best. And I expect you to do so also.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Skywatch Friday - World Password Day Edition


Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating!!

What is World Password Day you ask? It's a day for us to be aware of using good password habits and in particular enable multi-factor authentication. All of us are on computers and I bet we have all been hacked and it is a pain. I know people who have been hacked out of their blogs!! Check on the link on how to make your logins more secure.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Skywatch Friday: 25 April 2019 Edition

Bike Ride 22April 2019 on the RiverParks Trails

Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating! We start every Friday at 12:30 CDT USA and keep it open until the next week's addition.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 18 April 2019 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Skywatch Friday. I hope that everybody got their taxes filed in time!! Hopefully everybody got big refunds so we can buy new cameras and go on nice trips to use them!! Well maybe next year for me.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 11 April 2019 Edition


Welcome to Skywatch Friday. Another week of a variety of photos by talented photographers from all over. We had our first over 80 degree day here in Tulsa this week and it was wonderful, now it is going to cold again plus the wind has been incredibly strong and gusty. Wind blowing in Oklahoma is not really big news but this is really strong. It was tugging at the little car I drive which is rare.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Skywatch Friday 4 April 2019 - Edition

20190327-193037-2 We've made it to April!! Here in Oklahoma the tulips are blooming. The ones that survived the hail and rainstorms at least did. 20190331-121425-4 Thank you for participating!!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Skywatch Friday 28 March 2019 Edition


Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday, thank you for participating. Spring is bringing erratic weather to Oklahoma. Hailstorms and rain one day, warm sunny days the next and it is supposed to get cold again this weekend.

Thursday, March 21, 2019


Welcome to Skywatch Friday!! Bring your sky posts and link them here along with other dedicated Skywatchers all across the globe. Spring has sprung here in Oklahoma. Warm weather and some blue skies, life is good. I hope everything is going well with the new linky. I am not hearing any issues. If you have any please let me know at yogiabb(at) I appreciate your participation. This is about the bloggers who participate. I don't have control over the basic page, all I can do is post on it. I am just one guy in a chain of people over the years.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 14 March 2019 Edition


Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. The weather is finally loosening up here in Oklahoma. The weather is warm and it is raining a lot. I hope that things are going well for you, wherever you may be.

Since some bloggers had problems with the new inlinkz script I am trying the Linkytools linky to see how it works. Let me know at yogiabb(at)yahoo(dot)com if you have any issues. I appreciate your patience in this matter.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 7 March 2019 Edition - Will Spring Ever Get Here!!


We are really drawing winter out here in Oklahoma. The old saying here is that March is, "In like a lion, out like a lamb" but this is ridiculous. We have just a little bit of snow but the cold is bitter. What's up with that? I was whining about it on facebook and do you think I got any sympathy? Nope, none.

Thank you for participating and thank you for bearing with me while I deal with this new improved linky thing. The old one had a feature where you could save a setup and this one, as far as I can tell, doesn't have that. One feature I like is that the newer links go on top. So I am going to try and get that done this week.

Update on the inlinkz links. For some reason they do not seem to work for some people. Next week I will be using the Linky Toools linky. I already have a trial subscription and created a linky with it but thought it would be too confusing to have two of them the same week. Thank you for your patience.

Inlinkz Link Party

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 28 February 2019 Edition


Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. I don't know about you but I cannot wait for Spring. Mother Nature is playing with us. Outside it looks like Spring but it is very cold. Spring will be here soon enough I guess but I am a little impatient!

Inlinkz Link Party

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 21 February 2019 Edition


A shaky handheld sky. Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. I appreciate everybody who negotiated the so called new improved linky last week. We start up every Thursday afternoon at 12:30 USA Central time and keep going until the next one starts.

  Inlinkz Link Party

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Skywatch Friday - Valentines Day Edition


Happy Valentines Day today. I hope that all of who need to stocked up on cards, flowers, perfume (or cologne), candy, fine wine, and flowers, along with dinner reservations? If you didn't, well you get to pay for it all year. Anyhow, Welcome to Skywatch Friday for not only free lifestyle advice but a place to post your Skywatch posts and check out those of others.

 The linky host inlinkz has changed how they do things so I hope their changes I work!! I'll have to scramble otherwise. I appreciate your patience.

  Inlinkz Link Party

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Skywatch Friday - 7 February 2019


Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. We are starting up Thursdays at 12:30 USA CST these days. Keep in mind Valentines Day is next week so be sure and get a card, flowers, gifts, candy, you know stuff like that. Don't mess it up!!