Thursday, June 23, 2022
The summer solstice has happened and it is hot and dry here in Oklahoma. Of course we don't complain. It is Oklahoma after all. It'll cool down the second week of September, maybe. I don't really mind the heat too much. I have got used to it.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
|Years ago, my father and I tracked down Geronimo's grave out in the middle of nowhere on the sprawling US Army Base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. We got there right at the last light of day.|
The Apache chief Geronimo was born on June 16, 1829 in what is now Arizona. He died February 17, 1909 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He fought the United States and Mexican Armies for years. He finally surrendered in 1886 and spent the rest of his life as a prisoner of war under some pretty loose restrictions. Check out more here.
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Thursday, June 2, 2022
|A "Cowboy Church" in Antlers, OK USA|
Here in the United States, summer is generally meant to start the week after Memorial Day at the end of May. School is out, the swimming pools open, and families start hitting the road for vacations and reunions. Gasoline over $5 a gallon is going to put a damper on that but we are flying free after two plus years of lockdowns and staying home.
I hope everybody is safe out there. I'm continuing to think about Ukraine under the brutal invasion. I'm also praying that the USA can come to some sort of measures to help prevent mass murder. Enough is enough. A couple hours after I put this post together (on Wednesday) we had a mass shooting event here in Tulsa at a hospital with four innocents murdered and the shooter killed himself.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Thursday, May 19, 2022
May in the great plains of the USA, interesting weather ahead!! Take care and make sure you know what is going on!!
Next week I'll be out of touch. The family is taking a little break from everything. I am setting up next week's SWF post so that should be fine. I hope everybody out there is doing a little self care!! Very important in these divisive times. I'm so thankful for the gentle corner of the world occupied by photobloggers.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
|A pond with ducks on Tulsa's Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area|
I got up this morning and instead of going to my regular Thursday morning yoga class I decided to go on a bike ride. Yesterday was an errand day and I was really wanting some outside time and it has been hot so I needed to go in the morning because I am a pansy like that. I was on the incoming leg of my ride and my thoughts ventured to Skywatch Friday and then it struck me. That's today!!! I guess in these hot hazy days my mind got a little hot and hazy as well so I hurried on back to the car, came home, showered and sat down to the computer. I'll have this done with about 10 minutes to spare. It's been a while since I missed a post and I don't want to start now.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Cindo de Mayo (May 5th) is a holiday in Mexico celebrating their army's victory of the French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It is not Mexico's Independence Day, that is on September 16, 1810. Strangely enough, I read that Cinco de Mayo may be more popular in the USA than in Mexico.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
April is almost over but the evenings and many days are still cooler than what seems normal. Oh well, it's Oklahoma. It will be hot and humid here soon enough.
Thank you for participating. I love that photoblogs are still the peaceful, amiable, and supportive parts of the internet. Thank you everybody for helping to keep it that way. I think it is important to keep everything chill here.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Spring continues to be wet, windy, and cool here in Oklahoma. I am supposed to be watering a monarch waystation at a park here in Tulsa but I have not had to do anything in weeks.
Continuing to send thoughts and prayers for peace for the Ukranians as the Russian invasion pivots to a new objective.
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022
It's Saint Patrick's Day this year. And guess what I do not have one single photo that has anything to do with the day. Shameful thing for a blogger to admit to I know. But I do have lots of sky photos, and so do you!! So enjoy the day.
And thoughts and prayers to the Ukranians suffering under a brutal invasion from Russia.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
March is so changeable in Oklahoma. Last week I activated our sprinkler system and planted wildflower seeds on a monarch waystation. This week it's been below freezing and we are supposed to get snow tomorrow and bitter cold so I have rewinterized our irrigation system and making sure I know where my coats and gloves are. It'll warm up eventually, right?
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Wow, lots of things going on the last week. Here in the US we had the Super Bowl with a great game, and the Winter Olympics are going on. I love the winter Olympics. The athletes are putting on a great show. What they do just amazes me. Sure I like the see the USA athletes compete but I applaud all the athletes from everywhere for all the work they put into what they do. And then Valentines Day!! I hope everybody remembered!!
Thursday, February 10, 2022
We are on the downside of winter, I just can just feel it. The days are getting longer, the sun is a little higher in the sky, the light is changing in so many ways. It's going to be cold for quite a while longer but sometime in March it will break. Here in Oklahoma we say about March "In like a Lion, out like a Lamb."
I hope everybody is healthy and doing well. We seem to be on the back side of hte Omicron variant. I don't want to see any more variants.
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Much of the USA got hit by a storm recently including Oklahoma. We took advantage of a few nice days before the storm to go hiking. I hope everybody is safe and warm. I appreciate our southern hemisphere bloggers who post photos of their summer vacations. I always kind of wonder how flat earth people explain that? But never mind. I appreciate everybody's participation and interaction.
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Thank goodness for the sky to keep us sane! We got saber rattling in Europe and missile launches in Asia and Covid is still running rampant across the world. The sky is ignoring all that and putting on daily shows everywhere, for free. I appreciate the gentle corner of photo blogs where we can get some peace and quiet.
Everybody stay safe and sane out there. Thank you for participating!!
Thursday, January 20, 2022
“Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.” – Mia Kirshner
I hope everybody and your loved are safe and healthy.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
|Lufthansa-Technik - A little bit of Germany in Oklahoma, USA|
Welcome to another week of Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. We are now beyond the all the uproar from the holidays and now we get to buckle down and figure out to pay for all those presents and lose the weight we gained. Good luck with all that is what I say. Just keep on clicking at the skies and it will all be okay! Right?
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Welcome to the first Skywatch Friday of 2022 everybody. Stay warm and you folks in the tropics and southern hemisphere please don't forget your sunscreen and be sure to post all the beach photos you can. I love them.