Thursday, February 2, 2023

Skywatch Friday - Groundhog Day 2023 Edition

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Meet Punxsutawney Phyllis doing her thing in 2013 our cranky 20 pound Maine Coon  who we recruited every year to go outside so we could see if she saw her shadow. She never did warm up to the job and she is long gone now but we (by that I mean everybody but her) had a lot of fun. It was always a good idea to wear a heavy duty canvas coat and leather gloves when taking her out to see if we could see her shadow.

West Tulsa Sunset

The days are getting longer but I'll tell you that February and March will break your heart in Oklahoma. It will be cold and windy. That's okay by me. I love hiking and not worrying about the snakes and insects is great. Plus there are a lot less people out and about.



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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Skywatch Friday - 26 January 2023

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Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. I appreciate everyone's participation. The above photo is from 2014, when I still worked. I had a cubicle facing a western window in a high rise with a direct view of the Arkansas River. I took photos almost every day in the winter of the sun setting. I hope everybody is doing well!!

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Skywatch Friday - 19 January 2023

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A view of the CityPlex Towers in Tulsa. 2.2 million square feet of space in three buildings. Now it is a commercial property. Way back when it was the City of Faith Hospital and Research Center that failed back in the late 1980's. I love seeing buildings repurposed. The views from up top are wonderful.

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Skywatch Friday - 12 January 2023

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This is a photo of Swan Lake here in Tulsa taken with a film pinhole camera that I had. I loved playing around with it way back when and am feeling the need to get back into it. It has no lens, just literally a tiny pinhole camera and you have to manually open and shut the shutter. No focussing, no zooming, no nothing. I use an iphone app to determine how long to hold the shutter open. Generally it was at least a few seconds of exposure required so I used a tripod.

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

First Skywatch Post of 2023

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(The view from my office in January 2013, from back before I was a shiftless retired person.

Hey, here we are! Another year! It seems like just yesterday it was 1986. The days are long and the years are short is what it seems like. Here's looking to a great 2023!!

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