Thursday, April 11, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 11 April 2024 Edition

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A view from my bike cam a few years ago during a ride one evening on the Katy Trail west of downtown Tulsa after work. The Katy Trail is a former railroad right of way converted for pedestrian and bicycle use.

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 4 April 2024 Edition

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Photo from a few years ago during one of my walks in Tulsa in April. April is such a hopeful month. It's generally warm but not hot so it is time to get out and walk a little bit. Everything is fresh and green and baseball starts. What more can one ask for in a month.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 28 March 2023 Edition

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I can't tell you how many hours and miles I have spent on Tulsa's Turkey Mountain over the years. I never get tired of it. Before I retired, I used to run and hike their after work at least once a week in all kinds of weather. I never get tired of it. This photo is from ten years ago when I captued a sunset after work.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 21 March 2024 Edition

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It's officially Spring in the northern hemisphere and we are warming up nicely in northeast Oklahoma.

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 14 March 2024 Edition

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A view of a sculpture at a place called "Top of the Rock" near Branson, Missouri. Taken while on a spring break trip a few years ago.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 7 March 2024 Edition

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Late in the evening a few years ago on an after work run on the trails along the Arkansas River.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 2024 Leap Day Edition

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Hey it's Leap Day today. I read that people born on February 29 are called Leaplings and regard themselves as being special. Of course they are! I think everybody is special. Are you a leapling? Do you know anybody who is? I can't say that I do. Anyway, Happy Birthday to all the Leaplings out there. I salute you.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 22 February 2024 Edition

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Thank you for participating in Skywatch Friday. We start a new edition every Thursday at 12:30 PM US Central Time and keep it going until noon the following Thursday. All are welcome. If you are an instagram user, you can post instagram posts here as well. I've been known to do it from time to time.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 15 February 2024 Edition

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The Prayer Tower at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. Designed as a futuristic three dimensional cross in a style known as Googie Architecture. The whole campus is an architectural marvel.


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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 8 February 2024 Edition

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Back when I worked, I was on the 17th floor of an office building that faced northwest, right down the Arkansas River as it come into town before it turned south. So twice a year, the setting sun would line up with the river, and I worked until 6 when it was dark so I would try and catch the sunset. So now I am retired and I don't have a good view of the river but I have a drone so I can send it aloft to catch sunsets from about the same height.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 1 February 2024 Edition

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A grainy image made by my pinhole camera of the iconic Praying Hands sculpture at Tulsa's Oral Roberts University. (Many ORU students and alumni prefer to call the image "Healing Hands." A pinhole camera has just a small pinhole for a lens so you have to use a tripod and a manual shutter along with an exposure meter. This probably took about two seconds of exposure. The images are very grainy but I love them. I haven't used my pinhole camera in a long time.

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 25 January 2024 Edition

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January's weather so far has been blah here in Oklahoma! The only thing keeping me going is our fellow skywatchers in the southern hemisphere posting photos of the sunny beaches and warm weather. Keep it up!!

Normally I get outside no matter the weather but this year is different. It got bitterly cold, then it go wet. After my "Leave No Trace" training I don't hike in the mud any longer and didn't feel like walking on a paved trail so I've been hitting the gym's elliptical and stationary bike machines hard. All this to say that I am not out photographing the outdoors like I usually do. Plus I got exposed to covid so I couldn't even go to the gym for five days. Oh well!!

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 18 January 2024 Edition

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Things are cold here in Oklahoma. We have had very low temperatures and a little bit of snow. But hey, the electricity and gas is on so we are warm. Of course we have to pay the bill for that when the bill comes in next month. That's next month though right?

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 11 January 2024 Edition

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Things are going to be very cold here in Oklahoma very quickly. The low Sunday is going to be 0 F (-18C) so it is bundle up time. It is supposed to snow on Monday. Oklahoma drivers are terrible on snow, just awful. I'm glad I am retired so I can just sit tight at homef and watch the crazy drivers on television.

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Skywatch Friday - 4 January 2024 Edition - Whoa!!

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I found this sign years ago in west Tulsa. I haven't been back to see if it is still there or not. I don't think the "Whoa" is official but I love a little sense of humor in our officialdom, except when the joke is on me. Nowdays you have to have a sense of humor.

I have been thinking lately about all the bloggers we have lost over the years. There have been a lot!! I'm trying to figure out how to put together a list as kind of commemoration to them.

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