Category Archives: Summer

The Eclipse From My Backyard

I opted to watch the Great American Eclipse through the trees in my back yard. And Zeus got caught without his glasses when a breeze blew the shadow of the leaves the other way. There was one bird singing out … Continue reading

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Stunning Scarlet Lilies

These lilies bloomed in early May. The scarlet color is stunning. There are five or six in an old-fashioned concrete planter. They’ve been there a few years. They usually grow about 18–20 inches tall, but this year they barely made … Continue reading

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Asian Lady Beetle, I think

Oklahoma weather will always give you something to talk about. Tornado season was late this year. Nothing until late May and then we had two “big ones” before the month was out. A two-year drought was broken in places with … Continue reading

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Sweet Autumn Clematis 2011

One day there is a tangle of vines peeking over the fence and the next day the sweetest aroma fills the air and the vines are sprayed in white. These star-like blooms are about an inch across but the little … Continue reading

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The Hottest Month Ever ~ and random pix

How did Will Rogers put it? Something like, if you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait five minutes? That’s true for the most part but July 2011 was weather of a different sort, even here in Oklahoma. Apart from … Continue reading

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Saturday in the Park

I snapped this to get an overview of the picnic area (it’s across the road from the pine trees) and it’s one of my favorite shots of the day. I think it has just about everything that makes up a … Continue reading

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Picnic at the Lake

I don’t know if this family was with our group or not, but I couldn’t resist shooting the iconic setting. For once, the limitations of my little camera seemed to work in my favor. Again, this is at Lake Willastein … Continue reading

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