Heather drove downtown on Friday and we had lunch at The Vault which is a restaurant in a converted Mid-Century Modern bank building. The building features not just a spiral staircase (for staff only) but an exterior with the old patterned concrete blocks which makes for interesting shadows. The restaurant follows through with mid century modern decor and you can order craft cocktails from the 50’s and 60’s. We of course didn’t have a cocktail but we had a great lunch.
A late afternoon on Turkey Mountain very early last Spring.
This time of year it is pretty cold, seeing how it is January and all, and the sunny days are just beautiful. They may be cold but they are nice and the sun is very low also. I shot this during my daily lunch walk at noon. Notice how low the sun is. In just seven short months the sun will be straight overhead and I’ll be dying from the heat. That’s okay as long as I’m still moving.
(True Confession Time – This photo is a couple of years old. I am so ashamed! But how can you do a post about the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens without a picture of Carl Linnaeus? The rest of the photos are just a couple week old, honest, really, yes really.)
A couple of weeks ago I found myself with a few minutes to spare between engagements so I went through the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens at Woodward Park here in Tulsa. It is a lot of garden shoehorned nicely into a relatively small space. It has also got lots of shadows.
The entrance is very inviting and shady. You can just barely see Carl way down at the end of the walk.
There are tables and chairs for relaxing.
And stone seating areas.
Saturday I ran six miles on the trails of Turkey Mountain. Of course I took my camera and took lots of pics including this classic shadow selfie. The giveaway is the thrown out elbow. Although we are still pretty green here in the Tulsa area, the sun is getting lower and making great shadows.