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Shadow Shot Sunday – Shadows in the Heat

It has been hot here in Tulsa lately. Hot and steamy, just like a good movie (sorry couldn’t resisist). So I’ve been seeking out the shadows.

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Friday was my day off so I went running in the early morning. I captured a leafy shadow selfie.

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I like to walk a little bit downtown at lunch. I found myself this short, twisty turny path, with a bench. For some reason I never see any homeless people sitting in it. Everybody talks about how the economy is improving but it seems to me that the homeless population is exploding. Lots of businesses have taken out benches because so many homeless people sit on them all day. Of course with less benches, the people are now just squatting down on sidewalks. They are not threatening people and I feel for them.

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I love these purple flowers in the shade downtown.

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This is a repaired section of fence in our back yard. The two posts shown got rotted out. You can see their previous remains in the lower right hand corner. Years ago I used to help put posts in for my Dad on our acreage in Eagar, Arizona and then several years later, as summer help, in the oilfields of Texas’ Permian Basin I put in lots of posts for my employer. Fast forward forty years later when my neighbor and I were discussing this and I was thinking I’m going to have to do this. He said, “You know Alan, I am not much into manual labor any more.” Music to my ears. I found a contractor to do it and you know something it three of them two hours to dig the two posts out. It cost a pretty but it was hard work. I contributed to the effort you know. Yes I did, I took photos and passed out bottles of ice cold water. Nearly wore me out.

This is from my new personal weather station in my back yard. You can see, temperatures close to 100 every day an hardly any wind.

How about you? How are you beating the heat? Those of you in the southern hemisphere tell me how you are staying warm.

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Courthouse Shadows

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Friday mid-afternoon I took a break from work by walking down past the courthouse. We are having a slow transition from Fall to Winter here in Tulsa and as part of that the sun keeps getting lower and lower which makes for more interesting shadows like these as I went walking by the Tulsa County Courthouse. I love those big trees but I know that theoretically they shouldn’t even by alive so at some point they are going to be cut down and replaced with something smaller. Until then, I’ll enjoy them.

I’m linking with Shadow Shot Sunday 2 today.

Shadow Shot Sunday – Ramada Shadows

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Well,I’ve been absent a couple days from bloggerville. you see it has been my birthday and so I’ve been spending time with the family letting them spoil me. Today we went to Tulsa’s Linnaeus teaching gardens at Woodward Park. I saw a lot of great sights and I loved this yellowish plant and the shadowplay on the ramada above.

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Shadow Shot Sunday -Trio

I’m showing three shadow shots today.

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First is late afternoon by my MIL swimming pool. Sitting out by the pool this time of year is lots of fun.

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Second is early morning in Payson, Arizona. Arizona doesn’t put up with foolishness like illegal immigration nor daylight savings time so this was like 6 am which is still pretty dark in Oklahoma.

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This last is a self portrait from back in February.

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