Skywatch Friday – 4th of July 2018

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I started my fourth of July with a walk around Tulsa’s Lafortune Park. It is a little over 3 miles in length and is just the right size for a walk or run. The trail goes around two golf courses including a par three circuit that is under renovation. Despite it being a holiday, the construction crews were busy working under the already hot sun despite being early in the day.

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Later on, I passed Saint Francis Hospital. Their landscaping crews were also out working. So what is up? I am the only guy not working on the fourth?


I finished my walk and Heather and I dropped Logan off at his job at the Neighborhood Walmart and then went to Nana’s house. She and friends had been out shopping so all the women had matching July 4th tshirts. I didn’t have a tshirt, but I had a camera so I was assigned the task of documenting the occasion.


And then we moved to the pool. That felt good on such a hot day.


And my lovely wife, and me in the reflection of here glasses.


And a shot from underwater to me above the water.


And then more people showed up and I was assigned grill duty. I love grilling with a full grill. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, and ears of corn, plus a lot of other food.


And then fireworks. I had VIP  tickets to the big Tulsa fireworks show but we were all chilled out in at the house and didn’t feel the need to jump in the car and drive like mad.


Some of the neighbors put on their own show. Not the big show close to downtown but nice enough.



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21 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – 4th of July 2018

  1. Peter B

    That BBQ looks great, and love the fireworks you captured. Overall, looks like you had a wonderful 4th. But
    I feels sorry for the folks that had to work!

  2. Driller's Place

    Nice set of images Yogi. Grilling for family and friends is a 4th of July tradition around here as well. Wow! St. Francis has changed since I last drove by it. Have a blessed week-end.

  3. Joyful

    The sky photos are lovely. Glad you enjoyed your 4th of July celebrations. The ladies look like they had a great idea to get in the pool. It’s nice you were the master griller for everyone. It’s a job that is best done by those that know how to do it well. I understand you staying put to watch smaller scale fireworks. After all the holidays are about relaxing and vegging out not competing with everyone else to see the big fireworks.

  4. Alana

    We had hot skies, too (and our municipal fireworks were postponed after a thunderstorm in the afternoon). Nice “unofficial” fireworks. Happy you didn’t have to work.

  5. Carol

    You started with sky photos with an amazing blue, Alan. Looks like you had a great 4th – thanks for sharing your celebration with us.

  6. A ShutterBug Explores

    Great capture of the cloud formation and what a fun time you had sharing with all the ladies ~ looked like a Happy 4th!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Angie

    Looks like you spent the Fourth in the ideal way – a walk, time in the pool, grilling with family and fireworks. Spectacular! (I guess there’s always somebody working … hope they were earning triple time!)

  8. Ellen

    Looks like a good time. I’m impressed that you can grill all that stuff at the same time!

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