I Don’t Need that Kind of Negativity


Friday morning I was getting coffee and I noticed the old abandoned Oral Roberts Ministries building just south of downtown Tulsa. It used to be called the Abundant Life Building. It has another owner now and they have not done anything and it just keeps getting seedier and seedier looking. 


Friday at noon found me scrambling over these rocks looking for a geocache in the slot canyons of Chandler Park.  I didn’t find it but I had a good time. This time of year is when I like look for caches like this because the snakes are dormant. 


This tree with Fall Color charmed deep in the canyon I was in. I am always amazed at how life seeks to survive.


On a little outing on Saturday I came upon this gravestone. I like gravestones with a personal touch.


Near one of Tulsa’s latest big box shopping centers I come upon this hidden pond.  I love little things like this in an urban area. Nature is never too far away. We trip and stumble and she’ll  take over.


Turn 180 degrees from the pond and I see this. An SUV from Idaho struck strangely on a Uhaul car cradle. I still don’t know how it ended up like this. It looks like it had been there a while. I ventured up and looked in the windows halfway expecting a body but nope. It looks like it has been there for a while. Sometimes it is amazing how many out of the way places there are even in the big city. Where stuff happens away from prying eyes.


I wandered a short distance away to a hardware store where I saw these snowblowers on display. You know, I don’t need this kind of negativity here in Oklahoma. 

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11 thoughts on “I Don’t Need that Kind of Negativity

  1. A ShutterBug Explores

    Nature shots are divine and I agree ~ I don’t want that white stuff any time soon ~ LOL ~ like I have any kind of control over the weather ~ Hoping for the best ~ ^_^

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

  2. Ellen

    Are you sure the snakes are hibernating already? I haven’t been out on a trail since returning from Yellowstone and I’m missing it. Please don’t show me a snowblower either. I prefer to live in a world where snow does not exist except in Yellowstone. All those feet of snow is what makes the place so beautiful in the summer.

  3. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Oh definitely too soon for snow. Wishing you a lovely long Autumn. Just this morning I read an article in Huff Post travel about your fair city… I think the title was ” 20 reasons to visit Tulsa” And the first sentence was something like ‘ don’t believe what you read about the flyover states, Tulsa oklahoma has it goin’ on! ‘. Anyway I thought of you and I believe that sentence because of your blog! (Except the city fathers might want to blast away that monstrosity in the first picture this post. ) And not mention snakes and snow…. but I hear a lot of people like at least one of those two things.

  4. Eileen Wise

    Hello, you do have great views while on your geocatching adventures. We had our first snow around 6inches, it is a little early for snow here. Enjoy your day and week ahead. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  5. islandrambles

    I love how you are always out in nature and how you are always finding something that is of interest! Too bad about that old building perhaps time to tear it down.

  6. Driller's Place

    Great collection of images Yogi. There has always been the concern that the Abundant Life Building has so many asbestos building materials in it that demolition and re-build is probably the only solution. I am with you when it comes to snakes. After the first freeze is the best time to venture into rough country. That is the most unique tombstone I have ever seen…ever. I’m guessing the Jeep owners are still trying to figure out how to free the car from the saddle. Meanwhile, who’s paying U-Haul the late fees on the rental? Those snow blowers are a once in a decade tool in this part of the country, and if we just wait a couple of days nature will melt it. Have a blessed week-end.

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