Happy New Year Skywatch

Tulsa County Courthouse
(Older photograph)

New Year’s eve I had to go downtown and pay our real estate taxes. Yep, I hold on to the money until the very last minute. I actually like going to the courthouse and seeing how functionaries function. The assessor’s office is very efficient. All hands on deck there New Year’s eve to take care of people like me. Some sad faces close by though. They are on the same floor as the family court and there were tears there. I have a very blessed life is what I can say. My prayers go out to those having difficulties.

I’ll be going back though at the end of the month. Got a stern looking letter from the very same courthouse telling me to report for jury duty!! I haven’t done jury duty since about 1983 in Panorama Village, Texas north of Houston. We had a trial for a guy accused of speeding. Found him guilty, by gum. The town needed the cash!! Especially from non-residents.

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I left downtown and ventured to East Tulsa. I came upon this new gateway sign going in on US 66. I think it is beautiful. They are almost done with construction. So that is looking roughly south of north west.

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I turned to the south and took this photo. We had decent skies on New Year’s eve.

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This is what I was looking for in that area of town. A geocache. In my quest to get 2000 caches by the end of 2019 I try and find ore two every day. I’m at about 1632 or so. I have a tracker on the right sidebar to this page. This cache was cool because it was in the owners front yard and wasn’t hidden at all. I love those that are easy to find.

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As far as Skies are concerned, New Years Day was a bust. I went on a five mile or so hike on Turkey Mountain and it was gray and cold the whole time. I have to tell you that I loved it anyway. I’ve got the gear and clothes to stay warm and comfortable in most kinds of weather.

I have to tell you about my new toy for Christmas. I got a drone, one with a camera. An inexpensive one to learn on. A Zeraxa Pro. I finally took it out for a spin in a park hardly anybody ever visits and I loved it. It is very stable and responds well to the controls. So I am just learning the basics of flying and trying to smooth my movements out. Later on maybe I can get one with a lot better camera. As you can tell, Oklahoma is very brown right now.

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I think it is kind of pretty. And don’t worry I wasn’t drinking and flying!!

I am linking with Skywatch Friday

9 thoughts on “Happy New Year Skywatch

  1. Ellen Polyard

    Looks like you’re doing great with the drone. Does Turkey Mountain allow them? I love the Highway 66 sign too! Happy New Year!

  2. Driller's Place

    Okay, now I want a drone, preferably one that is crash proof. I sure you will love this and all of the equipment will get better as you upgrade with experience. I love the thought of aerial photography.
    I am with you on family court. It is typically not someplace that anyone wants to find themselves. There just doesn’t seem to be any winners in that situation. And, like you, I am blessed beyond description in the family area. Have a blessed new year.

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