Skywatch Friday – Shannon Springs Park

More views from our trip to Chickasha, Oklahoma to see our son who is attending college there.

Shannon Springs Wicket

We spent some time at Shannon Springs Park which started out as a stop on the Chisholm Trail during the post Civil War years. The trail was how cattle got from Texas to railheads in Kansas. Shannon Springs was a major source of water on the trail.

Shannon Springs Lake

It became a city park and later enhanced by the WPA. The city has continued to add to and maintain the park and it is quite attractive.

Shannon Springs Christmas Tower

It is the site of the Chickasha Festival of Lights held during the Christmas season every year. I’m guessing the tower above is a big Christmas Tree.

Shannon Springs Strange Stuff

I puzzled over this thing for quite a while and don’t know what it is. Do you suppose it represents a Loch Ness monster of some sort only in the park’s lake? Nah, I don’t either.

Shannon Springs Caretaker Cottage

I loved the stone caretaker’s cottage. I don’t think it is occupied any more.

Moon 2020-02-08 topaz hdr dramatic

To end the post, this is the Wolf Moon, or Snow Moon last week. I love taking moon photographs.

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20 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Shannon Springs Park

  1. Eileen

    Hello, beautiful sky captures. I like the views of the park and the water. I hope your son is doing well at college. Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

  2. Driller's Place

    I love that caretakers cottage. It looks as though it has always been on the property and it will last forever. Simple design, timeless construction from native materials makes for a beautiful little structure. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Sallie

    Lovely things I learned in this post: 1. There is a college town in Oklahoma named Chickasaw and it’s lovely. 2. Shannon Springs Park is great and they are teaching kids to enjoy abstract art in the form of playground equipment. And best of all 3. Your son, whom we’ve all watched grow up, is doing well on his own at the aforesaid college! 4. Life is good. Thanks for sharing it.

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