A blue sky with fluffy clouds over the children’s garden. I think that is the scariest feature I’ve even seen in a children’s garden. It looks like it eats children!!
We are having some typical Oklahoma Spring Weather this year. Freezing one minute, roasting the next, bone dry, and then soaking. After a few nice days it has turned cold. I did get a chance to get to the Tulsa Botanic Garden during some sunny yet windy weather. It was so windy it was making the tulips bob one way and me and my camera the other way.
From the sky to the ground. There were thousands of tulips blooming. It almost made for retina burn there were so many.
And so many colors. With the bright sun it made the petals translucent. I love that look.
How about you,? Do you have anything blooming where you live?
The weather finally broke and the sun came out and the sky was almost springlike. After our extended cold spell I never realized how warm 36 degrees could feel so warm.
Before hand we had day after day of this, and this is at the end of the day!! Ever hear of Lake Effect Snow? One morning we had “Refinery Effect Snow” the condensation from the cooling towers caused snow on the west side of downtown.
We are finally getting some clouds, the days are getting longer. We are a long ways from Spring but I am getting hopeful.
What is going on where you live?
It has been cold lately and we got a brief respite on Wednesday. It got up to 60F. Thursday morning though started out nice and then the front came through.
You can see from the temperature and windspeed graph above exactly when the front hit.
Oh well, I guess it is winter!!
Unedited photo taken in late March 2016 to the east.
It is that time of year again in Oklahoma. The storms are spinning up in west Texas in the early afternoon and then head northwest gathering energy as they go and generally hitting Tulsa well after dark. Wednesday was one of those days. My sister’s employer decided to send her to Tulsa that day right in the path. Great timing guys!!
I bet you didn’t know that Tulsa had nice sandy beaches did you? Well, we may not have beaches like this one in Orange Beach, Alabama but it is going to get close to 60F today so a lot of people are going to feel like it is a beach day.
Thank Goodness for Australia is all I say. The Australian bloggers showing the nice warm weather they have down there this time of year is about the only thing that keeps me going.
I know why snowbirds are the way they are.
So, when you think beaches does the word Tulsa pop into your mind?
Yeah, me neither.
At least we haven’t had this so far this Winter
Earlier this week, when the son still shined, I took a little longer walk than usual. I mean you have to when the sun is shining right?
I’m sure glad that I took that walk that was a little longer than usual because the sun decided to go on a New Year’s Holiday.
It may have gone to Hawaii or I don’t know where. I just know that it is not in Oklahoma. It has been cold, wet, and miserable here. So I hadn’t got out to take any other pics.
But, I sure am glad that I took a little extra time that day to enjoy the sun. I’m not sure it is coming back.
It has been raining here in Tulsa lately, a lot. It is the all day soft steady kind rather than the hard driving flood producing damaging kind of rain. We have been going through a drought so hopefully we are breaking it. Northeast Tulsa is called green country because of all the trees and general lushness. All that lushness requires a lot of water and Tulsa gets an average of 47 inches of rain a year and so far this year we are about 10 inches short of that so I hope we are making it up a little bit.
47 inches a year sounds like a lot to me. That is almost four feet of rain a year! No wonder we spend so much money on drainage projects and dams around here!
So what about you? Are you getting enough rain where you live?