|Note the doll on the little girl’s back and the baby on the mother’s back.
I had lunch with a friend Friday. I stopped at Centennial Park on the way back to the office to snap some photographs of the park. On my way back to my car I passed a set of bronze sculptures installed on a traffic island. I found it totally charming. The artist is John Gooden of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. It turns out that the traffic island is a park called Medicine Wheel Park.
The installation is called “Games on the Way” and it shows a mother carrying a baby walking on a path accompanied by a little girl carrying her own baby and a boy playing “Shoot the Hoop.” Everybody is smiling and they seem in total harmony with each other.
The sculptures are sponsored by the Indian Health Care Center of Tulsa and it is meant to outline their approach to care as nurture: “An embracing approach to care to strengthen physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness within a family.”
|All photos are HDR processed. Without it the sculptures are just big dark colored blobs. With it you can see the details.
And who can argue with that?
I love coming on unexpected finds like this.
Have you come upon something great lately? Tell us about it.
I’ve been playing with my new old school 35mm plastic camera. It does bleak really well. The above was taken on the Oral Roberts University campus before New Years. The below was shot at the Arkansas River Parks.
I’m really into bleak for some reason.
I also like serendipity. SuperPizzaBoy and I were on an errand last week. We drove past one of the most run down and decrepit houses I’ve ever seen. It had a big hand painted sign that said $150 a month plus bills. I had my plastic camera with me so I stopped and took a picture.
Later that day we went to the airport to pick up my brother. I took some photos waiting for him including one of a custom red car in the parking lot. I posted it earlier this week but here it is again.
I also took a picture of it with my film camera. Of course you have to wait to get the results back from the developer. This was the result.
I forgot to advance the film so I had a double exposure. I love the result.
What is your latest serendipity?
If you are a blogger, you should always have your camera with you. Case in point, on our way to the John Mayer concert here in Tulsa we passed this scene right in front of Holy Family Cathedral. Have you ever seen a more elegant couple?
Right after I snapped the pic, the groom looked at me, I gave him the thumbs up, he smiled and nodded his head. He was one proud groom. I wish them a long and happy life together.
Priest : Since it is your intention to enter into marriage, join your right hands, and declare your consent before God and his Church.
Groom: I, take you to be my wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.
Bride: I, take you, to be my husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.
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Check out That’s Baloney for other pairings of words and photographs.