Autumn Skywatch

Oklahoma City Starbucks Sky

The family loaded up earlier this week and traveled to western Oklahoma. 


We went to Clinton, Oklahoma. I went over and took this photo early in the morning of their Route 66 Museum. 


Later, I took this photo of this tree in our hotel parking lot. I love Fall Color.


We were in Clinton for the funeral of a family member. He was one of those great guys in life. Not flashy or one to call attention to himself but very nice, very smart, and a great guy. He was married almost sixty years and raised a great family. He was also a John Deere mechanic for about the same amount of time. They said he bled green. 


His employer, the local John Deere dealer parked these two huge tractors in front of the church in his honor. I had never seen anything like that before!!


Back in Tulsa, I found this giant cottonwood tree in a tiny little park in East Tulsa. 


Fall can even make parking lots look better.


Close by I came across this church called “God’s Church.” I love the confidence in the name. I checked out their web site and they seem to be a vital and active part of the community ministering to their members and the community. What more can you ask of a church?

I think this is my blog post 3001 more or less. I’ve been doing this blogging thing for over ten years now and I really do appreciate the support I’ve got for my humble little slice of the interwebs. 

That’s about it for this week. I’m linking with Skywatch Friday.

21 thoughts on “Autumn Skywatch

  1. Andrea

    That first sky is spectacular! And i guess we were classmates in starting out our blogs, hehehe, because i am also 10 yrs now blogging, non-stop! And i also thank you for being always there, even if the rest of us in gardening blogs have stopped or maybe just vacationing.

  2. Alana

    You bring back memories of when husband and I took our then young son to a John Deere museum in (?) Moline, IL – not sure but it was one of the quad cities of Illinois/Iowa. And we’ve been to Rt 66 State Park near St. Louis, IL, in what was once the town of Times Beach. That is one fascinating history. I’m sorry for the event that took you there, but happy that you shared these pictures.

  3. Lea's Menagerie

    Sorry for the loss of your family member. How special to have the tractors there like an Honor Guard.
    Beautiful Autumn photos. Congratulations on your blogging milestone!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Driller's Place

    Nothing says Route 66 like glass block and a ’63 Impala Super Sport.
    Only in small town America will you find a local resident honored by their former employer in such a way. Fall has come to the Ozarks as well and I just can’t photograph it all. Another nice set of images Yogi. Well done.

  5. Peter B.

    Congrats on 3,000 posts! That’s a huge accomplishment. I love the tractor tribute. He must have been quite a guy and well liked. Wonderful photos and excellent edits. The tractors jump right out of my computer screen!

  6. Angie

    What a terrific selection of pictures in this post … yes, fall color and interesting skies can enhance many a parking lot or Starbucks! It really says something about your family member and John Deere as a company that they would park those tractors outside the church. A simple thing, but it means a lot!

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