Mosaic Monday – Butterflies & More at the Tulsa Botanic Garden

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Butterflies from the Tulsa Botanic Garden. My very first mosaic made in photoshop. I promise I will get better.

Saturday Heather and I decided to go up to the Tulsa Botanic Garden. It has been at least a couple years since we have been which nowadays is like a lifetime.

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Nucklehead pumpkins at the Tulsa Botanic Garden

The previous day, we were overwhelmed by what happened on the way home. In fact, about a block from where we live.

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They had a scarecrow contest. Heather and I both voted for this one.

Almost home and we came upon a scene that was hard to compute. Cars stopped in the road. People out and about and a man down on the ground.

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More knucklehead pumpkins.

We stopped, got out of the car to see what is going on. The man down on the ground threw himself out of the car his wife said. She had a grandson on the spectrum in her car. Heather went to check him out and calm him down.

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A persimmon grove. Over 100 years old, all these trees are connected via their roots. In other words, all these trees are the same tree.

So I stayed with the woman who was trying to calm her husband down. He was moving here and there, wanting to know what happened and begging for help. Two different cars of people were stopped, calling 911, reporting the incident.

A giant Oak tree. there is Heather off to the left.

Most people were just sliding by in their cars. Not stopping but getting a good look.

Heather on the trail. We both love the trails out in the woods.

The lady told me that he fell out of the car. I didn’t know why, I didn’t really care. He had a sharp crease on his scalp and was bleeding profusely. Also it looked to me like he broke a couple fingers. I kept trying to calm him, telling him help was on its way.

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Lots of butterflies!

I knew help was coming, but it seemed like it took forever. Meanwhile the guy was inconsolable and moving here and there. His wife was talking to him and I kept telling him that help is on its way. I felt like yelling at him, but you know, people in this situation don’t suffer from hearing loss.

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They had a scarecrow contest.

Finally, the ambulance showed up and and a fire truck. I was really impressed with the teamwork between the two groups of guys. You could tell they knew they had a serious situation and they moved quickly and urgently but in control.

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This was Heather and I’s favorites.

The police showed up and and also moved quickly, efficiently, and calmly, finding out what happened. The firemen had a stuffed bear for the child in the car.

So Heather was with the child, who was on the spectrum, in the car. I went up there and hung out and let the wife talk to the police in private about what happened. There was a lady who was asked to stay because she saw the whole thing from the beginning.

So hug your kids close and pray for those who are not so lucky.

I am linking with Our World Tuesday and with Mosaic Monday. Come join the parties!

13 thoughts on “Mosaic Monday – Butterflies & More at the Tulsa Botanic Garden

  1. Citu

    Lindas mariposas , adore las calabazas. Y el espanta pájaros. Uy que pena lo que le paso a esa persona que bueno que le ayudaron. Te mando un beso

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  2. Ellen

    The botanic garden and scarecrows look great! More importantly, talk about being in the right place at the right time. Thank goodness you and Heather were there to provide support. I’m sure it was traumatic for you, but thanks for being caring humans.

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  3. Penelope Notes

    Great seasonal photos amid a Halloween story you had to tell. I suspect the family had no idea about what would befall them when they first got in their car that day. None of us knows what’s around the corner so, yes, a hug and some kindness are certainly appreciated.

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  4. Angie

    Alan – how brave and kind of you and Heather to help in this situation, and what a relief when the cavalry arrived! Thanks so much for joining in Mosaic Monday with these gorgeous Autumn scenes!

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  5. Pat

    So glad you and Heather were there to help calm the injured man and his wife and grandchild, Yogi, while emergency services were on their way. I hope the man will be OK!

    The botanic garden looks wonderfully decorated and festive–the scarecrows made me smile!

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