Skywatch Friday – The Skies of October

I’ve been enjoying my October so far. The weather has been good and I have been doing a lot of hiking and wandering. Above is the sky over Lake Bixhoma south of Tulsa about ten miles. I love it there during the week because nobody else is there.

This is a photo taken by “cousin-in-law” in western Oklahoma of Angus cattle on their ranch.

And this is at Martin Nature Center in Oklahoma City. I stopped there for a short hike on my way to pick up son at his college.

I’ve shown these chairs before. The City of Bixby repurposed the old auto bridge across the Arkansas River to a pedestrian bridge and added all sorts of extras such as these recliners.

And of course I had to try them out.

Here is the view I had.

History Marker

The bridge ties into Washington Irving Park in Bixby where the man camped during his tour of what is now Oklahoma back in 1832.

And here is sculpture of the man. This is part of an outdoor amphitheater. The park is another good place to go during the work week cuz of hardly anybody else being there.

And this always makes me think and ponder. This is one of the girders from the World Trade Center that were destroyed on the attack on America.

So I’m really enjoying the moderate weather. How about you?

Come join me and and bunch of other photobloggers at Skywatch Friday

Late night bonus content – I flew my drone for a little while this evening.

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Roughly a little south of northwest. All these were taken at about 150 feet elevation.

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Looking almost straight west

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Roughly a little north of southwest.

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A really big cloud was passing over Tulsa. This is looking almost straight south.

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A little bit north of northwest.

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Almost straight north.

I flew the drone in “periscope mode” in other words I launched it straight up from my back yard and just rotated it and snapped a few pics.

23 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – The Skies of October

  1. Lisa

    The sky in northern Germany always looked like this 🙂
    Very cosy the chairs by the road, surely good for a little break?
    Beutiful park!
    Beautiful photos!

  2. tomthebackroadstraveller

    …at first I thought, who would want to sit on a bridge and then I read the it’s a pedestrian bridge. Thanks for hosting my friend.

  3. NANCY Chan

    Great photos from your hikes. Over here only the early morning is good for walks. Once the sun is up, it is too hot to be out in the open. There has been no rain for the past week n currently it is 34 deg C.

  4. Alana

    Those drone sky shots are wonderful! So was the info about Washington Irving; in the years I lived near Oklahoma I never heard of his 1832 visit to the Indian Territory.

  5. JM Illinois U.S.A.

    Greetings and Salutations! It is really nice to be able to walk and find interesting things right in Tulsa to do. I am like you. I look for spots to go where there are not crowds right now. However, I don’t have a RED reclining chair to relax in like you do. LOL! So enjoyed the drone sky shots.

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