First Skywatch of 2022!!

Son is done graduated from college and is now looking for a job. He had an early morning interview at this place the other day and I liked the light on the east facing facade and the sky. Hey you know, you gotta get photos where you find them, right?

And this is a reverse sunset, looking south from the front yard.

And a similar shot from my brother’s assisted living place near our house.

And a sunrise photo from my back yard.

I launched the drone the other day at sunset. This is looking east. I love the pink that shows up in the sky opposite of sunsets.

And this is looking roughly north of northeast. The buildings just to the right of center is downtown Tulsa.

Tell you the truth I was not overly impressed with the photos so I ran one of them through a filter.

While I was flying the drone, I took a drone selfie of me. Heather got me that vest I am wearing. It is an electrically heated vest and I love it. Not only does it heat the front and back of the body, it heats the collar, and the pockets!! I’ve been testing it and I love it. It keeps me toasty warm. I haven’t been this excited about a Christmas present since I was a kid.

Graph by moi, compiled from Oklahoma State Department of Health Data

I am wishing everybody a happy and safe New Year. I hope everybody, who can, is up to date on their vaccinations, and are being careful. Our new infections are increasing rapidly. The public health professionals are saying to pay more attention to hospitalizations now. That metric is about double what it was in early November. I know everybody is tired of it but now is not the time to just give up.

And now I am going to brag on me a little bit. I mean why have a blog if you aren’t going to highlight yourself every now and then? Anyway I won the “Company Values” category for the photo above, taken on Memorial Day in 2020.

That’s all for now. I am linking with Skywatch Friday. Come join us!!

24 thoughts on “First Skywatch of 2022!!

  1. Vicki

    Great shots! The filtered photo looks like someone painted it. I’ve never heard of a vest like that! I’d like one, only with sleeves 🙂

  2. Photo Cache

    Love the sky shot with the tree in silhouette. Good luck to your son in his job hunting. I hear there’s more jobs available than qualified applicants.

  3. Nancy Chan

    Congrats on your son’s graduation. Hope he gets a good job and something he enjoys doing. Congrats on winning the photo contest. Great sky shots. Your wife bought you a great vest. Stay warm, stay safe.

  4. Angie

    Alan – congrats to your son on his graduation! I have asked my hubby for a drone for my birthday. I am sure you did extensive research before you bought yours. Any suggestions? Man, we could use those vests here in Montana. Where did she get it? And well done on your photo win! Happy New Year!

  5. Alana

    Congrats on your son’s college graduation. Wishing him good luck with his job hunt – around here he would have his pick of jobs as it seems everyone is hiring so I hope he can be choosy and get a good employer. I like your reverse sunrises and sunsets, too – I don’t give them enough photo attention although I do watch them enough.

  6. A ShutterBug Explores

    Wow! What an array of photos ~ Great sky shots and love the photo you won an award for ~ it is excellent ~ way to go ~ A heated vest ~ that is quite the gift ~ love it ~ glad you are cozy and warm.

    Congrats to your on his graduation ~ now the difficult part ~ finding a job ~ wishing him the best ~ Xo

  7. Ellen

    Your sky shots are great, but heated vest? Where do I get one? I had no idea they made such a thing. Congrats on the award!

  8. DeniseinVA

    That’s great!!! Congratulations on winning the “Company Values” category for that beautiful photo. I can see why you won for sure. A splendid gift from Heather, just what is needed on these cold days. I like your unusual drone selfie. Still planning on getting one, still just in the planning stage 🙂 Giving an art effect on a photo gives it a second chance. I have done that with several of mine. We have had all our recommended vaccinations. My son was getting his booster shot recently and there was a man who was getting his first one. He started talking to my son in line, was very chatty ad very nice. He asked my son what he thought of getting them, and son said he had no hesitation, told the man he and his wife had to keep safe so that their parents and family members would be. The man said he had been very afraid of getting them but that with all the people he knew getting sick, he felt he had to do it. My son said something like way to go man, good for you. Our numbers in Northern Virginia have sky rocketed and the hospitals are overwhelmed. May you and your dear family stay healthy throughout, and a Happy New Year!

  9. Pat

    Congratulations on your winning photo, Yogi! It is very touching and patriotic and I could see how it would be a winner,
    Good luck to your son on his job hunt!
    I loved your sunrise and sunset photos. I am a night owl and not an early riser by nature so I miss many sunrises. Would you believe our HOA has banned the use of drones in our community? People were concerned they would be “spied on” and they did not like the noise or the fact that they frightened wildlife.
    Your new vest sounds so comfy and warm! Where did Heather find it?

  10. sallie rainville

    Congratulations on the well-deserved contest win — and thank you for sharing your skies — beautiful from everywhere you are. Happy New Year to everyone at your house!!

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