Skywatch Friday – the Moon and More


We had a Full Corn Moon last week paired up with a crystal clear sky.

And some more clear skies on a day when I sneaked onto the new Bales Park trails here in Tulsa. They are putting up a fancy rustic wicket over the trail.

They have a nice boardwalk over a marshy area.

And Bales Park has an overlook to downtown Tulsa not very far away. That land across the freeway to the right is the very northwest end of Turkey Mountain. Nice to have two great public areas so close together. The highway department is redoing a freeway interchange at the center left of the photo. As part of the work the highway guys are putting in a bench to be used as a trail connector between Bales Park and Turkey Mountain. It was a big enough deal that US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to town and made a press conference at the interchange to talk about the project as part of a project to reconnect parts of Tulsa that have been semi-isolated since the 1950’s. Here is the link to an article about it. Hilarious because Oklahoma’s Representatives and Senators all voted against the project and now they are all taking credit for it.

And switching gears, here is photo that is not mine.

Jigsaw puzzle – not my photo

Another jigsaw puzzle on my ipad. I think of Monument Valley. I am not sure.

25 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – the Moon and More

  1. Sallie

    Wonderful full moon. That paragraph about your politicians really says a lot — covering both bases they are as usual. It is wonderful to have both those city parks and this one also seems like a great place to enjoy nature — just like Turkey Mountain is from all your posts). The freeway intercahange seems like a great thing – it’s hard to imagine how anyone who lives there would not have wanted to have this project completed. but I haven’t followed your link to the story yet and I will).

  2. Ellen

    Another amazing Tulsa trail project. I’ve never seen anything like what your city does for its citizens. I never knew that was called a wicket. The GOP is good at taking credit for other’s ideas. (Not a political statement).

  3. Photo Cache

    We have a table at work with a jigsaw puzzle and anyone who takes a coffee break and would love to work on it, works on it. So far, they have completed two puzzles. Whoever thought of putting a puzzle was brilliant and didn’t realize that many in my company are into puzzles.

  4. Angie

    Alan – terrific moon photo. The “belly button” is intriguing to me – I want to poke it or pull it to see if it would deflate like a balloon! OK, my imagination got away from me a little there … have a great weekend!

  5. Alana

    Amazing moon capture. Tulsa deserves a lot of credit for the new biking/walking trails they are putting in. But: I am shocked! shocked! reading that politicians who didn’t vote for something taking credit for it. The Bronx (a borough in New York City, where I grew up) was also a victim of highway construction isolating neighborhoods.

  6. JM Illinois U.S.A.

    Chicago got its pet name of being the Windy City not because of nature but because of the politicians. Tulsa might being in the same gang. LOL! I was not familiar with word wicket. I am now a word wiser. I like that the wicket is rustic. Lucky residents with two beautiful biking and walking trails to use. How many piece puzzle? Nice job!

  7. Amy

    Boardwalks through wetlands is always a good thing, it keeps people off the wet grass etc, they are very popular here especially for cyclists.

  8. DeniseinVA

    Your moon shot is amazing! The detail is impressive. You have probably seen this before but at the link below, it actually names what you have taken in your photo, plus other sides. It’s fascinating.

    A lot of good work being done on that trail. Kudos to them. A great photo of downtown in the distance also.

    That’s a wonderful photo on the jigsaw puzzle. Monument Valley is one of my favorite sights when we traveled out that way, but it’s been several years now. On the right is one of the mittens. There are other photos on Wikipedia at the following link.

    Have a great weekend!

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