Skywatch Friday – This and That

I dropped my son off at a church function a few weeks ago and I noticed that the lowering sun, the dark clouds, and the rain had the making of a decent image so I captured it on my cell phone.

We took a whirlwind trip out to western Oklahoma earlier this month. I captured this sunrise while walking the dog at the motel early in the morning. I love the western Oklahoma skies.

Nearby Broken Arrow, Oklahoma at its Veterans Park has a memorial to veterans who took their own lives when they got out of the service. Their are about a dozen silhouettes of actual people who are now gone. They call it the “War at Home Memorial.” It’s one of the most moving things I’ve ever seen.

Captured this image of the sky over the neighborhood elementary school on a dog walk.

This is an image from Tulsa’s Woodward Park earlier this month while it was still warm.

And a shot over my back fence to a sunrise last week.

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

18 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – This and That

  1. Vicki

    That is a beautiful church, I love the relections on the parking lot and the sky looks very dramatic. The sunrise is amazing. The War at Home Memorial is very sad but a great tribute. The last three photos are beautiful also.

  2. Ellen

    That shot of the church is amazing! What a beautiful memorial to those soldiers. It’s sad that there has to be such a memorial for our veterans. I love seeing the leaves on your trees. We’re still a ways out here on the frozen tundra.

  3. A ShutterBug Explores

    The church and sky shot is gorgeous ~ love the light contrast ~ Wow ~ other lovely photos too ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Eileen

    Wow, I loved all these photos. The sunlight on the church is beautiful. I like the silhouettes at the memorial park. Gorgeous sky captures. Take care, have a great weekend!

  5. Alana

    Photo #1 is amazing. The other photo that I loved, for way different reasons, was the cutout photo. I’ve never seen a war memorial like this and we need to have more of them to pay tribute to the vets who fell on hard times after their return from battle. Suicide (and homelessness) in veterans are things that should never, ever, ever happen. We should be ashamed of how we treat our veterans.

  6. Penelope Notes

    That incredible memorial is both spellbinding and chilling. The church shot is one of the best I’ve seen … so alive for a photo, inviting and mysterious. The brooding sky and near empty shimmering parking lot also tells a story.

  7. Lisa

    That is some sky in the church photo. The memorial photo is striking, and so sad. It’s an issue not to ignore though, so I’m glad it exists.

  8. Sallie

    The sky is beautiful, but oh my goodness that memorial makes me want to cry. It’s a good idea to have it though . hopefully it will help everyone who sees it to remember that our Veteran’s don’t just forget all that happened to them as soon as they get home. TYhank you for sharing and for that reminder.

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