Skywatch Friday – Springtime in Oklahoma

Spring is really getting going now. The leaves are almost electric green. I take photos and when I look at them afterwards they look almost unnatural.

Sometimes the skies are incredibly blue.

The air is light. The temperature may so 39F outside when I wake up but it doesn’t feel near that cold.

It’s a great time to be in Oklahoma.

I took a walk with a young friend and former coworker. One of the legions of people I know leaving the hydrocarbon industry for renewables like wind and solar power. Amazing the things he told me, the innovations that are occurring right now. He’s telling me about the hydrogen economy and the role ammonia could play. I am falling behind. I have to do my homework.


You hear the phrase, there is nothing new under the sun. I have never believed it. There is plenty new under the sun and the moon.

In celebration of Spring in Oklahoma, here is “Oh What a Beautiful Morning.”

And you know, if you play one Oklahoma song you have to play the ultimate Oklahoma song. In this state everyone knows the songs and the correct arm and hand motions for “lazy hawks circling in the sky.”

Nobody else has as great a state song as Oklahoma does.

That’s enough for now. I’m linking with Skywatch Friday and also with Music Move Me.

23 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Springtime in Oklahoma

  1. Sallie

    Oklahoma! I’m sure you’re right about your State song! I remember seeing the movie with Shirley Jones and Gordon Macrae when we were in high school. Loved those musicals. Happy Spring !

  2. Eileen

    I love seeing all the trees with the pretty green leaves. Pretty sky capture.
    My mother loved those old movies and musicals. Gorgeous moon capture!
    Take care, have a great day!

  3. Penelope Notes

    There is a lot of gloom in the news but it is amazing how uplifting a song can be. Suddenly one sees blue skies, an incredibly clear moon and the future full of possibilities and inventions to help us in the future.

  4. Peter B.

    I know what you mean. Since my retirement, I’ve fallen far behind in my field. Don’t even try to keep up anymore. What is that ramp looking thing? Almost looks like a jump of some kind.

  5. Linda

    Pretty greens and blues. my parents had the Oklahoma record album. I think I knew all the lyrics when I was young.

  6. A ShutterBug Explores

    Wonderful sky shots and Spring looks great there ~ still winter in MA ~ sigh. Great music too and an awesome moon shot ~

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

  7. Alana

    Oh, those blue skies so blue, and spring green so green – I loved that first photo, the moon shot, and the sunrise light-photo, almost a golden hour. And the music. My mother in law loved the movie adaptations of musicals and I watched a number of them with her. (You are welcome to post this in the next Music Moves e post blog hop- it will be up on my blog around 12:30 am EDT Monday. People will love those photos and music.)

  8. Fun60

    Oklahoma was the very first film I saw at the cinema. My father took me. I don’t recall ever going to the cinema with him again. An amazing memory you havve stirred up.

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