Shade and Shadows Sunday

It’s Fathers Day. Congratulations to all the fathers out there, I hope your loved ones are spoiling you, my family is. This is my dad. He is gone now and I miss him. Here is in a shady spot in the woods with a beer in hand, relaxing with family and friends. He loved doing stuff like that.

And here is our Kodi the dog on a walk passing a guantlet of shadows. The little guy lives to walk.

And here is my favorite place, Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area here in Tulsa. The bright sun sure makes for deep shadows.

Saturday I was part of a cleanup effort on Turkey Mountain sponsored by the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition. These two people were helping me clear one of the trails. Extra nice because they both had just finished running a 5K trail race on the mountain and then they grabbed the loppers and cleared out about three miles of trail. A very impressive pair of young people. I have no patience with people who disparage the generation coming up. Not me, I am very impressed with their work ethic, caring, and sense of community. Not just these two but almost everybody I meet. And as common in Tulsa we chatted a little bit and we knew people in common. I swear, Tulsa is the biggest small town I have ever lived in.

I was with them but then on a stubborn limb I was lopping, the limb gave way suddenly and one of the lopper handles popped me right on the mouth and split my lip. I bled all over my spiffy yellow safety vest. My companions gave me some gauze so I hiked a mile or so back to the lot and eventually made my way to urgent care where they cleaned my face up and sent me home with no stitches but a huge headache. I’m sure they are saying something like, “I knew we should of taken the old guy’s loppers away from him.”

Anyway, I digress. I’m linking with Shadow Shot Sunday 2 today.

12 thoughts on “Shade and Shadows Sunday

  1. Nancy Chan

    Nice deep shadows. Over here the weather is hot and I am staying in my room with the air-con on most of the day and night. Hope your wound heals fast. Happy Father’s Day.

  2. Pat

    Happy Father’s Day!
    A lovely tribute to your father. I lost mine when I was only 18 so I am sad all the time we missed together in life.
    I’m sorry to hear you were hurt doing your volunteer trail work but glad to hear it wasn’t too serious. It;s nice you had help. The trail looks wonderful and nice and shady.

  3. Vicki

    Great photo of your dad. I lost mine in2001. I miss him and my mom every day.

    I see a lot of photos of Kodi walking outside. Kaiyo loves going out but I have a hard time getting her to walk with a collar & leash. She’s getting a tiny bit better so that’s good.

  4. DeniseinVA

    A wonderful photo of your Dad. I miss mine too and he’s been gone since 1993. Ouch! So sorry to hear about your poor lip. I hope you are a fast healer.

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