Skywatch Friday – Sunset, Eclipse, River Views

I went on a walk one evening and found this sunset at the end.

We got a new backyard fence a couple months ago. I finally got my weather station reinstalled.

My sister and her husband came to visit. One day we had an eclipse party in the backyard. Everyone had the special sunglasses except for Kodi the dog but he doesn’t care about eclipses so it was all good. After this shot, I wished I had thought to launch my drone. Not to look at the eclipse but looking down at this group as it went up in the air. It would have simulated the rapture for me. Don’t worry, I’m not a rapture but I thought it would have been fun to simulate it.

I took a short bike ride and checked out the water behind the new dam on the Arkansas River here in Tulsa. The river sure looks like nice full of water.

I feel kind of guilty because the Arkansas River is braided prairie river. They have sandbars and multiple channels and support lots of wildlife. So I am conflicted. But the “new” river sure makes nice photos.


And another Lego animal from our trip to the Tulsa Botanic Garden a few weeks ago.

So that is it for this week. I am linking to Skywatch Friday and My Corner of the World.

19 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Sunset, Eclipse, River Views

  1. Penelope Notes

    Like the pic of you all looking up. It was rapture for many during the eclipse. It wasn’t visible in my neck of the woods (west and north) but I watched on tv and it was a delight to see all the excitement.

  2. Eileen

    Pretty sunset photo! I think there were a lot of eclipse parties, we did not have a good view here.
    Pretty reflection images. I like the Lego critter. Take care, have a great day!

  3. Candace Elizabeth Uhlmeyer

    Love the weather station. My dad had one, and I’ve been meaning to set something up, but haven’t managed to get it done. Maybe this summer . . . . Glad you had an eclipse celebration, although I guess your coverage wasn’t as complete as ours.

  4. Lisa

    A nice sunset, and an empty parking lot! Nice reflection at the dam. I’m glad I can’t tell it’s a dam, I have a problem with dams, even photos. Blame mother… really.

  5. Alana

    Great sunset and you and your family looked so comfy viewing the eclipse. I hope you got some good shadow pictures, too.

  6. Peter B.

    So cool that you had an ecliple party! I think you might be close or on the path of totality (lucky you!). I’m quite a ways from it, and could barely notice any difference in daylight during its peak.

  7. Pat

    Wow–what a fabulous weather station to have in your backyard!

    I follow Kody on FB who gives “Denver and Front Range Weather” predictions. He has a meteor Meteorologist background and knows what he is doing, but he also has a quirky sense of humor, He has a really big following as his weather predictions are very accurate.

    Our eclipse was only 60% so I watched the total one on TV–it looked amazing!

  8. A ShutterBug Explores

    Fun eclipse party ~ gorgeous bridge over the Arkansas ~ great series of photos as always ~ thanks,

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

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