Skywatching and Other Watching

I launched my drone the other day and went up 50 meters over the back yard. We had a little color for the sunset, not much, but some great clouds.

Sunday morning I went geocaching up in the Tulsa suburb of Catoosa. Came across this ammonia plant. I’m a chemical engineer so I like this kind of thing plus they use lots of natural gas both as a feedstock and for fuel for their processes.

Also in Catoosa, there are lots of pecan orchards up there. People hide geocaches near them and deer like to graze in the grass underneath. That is all coming to a screeching halt soon. They are subdividing this huge orchard. Makes me want to cry.

Went on a walk around Tulsa’s Lafortune Park. A big sprawling park that incorporates a high school and their various ball fields, a regular and par three golf course, several little league baseball fields, an American Legion baseball field, this high school baseball field as well as a softball diamond for the women, a public library, some gardens, an indoor and outdoor tennis complex, a public swimming pool, some great picnic areas and wonderful playparks for kids, and a three mile long walking/running path winding around all these facilities. I love it. Great photo ops.

Still at Lafortune, I love construction equipment.

A pond,

And lastly at Lafortune. My favorite moose.

My wife and I took a 2.7 mile hike at Turkey Mountain. Went by the hub, the highest point on Turkey Mountain. It’s about 300 feet above the lowest point on Turkey Mountain but hey it has a great view.

Looking Happy at the Start!

I ran a 5K trail race on Turkey Mountain last Saturday. When I say I ran it, I meant I walked it although I did trot some of the flat slightly downhill segments. I started out in last place but I passed a lot of people during the course of the race. Funny thing is that when I finished the race there were people already there who I had passed. I didn’t care but that happens in these races sometimes. Nobody cares especially since it wasn’t anybody who was in contention to place. I’ll have a separate post about the race later. Maybe.

So that is about it for this week. I’m linking with Skywatch Friday and My Corner of the World

18 thoughts on “Skywatching and Other Watching

  1. Linda

    Great shots! I especially like the pond and sky, the moose and the view from the highest point of Turkey mountain.

  2. Eileen

    Beautiful skies! Love the view from the top of Turkey Mountain .
    The moose is cute. I would like a pretty beach and a relaxing vacation spot.
    I hope you find someplace great to go.
    Take care, have a great day!

  3. Alana

    I liked that overlook on Turkey Mountain. Quite a view. I also liked the moose statue although I was thinking Tulsa might be a bit too south for them-maybe not.

  4. In the Company of Me

    These clouds stole the show! Love the different sky textures that you captured in photos. Congratulations on finishing the race! I don’t know if I could ever join one!

  5. Joyful

    Firstly, kudos to you for finishing the race.
    I like all of your sky photos and you came across some interesting things in your walk about.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. veronica lee

    Beautiful skies and great adventures!
    I’m sad about the pecan orchard being subdivided—such a loss.
    Congrats on finishing the 5K trail race, Yogi!

  7. Sallie

    The sky looks like a storm is heading your way — at least that’s what gray clouds probably would mean here in Florida.

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