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Shadow Shot Sunday – Shadows in the Heat

It has been hot here in Tulsa lately. Hot and steamy, just like a good movie (sorry couldn’t resisist). So I’ve been seeking out the shadows.


Friday was my day off so I went running in the early morning. I captured a leafy shadow selfie.


I like to walk a little bit downtown at lunch. I found myself this short, twisty turny path, with a bench. For some reason I never see any homeless people sitting in it. Everybody talks about how the economy is improving but it seems to me that the homeless population is exploding. Lots of businesses have taken out benches because so many homeless people sit on them all day. Of course with less benches, the people are now just squatting down on sidewalks. They are not threatening people and I feel for them.


I love these purple flowers in the shade downtown.


This is a repaired section of fence in our back yard. The two posts shown got rotted out. You can see their previous remains in the lower right hand corner. Years ago I used to help put posts in for my Dad on our acreage in Eagar, Arizona and then several years later, as summer help, in the oilfields of Texas’ Permian Basin I put in lots of posts for my employer. Fast forward forty years later when my neighbor and I were discussing this and I was thinking I’m going to have to do this. He said, “You know Alan, I am not much into manual labor any more.” Music to my ears. I found a contractor to do it and you know something it three of them two hours to dig the two posts out. It cost a pretty but it was hard work. I contributed to the effort you know. Yes I did, I took photos and passed out bottles of ice cold water. Nearly wore me out.

This is from my new personal weather station in my back yard. You can see, temperatures close to 100 every day an hardly any wind.

How about you? How are you beating the heat? Those of you in the southern hemisphere tell me how you are staying warm.

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday – Full Hot Quiet Pumpkin Numbers Edition

I am back in the Ashley Sisk’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Every Sunday she gives us prompts for the following Sunday so off we go finding photographs that match the prompts or as near as we can. So off we go.

1. Numbers

#Sculpture #Art #PublicArt #FirestationArt #TulsaFireDepartment Station Number 4 #DowntownTulsa

If you look closely you can see the number 4 from this piece mounted on Tulsa Fire Station Number 4 just south of downtown Tulsa.

2. Hot

Crushing #KonaBrewing #Longboard #Lager after three hours of yard work under the hot #Oklahoma sun. #DoubleExposure #CraftBeer #Beer #DianaPhotoApp #DianaPhoto #DoubleExposure #Diana #photoApp #myEdit #like #camera #vintage #art #insta #instaphoto #nofil Nothing like a great Hawaiian beer for a break during mowing the yard this past summer. 

3. Pumpkin


On Saturday the family went to Tulsa’s Botannical Gardens. The Tulsa Glass Blowing School had almost a thousand glass pumpkins on sale. They were wonderful. I love stuff like this.

4. Quiet

#thorncrownchapel feeling God's presence #peace #eurekasprings #arkansas Nothing much more quiet than the beautiful Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

5. Full

Full Moon, (the Wolf Moon) over south Tulsa from Turkey Mountain. #fullmoon #wolfmoon #southtulsa #tulsa #oklahoma #igersok #running #nightrunning #trailrunning #cityscape

How about a blurry pic of a full moon from Turkey Mountain overlooking south Tulsa during a night time trail run last winter.  Have you ever tried running at night in the woods. It can be a lot of fun, especially when you are not falling or not falling too far behind the group.

Well, that is enough fun this week. See you next, maybe.

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