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Shadowy Philbrook Gardens

Friday, I visited the Philbrook Art Museum in Tulsa. My MIL buys us a membership every year and I love that she does that. I don’t need any more stuff, a museum membership is a gift that keeps on giving. This trip I spent it all outside. I walked two miles in the gardens. Pretty good workout. And of course I took lots of photographs in my wanderings.

I came upon this sculpture. I like the shadow pattern on it.

I love these blue chairs. They are at the top of the hill and have a grand view of the grounds.

They even have swings now.

I actually swang a little (or maybe I swinged). Do you like the tan I got on my legs from ten days sitting on the beach recently? It had been raining just before I got there and I didn’t notice that the seat was yet so my rear end was soaked after this. Oh well, things dry right?


One of my favorite sculptures in the gardens is “Oklahoma Autumn” by Eric Baker. It was too early to catch leaves turning at Philbrook but I will be back.

I had the GPS on my watch turned on during my walking and here is my map. One hour to do two miles? Yep I was in major wibble wobbling mode. Do you know that they used to have a geocache on the grounds. Yes they did and I found it eleven years ago. Read about it.

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Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadowy Purple Coneflowers

I love faded out purple coneflowers. My wife doesn’t deadhead them any longer just for me.

Double Exposure - Car and Back Yard

And a double exposure of a bright red car and my back yard. Lots of shadows, here, there, and everywhere.

Our overgrown backyard. I like the wild look. Too hot to mow right now.

During our recent mini-trip to the Branson, MO area we tried to eat outside as much as possible since it is ground zero for the delta variant. We found this nice place.

We spent a lot of time at our cabin reading and talking on the deck. Lots of shadows there.

And some more cabin shadows.

And yet a few more!! It’s a cabin shadow extravaganza!! I took my drone but the electronic fence for it say no can do!! Restricted flight rules, I guess because we were close to a Corps of Engineers Lake.

And a shot at home when we got back. Apologies if I’ve already posted this. I have over 80,000 photos in my archives. I can hardly remember what I did yesterday let alone what photos I’ve posted and which Ihaven’t. Double apologies for being so crusty.

That’s all the shadows I got this week. I’m linking with the Magical Mystery Teacher’s Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Go check it out.

Shadow Shot Sunday – Yoga on the Mountain

The other day I went and dropped off the kid to start his shift at Lowes. I was all set to go back home and get ready for a stand up paddleboard yoga class I take every now and then but the weather was cool, sunny and nice, and the covid is raging here in little old 60% unvaccinated Oklahoma so I decided to go for a hike on Turkey Mountain rather than go inside.

So I took off. I took the blue trail on top of the mountain on the outbound, north route, and came back on the lower yellow trail which has great views of the Arkansas River and south Tulsa. It faces east and the sun was still pretty low and I thought…

Wow, there are lots of places to do yoga here. I was thinking in particular of sun salutations which is a good dynamic limbering up pose.

Put them rocks to use for something besides falling off of and tripping over.

This looked to me like a tree doing the tree pose on a rock.

You got two rocks here, for romantic yoga folks.

This is more my style. A rock I can just walk up on and something where I can reach out and steady myself. I do a lot of steadying myself when I do yoga. Of course many people don’t recognize what I do as yoga.

Here is a place for a whole family. An old oil pumpjack base. With my favorite directional sign. Just follow the arrows if you are lost. My advice is to not get lost.

Here is a video of my route.

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Oklahoma Shadows -Oil Wells and Red Brick Edition

Here is an abandoned oil well breaking out of the shadows on Turkey Mountain. The mountain was a pretty good sized oil field until the early 70’s when it played out. There are several wellheads that you can see along with miscellaneous cables, small pipelines, and equipment foundations. It’s considered to be part of the cultural heritage of the preserve.

Here is a shadow within a shadow on a trail on Turkey Mountain.

And here is a whole wall of shadows on a brick fence in Okmulgee. Oklahoma has a ton of red clay and from that there are red bricked building and structures everywhere!

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Shadow Shot Sunday – Small Town Downtown Shadows

Found a sculpture with its own bench in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The name of piece is “Infinity.”

Power pole shadows cast in a back alley in Broken Arrow.

And some planters cast a shadow in the morning.

I scared a baby cottontail in our back yard. It’s hiding in the shadows of a flower bed.

Visited some family in western Oklahoma. Went out into their yard in the morning and got this shadows of the fence.

And this morning back in our yard. The first rays of the sun hitting one of our plants.

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4th of July Shadow Shots and Flags

Backyard Shadows with my Hipstamatic App. I got sprocket holes now.

The photographer (more like picture taker really) caught in the act.

Early Morning Branching Out Shadows

Flag Day

Our house flag out front.

2019 Tulsa Run 5K

A giant sized flag for a race.

A small faded flag in a restored prairie schoolhouse in Flandreau, South Dakota.

Happy Independence Day folks. Stay safe.

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Shadow Shot Sunday – Hot Daze of Summer

It’s hot in Tulsa these days. I still get outside though but not for as long as usual nor for anything intense. The above photo is from an App “Nomo” that has a bunch of different analog cameras modeled on it. I used one that made long skinny photos. You’ll have to click on the photo to see the full effect. I know, I could of straightened out but I didn’t want to for artistic reasons which is what us hackers say when we are too lazy.

Window and Blinds

I used it inside as well. I think it might be just the thing for long skinny windows.

Softball Field

I took a walk around Tulsa’s Lafortune Park the other day during the heat of the day. Don’t worry it’s only three miles and I took water. I decided to use the Hipstamatic App. It’s my favorite app but not everybody likes it. In fact my hipstamatic photos are my lowest performing photos on Instagram. So I kind of do them for me. I love the look of them. I have the settings for the “film” and the “lens” set on randomize so I never know what I am going to get.


Here’s a nice bench at Lafortune, out of the shade!!!


I call this “socially distanced shade.” The light leak is one of the effects of Hispatamatic app. I thought it kind of added to the overall sense of heat.

Eye in the Sky

The Sheriff’s Department had this set up at the park. It looks slightly ominous.

Mother Goose and Friends

And I found Mother Goose, Peter Rabbit, and I think Alice at the Park tucked behind the public library.

Kirklands Table and Chairs

Out of the park and at Kirklands. With the A/C on and my app still running. I loved how compact and full of geometry this table and chair set is. You could have a real up close and personal meal with somebody.

Gilcrease Sun Dial
Sundial at the Gilcrease

And then at Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa. They had a small but powerful exhibit called “Enslavement to Emancipation: Toward a More Perfect Union.” It consisted of just three pieces of paper. The first one was a letter written in 1520 from Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, to King Charles V, of Spain asking for permission to take people from Africa and use them as slaves in the New World. The second was a certified signed copy of the Declaration of Independence for the United States. That was an amazing thing to see with Thomas Jefferson’s signature on paper that was very fragile. Third was a certified copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Gilcrease is amazing like that. They have a huge number of documents in their collection. Click the link for photos and more information.

So that’s it for my shadows, and bonus information.

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ShadowShot Sunday – Long and Tall, New and Old

Early morning, I sure do look long, tall, and skinny. I got shorter and fatter as the day goes.

I caught myself getting a photo of my wife’s flowers.

Dappled sunlight on Turkey Mountain during a recent hike. It was HOT!!! The dappled shadows were welcome.

From the archives, a sitting area at Tulsa’s fabulous Linnaeus Gardens. Just about any kind of shadow you want.


Another one from the archives. Dappled shadows at the Federal Courthouse in Tulsa.

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Garden Shadows & More

Late afternoon recently capturing the , getting the Garden Bee Shadow

Early in the morning, caught the photographer stealing a photo of my wife’s flowers.

Cycling the River Trails

And just for grins, my earliest “shadow” tagged photo, from 2008 of some bicyclists on the River Parks trails in Tulsa. Sorry for the fuzzy shot. It is from my intentionally crappy but fun Takashi 521FX camera.


The Takeshi can also do negatives. Here is son on a swing in 2010.


And finally a self portrait of the photographer in action.

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