Monday, December 31, 2007


This is the last entry for this blog. The intent of "Jonah 365" was to document one year, 2007, in words and pictures. Since the first five entries were text, it seems appropriate that the last entry be primarily text as well.

This is the 352nd entry - a few less than 365. As you may recall, I started this discipline eighteen days late. I played catch-up by posting diary entries for groups of days.

As I say, the first five entries were text; the remaining entries have been primarily photographic. The Blogger system encourages me to create "labels" (a.k.a., "tags") for each entry. A quick review suggests these are the top five:
  • fall (32)
  • OKC (31)
  • nature (30)
  • travel (26)
  • flowers (24)
I'd be remiss if I did not mention another one of my acknowledged obsessions: cats; there were 13 entries labeled "cat", 14 labeled "Cat Friday", and one labeled "cats".

My friend the Rt. Rev. Dr. Omed recently asked what I learned from this experiment. I learned it was physically possible to post at least one thing a day. I learned I could maintain the discipline, even though I tend to be a bit of a will-o-the-wisp. Though I tend to bounce from one means of creative expression to another as whim leads me, this year I focused primarily on photography.

Knowing that my goal was to post an image a day caused me to be more aware of my surroundings. As I drove back and forth from work each day, I would make a mental note of photo-worthy scenes. I made special trips to OKC's downtown on photo expeditions. I made special trips to local gardens and parks. I even made a three-hour drive to southeast Oklahoma for a fall foliage tour. All so I would have images to share in this space.

This blog space was dedicated to Project 365. In my mind, the goal has been to document a particular set of 365 days - the year 2007 of the Common Era. The blog will remain up so long as the overlords at Blogger see fit; it will not be up-dated after this entry.

I hope you've enjoyed the images I've shared this past year. I will continue posting images at my original blog-space, Love During Wartime. I hope you'll follow me there.

Thanks for taking this journey with me; I close with the spirit of 2008:

Sunday, December 30, 2007


The northwest corner of the original First Christian Church of Okla. City, on N.W. 10th and Robinson, including a detail of one of the cupolas.

Tune/click in tomorrow for a special entry wrapping up the year, and announcing the future of this space (along with "the mother ship," Love During Wartime).

Saturday, December 29, 2007


Some hardy clover masters the melting snow (Friday morning, Dec. 28).

Friday, December 28, 2007


Sunset, Thursday, December 6.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Not a trace
in the yellowed grass
of her path
through yesterday's snow

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Another shot from the recent ice storm in Okla. City.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


From the ice storm of Dec., 2007 (taken the morning of Dec. 10).

Monday, December 24, 2007


The last shot from my visit to the Ouachita National Forest, and a section of Talimena Drive.

Sharp-eyed Brother Dave noticed that my count had gotten off. I jumped a few days (unintentionally) back in November). All calculations and such-like suggest that I'm now back on track.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


We're near the end of my excursion to SE Oklahoma, which I took on November 16. This shot of the late afternoon sky was taken at one of the scenic turn-outs along Highway One, which (uniquely) runs east to west.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Friday, December 21, 2007


Proving that eastern Oklahoma is hilly, a shot from beside Highway 1, also known as Talimena Drive.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Monday, December 17, 2007


Looking out over the Ouachita National Forest, with some fog in the valley.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Saturday, December 15, 2007


Friday, December 14, 2007


After I completed my hike, I drove a little further east on Talimena Dr (aka, Hwy 1). Along there are a number of scenic turnouts, of which this is the first I'll share.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Still walking Old Military Road. The path was marked with blue paint (a stroke about three inches across).

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I walked a bit of "Old Military Road" along the Ouachita Trail.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Monday, December 10, 2007


Sunday, December 9, 2007


Saturday, December 8, 2007


That's right; only twenty 23 more image days until the new year.

Friday, December 7, 2007


According to Brother Dave, this is likely the "Beauty Berry," a very desirable plant for wildlife.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Wednesday, December 5, 2007


From Seminole, I followed state Highway 1 to the town of Talihena. A few miles east of Talihena is the Ouachita National Forest. The next few pictures reflect my hike through this forest.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


This mural is also in Seminole, OK, catty-corner from the bus station.

Monday, December 3, 2007


The Historic Union Bus Station Cafe in Seminole, OK. This represents the beginning of a photo tour I took Friday, November 16 (Oklahoma Statehood Day). I'll be sharing pictures from this trip for the next week or more (there are 23 21 shots left).

Sunday, December 2, 2007


November - a cabin at St. Crispin's, an Episcopal Camp and retreat center east of Seminole.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


Fog rises from the sacred lake
the hill waits upon the shore
leaves falling down

Friday, November 30, 2007


A neighborhood cat.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Monday, November 26, 2007


Back at St Crispin's.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Saturday, November 24, 2007


A brush arbor, of sorts, at Will Rogers Park.

Friday, November 23, 2007


I shared a picture of this same cat two weeks ago. This is one of many cats around St. Crispin's.

This feline is especially friendly. When I shared this picture with a couple attending the same conference, the wife told me the cat had followed them on a little nature hike.

Hmm. A cat with species confusion, perhaps. It's an Episcopal camp, so we are quite tolerant.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


This clock does not know my name.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Monday, November 19, 2007


In Will Rogers' Park arboretum.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Saturday, November 17, 2007


Another side of the tree we saw yesterday. You have a preferred view?

Friday, November 16, 2007


More from Will Rogers Park

Thursday, November 15, 2007


More from Will Rogers Park. This state-sponsored art is a fountain in the rose garden.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Two weeks ago Saturday (Nov. 3), I went to Will Rogers Park in hopes of capturing some fall foliage. This pond roughly divides the park in half.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


As this placard reveals, the Muslim Center (seen yesterday) is very close to completion.

Monday, November 12, 2007


This mosque is under construction within a quarter mile of my house. It is not on a major street, but is somewhat hidden in a residential area.