Saturday, June 30, 2007


This unfolding blossom looks so much like a blossoming rose, it's easy to see how this flowering bush got its name.

Friday, June 29, 2007


Seventeen days of rain
unending gray skies
only 23 days left
to gather gopher wood.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Thin wet sheets angle across the tree line
we're drowning in gray skies.
Does the moon wear a crooked smile?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Lone wolf ego
hovers over prince pride
seizes honor greedily

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Flint sparks dark asphalt
pock-marks the pale white drive
clouds caress the lawn

Monday, June 25, 2007


Grackle, posing as
midnight crow, considers
spring’s last daisy

Sunday, June 24, 2007


The sanctuary of the Cathedral, shot by available light.

Saturday, June 23, 2007


This is the last picture I have to share from this year's Red Earth Festival. This painting from the Young Art competition won a ribbon in its class.

Friday, June 22, 2007

173/365 - Cat Friday

Her ladyship looks through the opened blinds.

I took this picture so I could try out a function on my photo-quality printer. You see, it will print pictures directly from a camera's memory card. My plan was to take pictures of the kids at the Vacation Bible School, then print them as a keep-sake.

As I mention below, I forgot my camera. Remembered the printer - but not the camera.

The original photo is a little grainy, as you may be able to tell from this compressed version.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


I was fascinated and charmed by this anime-style Indian princess.

By the way, I met a pair of real-life Indian princesses this week. Story to follow at Love During Wartime.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I'm back from the Oakerhater Vacation Bible School. Actually, got back late yesterday afternoon.

Anyway ...

Seemed appropriate to share this prize-winning painting of a Native American child in connection with the VBS. The painting, which reminds me a great deal of Norman Rockwell, was in the Young Art show at the Red Earth festival.

Speaking of the Vacation Bible School, the bad news is that I forgot my camera. The good news is that I have some stories to tell; I plan to post them at my original blog site, Love During Wartime.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

170/365 - Red Earth 2007

Back to the Red Earth Festival, a celebration of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. The next series of pictures are from the Young Art Show. This beaded cane was a first place winner for its class (afraid I don't remember what age group).

Note: I will be out of town late today through Friday afternoon. So, I'll have to play catch-up with entries on Friday or Saturday.

I'll be part of the annual Oakerhater Mission Vacation Bible School; this is the seventh year for this VBS, and my fourth year of being involved with it. I'm quite likely to have images to share from this when I return.

Monday, June 18, 2007


Sunday, June 17, 2007


Back to magnolias.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Dawn, June 3rd. Same dawn as I shared on Friday, only this is the western view. It appears brighter because there's less obstruction. I'm sure if I could have traveled east far enough, I would have seen greater expanse of pinkish sky.

Friday, June 15, 2007


The eastern sky on Sunday morning, June 3rd.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

165/365 - Red Earth, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

164/365 Red Earth, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

163/365 - Red Earth, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

162/365 - Red Earth, 2007

I am heartened to see these two elders surrounded by these young ladies.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

161/365 - Red Earth, 2007

The color guard and reviewing stand. These people remained standing (a few dancing in place) through the entire Grand March.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

160/365 Red Earth, 2007

Friday, June 8, 2007

159/365 - Red Earth, 2007

Ladies visit as they come down the hallway leading to the arena where the Grand March is occurring.

Note the beautiful and intricate bead work.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

158/365 - Red Earth, 2007

I attended the 21st annual Red Earth festival this year for the first time. This is an event celebrating the cultures which were indigenous to the Americas prior to the arrival of Europeans (Spanish, British, et al).

This is the first in a series of pictures I will share with you from Saturday morning's Grand March.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


The Colcord Building, also on Sheridan, catty-corner (more or less) to the north and east of the Myriad Gardens.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Back in downtown OKC. This is a fountain at the Myriad Gardens. This is at the north end of the gardens, bordered by Sheridan.

I took this picture en route to the Red Earth festival. I will have several pictures to share with you from this event.

Monday, June 4, 2007


This is the last shot from that small park area. Oddly enough, this sundial is under a tree. Who does that? Are sundials only ornamental these days?

You can't tell in this shot, but the dial has astrological symbols around the outer edge. The stones within the six-sided border all have initials on them (as in the foreground). I assume these are the initials of patrons who donated toward this ornament.

Sunday, June 3, 2007


This picture was taken at my back stoop yesterday afternoon, around 5:00 p.m.

I'm wearing three new things. Can you guess which items I'm modeling?

In order: new hat, new shades, and a new bolo tie. Later this week, I'll share a close up of the tie.

For now, see if you can discern where the "knot" is, and whether the color of the stones in the knot clash with my shirt.

Saturday, June 2, 2007


These stairs lead up to a house to the north of the small park area I mentioned two days ago.

Friday, June 1, 2007


What creature is this, who darkens counsel on my drive?

Cat Friday, Part One; Part two is featured at Love During Wartime.