Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Third of four moon shots from Friday, 26.Oct (Hunter's Moon).
This picture was taken around 9 p.m. The camera was on a tripod, and the shutter speed was as slow as possible. Still, you have a sense of why hunters valued this moon.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Bench by the lake
pine cones at rest
sun going down

Monday, October 29, 2007


Second of three moon shots from Friday's full moon.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


I went to a meeting at a conference center a few miles east of Seminole. I took my camera with me, in hopes of capturing some fall foliage. This was one of the few examples I found.


Friday night was the debut performance of this year's Hunter's Moon. This is one of four picture I will share this coming week. We see the moon reflected in a lake a few miles east of Seminole, OK (roughly in the southeastern quadrant of the state).

Friday, October 26, 2007

299/365 - Cat Friday

Her Ladyship strikes a pose atop her favorite perch - the oven, which is the second highest spot in the kitchen.


The Kindly Ones: Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos.


Leah, dappled by the wind

Thursday, October 25, 2007

296/365 - Ghosts in the Attic

Thunder pulls the lightening
ahead of the cold front
with the storm close behind.

The couch cover is tossed,
the floor is jumbled.
Cobwebs keep watch.

The cat dashes from
warmth to warmth
in response to the ghosts in the attic.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I've seen at least one more of these trapezoidal markers in my daily rounds - marking the downtown area. This one is on the southeast corner of N.E. 13th and Classen.


This restaurant is on the northwest corner of 16th and Classen. It originally served Middle Eastern cuisine (note the mozarabic dome); if it is currently in business, it appears to be a Mexican restaurant.


The opposite side of the marker we saw at entry 291. The legend reads:

University Station was built on this site in 1904, and served Epworth University — Oklahoma City’s first university — now O.C.U. A trolley car stop and trolley lines were laid out close to the 16 block campus to encourage development of surrounding areas. From Main Street, passengers rode up Broadway, then west on N.W. 13 street to this station. Later, the Classen Line was extended north to Belle Isle, the same line continuing north to stops in Britton, Edmond, and Guthrie.

Friday, October 19, 2007


Morning, 6.Oct.2007. The morning sky has been the most astonishing shade of blue the past few weeks. This represents an early Saturday morning attempt to capture it.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


This marker and cast-iron silhouette mark "University Station", a trolley stop at the n.w. corner of N.W. 17th and Classen. It was built in 1904, primarily as a stop for Epworth University, which later became known as Oklahoma City University.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Early dawn, 29.Sept.07.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


A friend of mine took this picture, in western Canada. It seemed so much like an Ansel Adams shot, I translated it into high-contrast black & white.

Monday, October 15, 2007


Mother & Child Reading. Picture taken with my Canon AE-1 in 1987.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


The altar flowers on the Sunday Bishop Ed was officially seated in his chair. A woman in our congregation felt the leaves strongly resembled a bishop's miter, and insisted a take a picture.

This is the last of the pictures documenting the events surrounding the Ordination of the Reverend Dr. Edward J. Konieczny as the seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma (Episcopal).

The complete album may be viewed here.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


This picture reminds me of the high-point of the service. At the announcement time, Bishop Ed asked his granddaughter to join him. She ran from the pew and jumped into his arms. Such blissful, joyful abandon!

Now, Ed is an ex-cop, and he can seem as dour and closed as the stereotypical cop. But once that young girl flew into his arms, you could see the warmth beneath.

Friday, October 12, 2007


Bishop Ed and members of his extended family (out of several permutations thereof).

Thursday, October 11, 2007


The Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny, flanked by his wife Debra.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


The bishop sits in his cathedra, that is, "chair." A bishop is not a full bishop until he has his cathedra, and a Cathedral building is not truly a cathedral until the bishop has "claimed" his chair. It is a symbiotic relationship, if you will.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


The new Bishop knocks on Cathedral Door. The final phase of "consecration weekend" was the Bishop's seating at the Cathedral. As per tradition, the new Bishop does not just barge in - he knocks. He uses the symbol of his office (a non-utilitarian shepherd's crook) to knock on the door.

His predecessor, Robert Moody, stood too close to the door and was knocked off his feet when the door opened. You might notice that Bishop Ed is prepared to step back, which he did immediately after he knocked.

Monday, October 8, 2007


Mother Carol H-, a Caddo and priest of our church, poses near the prayer drum in the north-east corner.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Malcolm Whitebird (Cheyenne) and David. David is a Healer, what we often call a Medicine Man. He walks the Blessing Way. His action of sacred smudging began the service, as prayer drums sang in the south- and north-east cross-corners.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


The last time we saw this distinguished gentleman, he was playing piano. He is a Cherokee.

Friday, October 5, 2007

278/365 - Cat Friday

No idea if this young woman's name is any variant of "Cat", but she seems very cat-like here. Relaxed, stretched out, and thoroughly comfortable within herself. A cool young woman (I think teen or early 20s), who maintained her cool even tho' the adults around her are wired for sound. Wound tighter than a cheap watch.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Another young woman rehearsing her part in a service soon to follow. This is Emily, currently the rector of church in Midwest City. She will soon serve as cantor for the psalm, once the service of consecration begins.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Another picture of LaDonna. She is rehearsing a Blessing song she will sing during the service.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Our new Bishop asked that his consecration feature Native Americans. Pictured is former Indian Missioner, Jim, one of the People by adoption; and LaDonna, a Kiowa.

Monday, October 1, 2007


The interior of OCU's Freede Center was transformed into a church for about 48 hours the weekend of Sept 8. If you squint hard (or view the full size picture), you can see the signs promoting the team's winning scores.


Last picture from the reception. This is Barney, currently serving a mission church in El Reno. He later told me he played piano in a night club during seminary.