Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
They announced this week that its now the start of the ice storm season. We really only had one good one last year, and it was a doozy. We lost a lot of trees and the clean-up went on for months. Since I live in a newer neighborhood, my ice problems were limited to smaller things, like my garden heron.
Monday, November 17, 2008
This cannon is one of the first things you see when you step into what is one of the biggest, and most awesome Harley Davidson dealers in the country. Fort Thunder Harley Davidson moved into their new digs a few weeks ago, but have been in Moore for years. The new building is a must visit for anyone passing through, Harley rider or not.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
These are what I call Oklahoma tumbleweeds, because I have no idea what they really are. Individually, they look like gossamer Christmas trees with a single stem and the shape and structure of a flat tree. In a mass like they are here, they move in the wind like they're underwater. They just blew into my yard one day, in the southwest corner, and stayed there until the wind changed, then they were all in the northwest corner. They all moved as a mass, following the wind until the wind finally blew east and now my yard is finally free again, except for what has stuck to my garden. I live right next to a large open field, my house being the last house at the corner of the fence, and myself and my neighbors on each side are the only ones in my neighborhood who had these delicate visitors in this quantity.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I noticed, as I was ordering my venti cafe mocha, that there were cute little Halloween characters in the landscaping on the other side of the driveway at Starbucks (getting it while it's still there and I can still afford it), so I got my camera out. But, when I got to the window I thought the foliage was a much better shot.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This totally rural piece of land is about a third of a mile from my home in Moore. I'm not sure what to call this property because it has a ring for working horses, and the area you see past the gates on any given day will either have grazing horses or cows. The two lowly cows that are guarding the gates have not always looked as they stand now. When I first moved in, a little over a year ago, they were two proud longhorns. Slowly, one horn at a time, they have become the sad cows that you see standing before you. It was interesting to see the horns go, one at a time. Sadly though, the property is up for sale.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
College football is huge here since OKC only recently got their first professional basketball team, the OKC Thunder. I was telling a friend about the rivalry with Texas, and how it's expressed, with the upside-down longhorns and she wanted to see it, so here it is. OU is the Sooners, and the upside- down longhorns is the Texas "other guys."
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Oklahoma has the largest remaining amount of the original Route 66 in the nation. It is broken up across country in bits and pieces, but people travel it like searching for a holy grail, perhaps looking for simpler times. When I took this picture, there were two bikers in the area following the route across country who were from Norway.