Saturday, September 18, 2021

Saturday Critters

Instead of taking a long vacation this year, we decided to see other areas in Oklahoma. After all, we do live here. Last weekend, we went to the The Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge near Indiahoma, OK. It's in the western part of the state. 

When I was about to give up on seeing a buffalo, this big boy emerged from a herd of cattle. Of course, when I had the opportunity for the best shots, he decided it was time to evacuate yesterday's food. If you know what I mean. So, had to wait until he was finished to get this pic with a truck in the background. Oh well, at least I got to see one. :)

Of course, we took Gus with us. He likes to travel, too. He was happy to see this prairie dog. He wears a bark collar due to his propensity for barking at anything and everything, so he didn't bark. He did wag his tail and squeak. In case you are wondering, the bark collar only sounds a tone when he barks once, and vibrates if he barks again. It doesn't have the shock capability.  

We made a stop at Holy City of the Wichita's, which is inside the reserve, and got to see some awesome buildings. This is a shot of the church. Holy City was built in 1934, as a replica of the holy land. We saw Pilate's judgment hall, Herod's Court, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Lord's Supper building. 

A play presented near Christmas, tells the story of Jesus from his birth through resurrection. The play has been presented every year for the past 90 years. 

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Black Bear Diner

On a recent trip into the city, Oklahoma City, we stopped for brunch at Black Bear Diner. It was a day for new experiences, so we decided to give this place a try. The exterior was inviting. Reminded me of a lodge.

The interior was inviting. This is only one room. There is another equally as big.

Enjoyed seeing these bears swinging from the ceiling.

On the south side of the building, there is a large bear holding a huge welcome sign. Easily seen from the street.

I like the humor.

Another fun group.

The food was delicious!  

Looking forward to a return visit. Next time, I think I'll try one of their yummy looking deserts. And, I might stop by their gift shop for a bear mug or two.

Weekend Roundup - L

 This week's assignment: Starts with L, Favorite, and Landscape

Starts with L: LIGHTHOUSE starts with L. This replica is located on the shore of LAKE Hefner in Oklahoma City, OK. 

Favorite: My favorite? A horse of course. This is Reba in the foreground and LIZZY in the background. 

Landscape: I found this picturesque LANDSCAPE in western Oklahoma. It is part of the Wichita Mountains.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Weekend Roundup - K

 In case anyone is wondering, Blackthorne Cove, my first novel, is doing very well. So far every review has 5 stars on Amazon. I'm surprised, but pleased. I've received a lot of good feedback, which keeps me editing novel #2. Now on to Weekend Roundup.

This week's assignment is Starts with K, Favorite, and Kind.

Starts with K: KAYAK starts with K. Found this man enjoying a beautiful day on a lake in the Wichita Mountains. 

Favorite: I found another favorite horse picture. This is KEMOSABE, my friend.

Kind: Being KIND to one another. I'll scratch your back if you'll scratch mine.

Happy Weekend!

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Weekend Roundup - J

This week's assignment: Starts with J, Favorite, and Jewel.

Starts with J: This is my friend JUBE. He likes nose rubs, neck scratches, carrots, and his favorite—apples.

Favorite: Other than horses, birds are my favorite critter to photograph. This is a dark-eyed JUNCO sitting on the fence.

 Jewel: Diamonds are a girl's best friend, or so 'they' say. This is the most treasured JEWEL in my JEWELRY box. Grandson Adam gave it to me when he was a little feller. I think it cost him a whole nickel. He might have been a little disappointed when the bubble gum machine didn't give him something more manly, but he was excited to give it to me. I still have this beautiful ring and it remains my favorite diamond ever.

Hope you are having a marvelous weekend!

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Weekend Roundup - I

Today's assignment: Starts with I, Favorite, and Insect.

Starts with I: INDIAN starts with I. This old guy has been hanging around a friend's house for several years. He's a lot nicer than he looks.

Favorite: This is my favorite peach picker, IKE.

Insect: I think a dragonfly is considered an INSECT. We have tons of them around here. There is a pond at the edge of our lawn. They keep the mosquito population down. So much, in fact, I rarely ever see one of those pesky little blood suckers. :)

Have a great weekend!

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Saturday Critters - Deer

I tried to get a pic of this fawn staring at me, but by the time I got the camera turned on, it was off like a shot!

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Weekend Roundup - H

Before I get started on this post, I will update you on Blackthorne Cove, the novel you will see listed to the right. I have a lot more sales than I ever imagined and the reviews are about to give me the Big HEAD. I am very HAPPY! Now on to today's business ...

This week's assignment: Starts with H, Favorite, and Half.

Well, I must admit, this is my week. I get to post a HORSE for every category. So here goes:

Starts with H: Meet Reba. She is a red roan. You couldn't ask for a better HORSE to ride.

Of course, there are other things that start with H, like HAY for instance. HAYING season is nearing an end, but these round bales were still in the field.

Favorite: This is a favorite little, although she isn't so little anymore. She is the cover model for a book of short stories I wrote about my life.  It's titled My Life in Shorts. This is how I dressed as a teenager. Cut offs were a thing back then. Anyway, loving the HAT! Sadly, I came along as HATS were going out of style. 

Of course, HORSES are another favorite of mine. Meet Kemosabe. Mr. HANDSOME.

Half: HALF a HORSE is better than no HORSE at all. :)

HAPPY weekend!

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