Thursday, October 29, 2009

Land Run Monument

Each time I visit the Land Run Monument, I see details that I hadn't noticed before. The minute details that the artist included on this pioneer's face, his clothing, and even the saddle are nothing short of amazing.

Oklahoma Land Run Monument
South End of Bricktown Canal
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Sunday, October 25, 2009

He wept

This statue, And Jesus Wept is across the street from the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

620 North Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Saturday, October 24, 2009

outside the 9:01 gate

Oklahoma City National Memorial
620 North Harvey Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I saw these beautiful mums (aren't these mums?) at the Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market.

311 South Klein Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oklahoma Land Run Monument

Isn't the detail of this horse's head amazing? Each time I look at the land run monument, I see details that I hadn't seen before. It's truly a breathtaking display.

Oklahoma Land Run Monument
South end of the Bricktown Canal
Oklahoma City, OK

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009


is my favorite part of the game. :)

Midwest City High School Band

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

painted buffalo at the zoo

This painted buffalo is part of our city's public art project, Spirit of the Buffalo. I found this beauty just inside the entrance of the Oklahoma City Zoo.

You can read more about the Spirit of the Buffalo project at the official website.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blackberry Wednesday: 10 floors above Oklahoma City

The Eastern view from a building near 56th Street and I-44 in Oklahoma City.

Since I don't have an iPod to participate in iPod Wednesdays with Ming the Merciless, I'm going to have BlackBerry Wednesdays, instead. :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Suicide Awareness/Prevention Walk

On Saturday, at the Oklahoma City Zoo, people from around the Oklahoma City area gathered to walk in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. While I was sad that so many of us had lost a loved one, I was happy to be able to participate in such an important event.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Theme day: Big

The airplane museum, near Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, OK.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Saturday, August 29, 2009

clouds over oklahoma city

I took this photo yesterday with my BlackBerry as I ate lunch on the patio at work with the people in my department. It was a perfect day for having lunch outside and I found myself wishing I could work outside at one of the patio tables for the afternoon.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


The seller who has these lovely sunflowers at the OSU-OKC Farmers' Market also has huge buckets of beautiful zinnias of all colors.

Friday, August 21, 2009

all in a row

Yellow and red watermelons lined up in a row in front of the building where the OSU-OKC Farmers' Market is held each Saturday.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

landscaping time

The new AAA Operations Center facility across the street from where I work was getting new sod/grass yesterday when I came back from lunch.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cafe 7

Cafe 7 is one of my favorite lunch spots. It's close to where I work, it's quick and the food is great. All meals are $7.00, served in 7 minutes or less, 7 days a week.

If you're near Quail Springs Mall, you should make time to stop in for lunch or dinner!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This was taken at the corner of Robinson Ave. and Main Street in downtown Oklahoma City.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009


I don't know what the word on this giant ball is, do you?
Several of these can be seen in front of Super Cao Nguyen in Oklahoma City's Asian District. I'm not sure of their exact size, but they come up to my mid-thigh. The balls are not just decorative, they're strategically placed to keep vehicles from running into the building.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

farmers' market

The plain outside of the building where the OSU OKC Farmers' Market is held each Saturday doesn't reflect the amazing Oklahoma grown and Oklahoma made products inside.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

local market

Vine-ripened tomatoes and squash are only two of the many kinds of produce to be found at the OSU-OKC Farmers' Market in Oklahoma City. Over the past few weeks, I've found corn on the cob, okra, cucumbers, cantaloupe, new potatoes, spinach, onions, garlic, shallots, and watermelon - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. You can also find local honey, and lots of locally made products like breads, baked goods, pecans, candies, fudge, hand-woven baskets, handmade clothing, bags, jewelry, dairy products and beautiful plants and flowers (like the zinnias posted below).

Friday, August 7, 2009


I found these lovelies at the OSU OKC Farmers' Market. I go to the Farmers' Market almost every Saturday to get produce for the week. Each week, I thoroughly enjoy meeting and visiting with others who go to the market and with the vendors.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


When I turned around in my chair at work, I saw rain. I liked how it looked spashing on the ground, but the splash doesn't show up in the photo very well.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


This giant teapot can be seen in front of Super Cao Nguyen in Oklahoma City.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

These photos are of The Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower by Dale Chihuly just inside the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009


Patches, the Crazy Quilt Buffalo, was painted by Oklahoma City artist Clint Stone as part of the our city's public art project, "Spirit of the Buffalo."

You can read more about the Spirit of the Buffalo project at the official website.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I saw this sign in the window of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art located at 415 Couch Drive.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We search for the truth

A rescue worker painted this on the side of the Journal Record Building in April 1995. You can see this wall at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, beside the Survivor's Tree.

We search for the truth.
We seek justice.
The courts require it.
The victims cry for it.
And God demands it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gates of Time

This photo is another that I took at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. It shows one of the Gates of Time, the 9:01 side, the side that represents the peaceful minute in time before the bomb went off and forever changed our city and the lives of so many.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Field of Empty Chairs

I took this photo at the Field of Empty Chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

Each chair represents one of the 168 lives lost on April 19, 1995.
See the smaller chair in the left corner of the photo? Nineteen small chairs represent the children who lost their lives in the bombing.

Seeing the chairs lined up in nine rows, representing the nine floors of the Murrah Federal Building, knowing that each chair was etched with the name of a person who lost their life on that horrible day, always gives me pause for a few moments. I believe this scene has a similar effect on most people. Each person I saw was quiet, reverent, and thoughtful as they walked through the chairs and gazed upon the Gates of Time.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


This photo was taken at the Oklahoma City National Memorial

The inscription on the wall encircling the Survivor Tree, facing the Rescuers' Orchard, reads:
To the courageous and caring who responded from near and far, we offer our eternal gratitude.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

music hall

This weekend, you can see performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall.

Should be a great show. I'll be there tonight.

Friday, July 24, 2009

centennial clock

I love seeing these centennial clocks throughout downtown Oklahoma City. They're replicas of the clocks that adorned towns throughout Oklahoma at the time of statehood in 1907.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Stanley Draper

This statue of Stanley Draper can be seen in front of the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. Mr. Draper was also known as "Mr. Oklahoma City," because of all he did for the city during his forty-eight years with the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Inside the building right next to the bird with the apple (posted below), I saw this sculpture. The girl playing a violin is what drew my eye. My youngest daughter plays viola.

As I was looking at it through the glass and trying to figure out how to get a good photo without glare, a guard from inside the building came out and said that we could come inside to take photos if we wanted. Wasn't that nice?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


This penguin, Tux, can be seen on Main Street near the corner of Robinson Avenue in Oklahoma City.