Celebrating A Birthday

Last week, we celebrated my sisters birthday.  Next week is my birthday.  Today, was a birthday party for a great aunt.  She is 88 tomorrow.

There were a bunch of people there to celebrate.  Even her son that lives in Hawaii was there.  It had been around 14 years since they had seen each other.  It’s so cool to hear old stories from my moms childhood.  There were also old photos.  Below is one of my mothers house when she was young.  I don’t exactly know when they moved in there.  I think she lived there during school, but not sure.  It’s still standing, but my grandpa added rooms on to it, so it looks different now.  They moved out of this a long time ago.  Now, there are houses built around it.

old house

 

Here are some other photos that I seen today.  I had to take them with my phone.  I sure wish I had a portable scanner.

The first one, is of my mother, her siblings, and cousins.  She is the second from the left on the top row.  This was taken at Mohawk Park, in Tulsa.

kids at mohawk

 

It was a good day catching up with family I don’t get to see very often.  I love old photos, I will hopefully add more in the future.  And, Happy Birthday Betty!

 

 

Oxley Wildlife

Wow, again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here.  I’ve been posting videos on YouTube, and not even have thought about this blog.  I thought I would start doing both.

Last Sunday, I wanted to get out and take a walk.  As I’ve probably said before, there are two places that I love to take walks at.  One is Turkey Mountain, the other is Oxley Nature Center.  I decided to head out to Oxley.

I took my point and shoot camera, but I wish I had taken my DSLR.  I think I got some good shots with my little camera anyway.  I also shot some video too.  Here are some pictures I took.

Armadillo
I found this little guy on a trail. He didn’t care at all if I was near him. Watch the video below.
This is the first time I've been able to photograph a frog like this.  They usually jump before I see them.
This is the first time I’ve been able to photograph a frog like this. They usually jump before I see them.
This guy just sit there and let me take pictures of him.  I was within 4 or 5 feet of him.
This guy just sit there and let me take pictures of him. I was within 4 or 5 feet of him.

I have more photos at My Flickr Site if you want to see them. If you want to watch the video I shot, check it out here, Some Wildlife At Oxley

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