Photo Blogging Challenge, January 2015 – Winter

Wow!  I haven’t posted anything here since November!  I guess I better get to it.

This month, at PJ’s Photo Blogging Challenge, the theme of the month is winter.  This is a perfect theme.  Here in Oklahoma, and I think everywhere else in the US, we have gotten a lot of snow.  And when you think of winter, you always think of snow.

Okay, so on with the show…

1. Geocaching – Well, of course, I have to have a photo of some sort of geocaching.  This was a geocache hidden in a cemetery.  I couldn’t get a better picture, because the container was attached to the tree.

Winter Cache

 

2. Basket – One day, after it snowed, I drove to Oxley Nature Center.  Oxley is in a big park that has two 18 hole disc golf courses.  I thought it was pretty cool to see this basket in the snow, with clean snow!

Snow Basket

 

3. Avon Motor Court – I took a week off work, and went on a small geocaching trip.  I drove up Route 66 from Tulsa to Miami, OK.  This abandoned motor court is in Afton, OK, right inside town.  I’ve driven by it a dozen times, and most of them times, I’ve taken pictures of it.  This time there was snow!  So I had to stop and take another one.

Avon Motor Court

 

4. Buffalo – On that same trip, just up the road a little ways are these big boys.  I’ve stopped here before, check my video out.

Snow Buffalo

 

5. General Lee – What would one of my posts be without a car photo.  February is when the annual Darryl Starbird Car Show makes it’s way to Tulsa.  I took a bunch of pictures, but this was one of my favorites.

General Lee

 

That’s my month.  I hope you enjoyed them.  I still can’t believe it has been four months since I’ve posted last.  I need to get with it!

 

Photo Blogging Challenge, October 2014 – Photographer’s Choice

It’s been a while since I’ve made a Photo Blogging Challenge post.  Way to long.  The month of October’s theme was Photographer’s Choice.  Go over to PJ’s ‘lil hoohaa blog, and check out other posts by other photographers.

1. My Birthday! – October is my birth month.  I took a week off work, and decided to go on a small camping trip.  I went to an awesome park in Arkansas, Devil’s Den.  This was the top part of a waterfall.  It has a footbridge between the top and bottom part of the waterfall.  It isn’t a very big one, but it is beautiful.  Picture doesn’t do it justice.

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2. Dam – When people think of Devil’s Den, they think of this dam.  This dam was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps back in the 1930’s.

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3.  Plymouth – If you have read some of my past post’s, you know that I like watching drag racing.  During the same week I was off, there was a big race here in Tulsa.  The Throw Down In T-Town.  A lot of fast cars.  For some reason though, they only run an 1/8 mile instead of the full 1/4 mile.  It’s still fun to watch.

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4.  Oklahoma Open – Every October, Tulsa is over run by disc golfers.  They play in the Oklahoma Open.  It’s our chance to showcase our courses in Tulsa.  Paul McBeth and Eric McCabe were two of the Pro’s that played in the Tournament.  Here they are waiting for their turn.

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5.  Putting – Paul McBeth is the current World Champion.  It was fun watching him play.  He’s putting here, and he made the putt.  He eventually won the tournament, in a three hole playoff.

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I hope you enjoyed my choice photos.  Again, make sure you check out PJ’s Blog for other bloggers photos.

Photo Blogging Challenge, June 2014 – Vehicles

When I first seen the subject “Vehicles“, I thought it would be pretty easy.  I love going to races and car shows and stuff like that.  I did go to them too.  For some reason, I didn’t take many pictures.  These are the pictures I have.

1.  Tulsa ToughTulsa Tough is a bike race that invades Tulsa for three days a year.  This year it was June 6-8.  It’s so fun to watch.

Tulsa Tough
Tulsa Tough

 

2.  Pace Car – This is another photo from Tulsa Tough.  It’s the pace car for the criterium races.

Tulsa Tough Pace Car
Tulsa Tough Pace Car

 

3.  Pink Emergency Vehicles – This photo speaks for itself.  Here in Tulsa, some of the police cars, fire engines, ambulances, and even city buses are pink.  This was at a Tulsa Athletics soccer game.  They painted these for breast cancer awareness.

Pink!
Pink!

 

4.  A Suzuki? – I haven’t seen one of these in a long time.  I can’t remember the name of it.

Suzuki
Suzuki

 

5.  Diesel Drag Car – Okay, this was the weirdest drag car I have ever seen.  I had never seen one before.  You should have seen the black smoke pouring out of it!  I guess they have a whole day of racing these.  When they advertise diesel drag races, I pictured big semis racing.  I guess this would be better.

Diesel Race Car
Diesel Race Car

 

I hope you enjoyed my photos.  I don’t know what July’s subject will be, but I’m ready for the challenge.  Check out the other challengers from June, at PJ’s Photo Blogging Challenge.  Join us in July!

Photo Blogging Challenge, May 2014 – FUN!!

It’s the end of the month again.  Two months in a row that I’ll be participating in P.J.’s Photo Blogging Challenge.  Click on the link to visit the other bloggers photo submissions.  May’s theme was FUN!  I had a lot of fun in the month of may, so here’s the photo’s I picked for this post.

1. Geocaching! – I love to geocache.  The thing I like most about it, is it get’s me outside.  Sometimes geocache’s take me on a long hike, and sometimes just outside the car door.  This geocache was on a bike trail.  It was a fun day geocaching.

Nano Geocache
Nano Geocache

 

2. Drag Racing – I also love to watch fast cars.  There was a drag racing event at the local track.  this was just one of the pictures I took.  I’m out of town, and all my pictures are on my other computer, or I would have a better picture. Another fun day.

Drag Racing!
Drag Racing!

 

3. Baseball – Baseball is probably my favorite sport.  I love watching our local minor league team.  The Tulsa Drillers.  This day, I was actually walking downtown to an art festival, and found out they were in town, and had a game when I was walking back to my car.  So I had to watch!  Baseball is always fun.

Tulsa Drillers
Tulsa Drillers

 

4. Renaissance Festival –  Every year, for the month of May, there is a renaissance festival held not to far from me.  For some reason, I never go.  My Dad and I decided to go this year.  I went probably ten years ago, and it has gotten a lot bigger.  More stuff.  We got there to late for the jousting, but we had fun anyway.  I think he said this was a Peregrine  Falcon.

Ren Fest
Ren Fest

 

5. Silver Dollar City – And finally, the reason I’m out of town.  I’m in Branson, MO again.  It’s always a fun day at SDC.  We had to leave early because of the threat of storms, but that’s okay.  We’re going back in the morning.  This is me in front of the sign at the main entrance, I took it on the way out.  I had fun, even though I’m not smiling.

SDC
SDC

 

I hope you enjoyed my post.  Remember, check out the other bloggers posts in this challenge at the Photo Blogging Challenge!!!

Photo Blogging Challenge, April 2014 – Smile

Wow!  April is over already.  Where has the year gone?

I know I haven’t been participating in the challenge, but I thought I would put my hat in again.  This is my post for the April 2014 Photo Blogging Challenge.  April’s theme was smile.  So here’s mine…

1. Oklahoma Football – Yes, I said football.  On the 12th, OU had their Red/White game.  This was the first one that I went to.  I didn’t know what to expect.  There were 43,500 people there to watch a scrimmage!

Oklahoma Red/White game.
Oklahoma Red/White game.

 

2. Moon – When I found out about the lunar eclipse, I knew that I had to take a picture.  At least try.  I don’t know how to work all the settings on my DLSR, so what else do I do, go to youtube.  This is the best picture that I came out with.

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Moon

 

3. Baseball – I love baseball, and every time I have a chance, I go to a game.  This was at a college game, Oral Roberts.

ORU Baseball
ORU Baseball

 

4. Turkey Mountain – Turkey Mountain is an urban wilderness with a whole bunch of trails.  There are a lot of geocaches up here, but I’ve already found all of them.  Now I like to come up here just to hike.  This is one of the trails.

Turkey Mountain Trail
Turkey Mountain Trail

 

5. Branson Bound – I get to Branson, MO at least five or six times a year.  I went this last weekend, and had to make a pitstop.  This was at one of the rest stops.

Missouri Rest stop
Missouri Rest stop

 

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoyed my pictures.  Go to P.J.’s site to see more Photo Blogging Challenge posts