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!

 

 

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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

Thanks for visiting.

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!

Help me reach my goal for Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

 

Like most of us, I know too many people whose lives have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. That’s why I’m joining the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. I’ve committed to raising awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

I have set a goal of raising $100 for the fight against Alzheimer’s. Please help me reach my goal by making a tax-deductible donation, or increase your impact by donating monthly. Click on the link below to visit my personal fundraising page and make a secure credit card donation.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is about so much more than walking. At Walk, we gather together to honor those affected and their caregivers, remember those who are no longer with us and make a pledge to reclaim the future for millions.

My Walk is August 23, 2014.

Thank you so much for your support. Together, we will end Alzheimer’s.

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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!!!