Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Rose Collage

After a busy month, I have successfully completed three more hours towards my master's. There wasn't much time for taking pictures. Tonight I made up for it by taking a trip to Tulsa's Rose Garden. Most of the flowers were dying--numerous 100+ degree days in a row--but I was able to find a few that were still beautiful. Here are some of my favorite shots:

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Summer Update

This has already been such a long summer for me. I finished school late this year--thank you, December ice storm--and almost immediately left for two weeks straight to teach a workshop. After being home for six days to pay bills, interview for a job, and do laundry, I left to visit my family in St. Louis. Due to the outrageous price of gas, I decided to stay a little longer than I normally do in the summer and only do one trip. Below are a few of the shots that have captured my summer so far.

The wildlife reserve in the Wichita Mountains outside of Lawton, Oklahoma

The animals below have the run of the refuge. There are signs all around warning that they are dangerous and to not get to close.

Forest Park and the Art Museum in St. Louis

At the art museum, I got to see Monet's original "Waterlilies." It was so amazing!

The Gateway Arch and the Flooded Arch Grounds

The Family

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A Glimpse of Lawton

This week I've been in Lawton, which is in southwest Oklahoma, just 30 miles from Texas. The church is a beautiful site I see every time I go into town. I just love its steeple.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

At the Zoo

Last Saturday, Jana and I spent the morning at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Even before I got my new camera, I recorded some beautiful pictures to record the day.

We did see some animals, too. The animal exhibits weren't like those of one of the stellar zoos in the nation, but they were pretty good. Did you know that alligators are indiginous to Oklahoma?

All throughout the zoo, there were all of these miniature statues of animals. It became a game to find these statues and take Jana's picture with each one. Which one fits her the best???