Category Archives: SE Kansas

Mysterious Glow

This is a lantern I got for Christmas from the Mr.  I think it is quite beautiful, lit or unlit. D kindly held the lantern up so I could photograph it glowing in the sun.

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift)

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift)

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) 2

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) 2

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit 2

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit 2

Year of the Oak (Part 2)

Here are some more pictures I have taken of the Oak, to bring the series up to date.  Here is my previous entry showing the rest of this series.

View Through Oak (On a December Morn)

View Through Oak (On a December Morn)

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 2

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 2

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 3

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 3

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 4

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 4

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 5

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 5

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 6

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 6

Up the Oak (a long ways)

Up the Oak (a long ways)

View Through Oak In January (2009)

View Through Oak In January (2009)

View Through Oak In January (2009) 2

View Through Oak In January (2009) 2

View Through Oak In January (2009) 3

View Through Oak In January (2009) 3

View Through Oak In January (2009) 4

View Through Oak In January (2009) 4

View Through Oak In January (2009) 5

View Through Oak In January (2009) 5

View Through Oak In January (2009) 6

View Through Oak In January (2009) 6

View Through Oak In January (2009) 7

View Through Oak In January (2009) 7

Up The Oak In January (2009)

Up The Oak In January (2009)

Up The Younger Oak In January (2009)

Up The Younger Oak In January (2009)

Friendly Glow

Isn’t it interesting, how we seem to bring Nature inside our homes, without even fully realizing it?  These leaves have the same glow paper lanterns bring into a home, except the leaves only glowed this way for a time.

Sunlight and Leaf

Sunlight and Leaf

Sunlight and Leaf 2

Sunlight and Leaf 2

Year of the Oak (to date)

Here is another study I did, of the view up a one hundred (at least) year old oak tree over the seasons.  I missed the month of July this time around, but I will make certain I have pictures next July so I have a full year with each month represented.  Edit: I didn’t miss July, putting the picture I got in now!  ETA: Here is my newest entry with my latest photos in this series.

View Through Oak (On a Cloudy Day) 2

View Through Oak (On a Cloudy Day)

View Through Oak (at Dawn)

View Through Oak (at Dawn) 2

View Through Oak (In July)

View Through Oak (In July)

View Through Oak (on an August Morning)

View Through Oak (on an August Morning) 2

View Through Oak (on a September Afternoon)

View Through Oak (on a September Afternoon)

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon 2

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon 2

View Through Oak (on a November Morn)

View Through Oak (on a November Morn)

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 2

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 2

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 3

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 3

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 4

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 4

A View Through the Seasons

Here are some pictures I’ve taken standing in about the same place on the intermediate hiking trail at the Elk City Reservoir.  I think it is interesting to see how different the view is as the seasons change, don’t you?

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Carousel

We just had our Inter-State Fair and Rodeo from August 9 to 17th.  (One of the fair days was rained out, so the rescheduled the events and extended the fair by a day.)  I got some pictures of a carousel at the carnival.  Some of the pictures are closer than others, because I’d wait for the children to be getting off, and photograph the empty “horses” being careful not to have any children in my shot.  I only had from when the carousel stopped, to when it started again to get my photos, and sometimes the “horse” I wanted a picture of wasn’t at the place where the fence was closer to the carousel.

Not for the faint of heart. (Or those with arachnophobia at the least.)

Here are various spider pictures I’ve gotten over the Summer.  Some were taken at night at Elk City Resevoir, using a hand crank LED flashlight to help with lighting.  Others were taken in the yard, or at Elk City during the day, I also got pictures of a *MONSTROUS* Wolf Spider and its prey at my FIL’s house.  (The spider wasn’t killed, the dowel rod is an attempt to show size. Its diameter is about the same as a AA battery, maybe bigger. That is a rather large cricket it has carried up the door.)  I will be merciful, and put the photos behind a “cut” so you won’t have to look unless you want to.  ETA: Forgot to put in several!  *BLUSH*

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