Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

The clouds appear full of snow.

But no snow will fall today.

The air is cold but the wind is slight.

This is Oklahoma.

Christmas Day 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sun goes south for the winter

 The sun moves south across the sky,

As if the arrow on the ground had commanded it.

Sunlight and cold, moist air separate the colors.

This is Oklahoma.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The last sunrise of November

 The last sunrise of November 2011.

The sun continues its migration to the south.

The treeline appears to open for a departing friend.

This is Oklahoma

Monday, November 28, 2011

Clay bank, still water, and brilliant reflection

 The rare day with little wind.

Water from a recent rain fills what was but clay.

The perfect reflection.

The earth, wind, and water pause for a moment.

This is Oklahoma.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Oklahoma sunrise at the end of October

October skies in Oklahoma.

Images belie vision.

Light, air, and moisture make for a wonderful beginning to a new day.

This is Oklahoma.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cold air and much needed moisture


It's been a long wait.

It's been a dry year.

October is faithful to bring moisture.

Even in the drought.

This is Oklahoma.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Amber foretells Autumn

 October sunrise.

Amber foretells Autumn.

The sky proclaims God's majesty.

The dry land petitions him for his mercy.

This is Oklahoma.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Join the creation in a new song; aka Oklahoma Sunrise

Psalm 96

1 Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Sing to the LORD, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
4 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the LORD made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts.
9 Worship the LORD in the splendor of his[a] holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”
The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
13 Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness.

On Christ the solid rock I stand

 On Christ the solid rock I stand.

All other ground is sinking sand.

Sunrise at the Burns Flat Cross.

This is Oklahoma.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Dance of sun and clouds

The sun bring a new day.

The clouds the promise of rain.

Sun and clouds dance together.

This is Oklahoma.

Clouds and an cross

Sunrise on a cloudy day in Burns Flat.

The cross in the foreground.

This is the most photographed site in town.

Sun, clouds, and a cross.

This is Oklahoma.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cool weather, bright flowers, hungry hummingbirds

Lantana bears the heat and dryness of the summer.

It now provides sweet nectar for visitors.

Butterflies land for a short while.

Catching the hummingbird stopping for lunch is a bit more of a challenge.

This is Oklahoma.

OK, so it is a hummingbird moth, but quite a site in its own right.

Check out that wing speeed.