Monday, January 12, 2009

Oklahoma Today








Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge
Along the North Canadian River - Oklahoma City

35 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your world still has red leaves this time of year? Now you've made me jealous! ;-)

Nice photos!

Photo Cache said...

Up until last week, we also had red and yellow leaves. Fall hang on as far as it could.

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Janie said...

Nice shots of the wintry leaves and branches.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

TR

Lovely your world!
Your post could be also posted in my TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Luiz

fishing guy said...

TR: Beautiful photos from your world in the woods.

Reader Wil said...

Like Luiz says you could also use this post for Today's Flowers. The flowers are very beautiful.

Lak said...

My guess would be SE Oklahoma

T.R. said...

Lak - OKC, Stinchcomb Wildlife Preserve - 50th and Council, behind the SNU stadium - two mile preserve along the North Canadian River. I only go in winter - the ticks,chiggers and briers are too much after February! I've been waiting for a snow day to visit -- but finally gave up.

Mojo said...

Awesome scenery! I've never spent much time in your part of the world, so thanks for sharing. I figured you must be from the western end of the "Trail of Tears" from your comment on my post. Hard to imagine such foliage still hanging in there this time of year.

jenx67 said...

*gorgeous* I spent a fair amount of time at Stinchcomb during college. As a student at SNU, it was kind of an outdoor lab. I miss those days!

Babooshka said...

You are an excellent photographer. I found these breathe taking in there elegance

antigoni said...

Excellent post and photos.

Kathy said...

Finally some color coming out of Oklahoma. Great shots. I forgot about all the shrubs that turn bright red this time of year. Hope you have a great day!

Sherri said...

Beautiful, just plain beautiful.

Arija said...

Amazing how much colour you still have hanging around. Nicely presented.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's an interesting name for a river so far south in the US, but I don't doubt it.

T.R. said...

From Wiki: It is unclear why the river is called the Canadian. The name may have been given to the river by early French hunters and traders who came from Canada. The upper part was called Rio Colorado by the Spanish. Some researchers think early explorers believed the river flowed into Canada. It does flow northeast through part of the Texas Panhandle. In 1929 Muriel H. Wright wrote that the Canadian River was named about 1820 by French traders who noted another group of traders from Canada had camped on the river near its confluence with the Arkansas River.[1]

The name could be of Spanish origin from the word caƱada (meaning canyon), as the Canadian River formed a steep canyon in northern New Mexico and a somewhat broad canyon in Texas. A few historical records document this explanation. Generally, the French origin of the name is considered more probable.[2

Guy D said...

Magnificent magnificent magnificent, great shots.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Mary said...

Oooo, Tim.

Oklahoma is most beautiful through your lens.

You are clever. I like the pink version better :o)

Mary

Yogi said...

Great pictures! What can I say. Very good eye for the unique.

Jayne said...

Beautiful Tim! Have a wonderful day. :c)

Anonymous said...

You did it again ... a fantastic collection of snapshots that would make a huge collection of postacards!

angela said...

Such lovely shots. We have leaves remaining but none of such delicate beauty. Much better than snow!

Doug Taron said...

Gorgeous, and most welcome. Chicago today resembles an arctic wasteland.

>the ticks,chiggers and briers are too much after February!

I know, I'm crazy but that statement really made me want to go in there at that time of year. I'll bet that running a black light in there in the spring months is amazing.

Marie Walden said...

Oh Tim, Tim, Tim. Please teach me how to take such beautiful photographs. I'll meet you anywhere, anytime, to learn the magic behind your art.

Miss you much.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful set of photos

Mel said...

So beautiful!!

Chele said...

Beautiful pics. I can see why so many bird species prefer your part of the world.

Anonymous said...

A stunning visual feast. You make the world seem like a place where dreams can come true!!!

Julie Zickefoose said...

Leaves? What are those? I would love to know the alchemy by which you turn photographs into paintings.

Lana Gramlich said...

Wow, Tim! That 1st shot's truly spectacular!

Greg said...

Oh, look at the colors!! Thank you, Tim! Beautiful as always.

BigAssBelle said...

amazing. i don't even see these things. your eye is amazing.

BigAssBelle said...

did i say amazing? i did. let me say it again: amazing ;-)

Kathiesbirds said...

TR, Today Oklahoma looks like a great place to be! Gorgeous shots all. I love the dreamy red leaves at the top.

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