Bakery…

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I smelled cookies baking and waited here a long time, hoping to get a glimpse of the Keebler Elves. Total no-show.

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Oologah Lake Mudflats…

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Low water conditions have dried up what normally would be an ideal area for waders and shore birds. This is at the Northwest end of the lake.

Aster…

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A nice fall blooming wildflower.

Power to the People…

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In the early sixties, I attended the dedication of this Oologah power plant as part of a high school field trip. The voltage on these distribution lines is 345,000 volts. That could run one heck of a toaster.

 

Puffball Mushroom…

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About the size of a baseball. They say these are edible when picked before getting too old, but I don’t think I’ll try it.

Young man gives his four wheeler a rinse in California Creek…

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Chickasaw Plum (Prunus angustifolia Marsh)…

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Also known as Sand plum, sandhill plum, sand hill plum, and mountain cherry. They are native to this area. Ms. LanaiLens makes some tasty jelly from these.

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