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.

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.

Heckle & Jeckle…

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OK, actually Heckle & Jeckle were cartoon Magpies. These American Crows just reminded me of them. The American Crow appears to be the biggest victim of West Nile virus. Crows die within one week of infection, and few seem able to survive exposure.

Ole’ Spotty Eyes…

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I think this may be a “Snakeweed Grasshopper” species, but I’m not sure.

Yellow-Bellied Slider…

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