Whimsical contraption…

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Halo…

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Handmade grave marker…

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Ol Mose lived a good long life. i found this stone in a country cemetery that served a long gone black community. Obviously he was born before Oklahoma statehood, when this was still Indian Territory.

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Vintage photo…

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Since this is leap day, it is technically not part of the 365 project. I’m putting up one of my earliest shots. In 1973, as a greenhorn fresh out of college, my company sent me to Iran for 3 months to test out and commission the electrical control systems on a 400 mile oil pipeline stretching from Teheran to the Persian Gulf. Throughout the middle parts of the country I saw many of these nomadic tribal families. They were constantly on the move, looking for grazing for their sheep and carrying all their belongings and tents with them. It was not an easy life. The women would work at turning out amazing Persian rugs from the wool, which they would sell. The Shah’s government hated these people and were trying to eradicate them. Being a photography novice, I bought an Olympus Pen FT camera to take with me. I chose this model because it was a half-frame 35mm SLR which would get twice as many exposures on a roll of film. It was a wonderful compact camera with a built in light meter…a collectors item now. Unfortunately, I had few skills in using it properly and didn’t know much about photography in general. I just had the slides scanned recently and obviously they had deteriorated over the past 40 years.

Get together…

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Last night, just after sunset, there was a nice celestial grouping. The crescent moon with bright Venus below left, and Jupiter just above left of the steeple. I wish I had planned ahead for this shot…I might have gotten a much better exposure.

Rock…

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I’m not sure what to make of this formation. The nickel size circle appears to be a harder mineral than the surrounding rock. May be a tree limb that petrified, or snake, or worm, or…

Happiness is Rain in my rearview mirror…

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With apologies to Mac Davis and his Lubbock, Texas song. We got some much needed rain today. We could use a lot more of it.

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