Pump Past It’s Prime…

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This gas pump was probably taken out of service because it won’t register more than $99.99 for a total purchase. That’s going to be commonplace soon.

Lovin’ the water…

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The geese don’t seem to mind the 4 inches of rain we’ve gotten in the last day or so.

Locomotive…

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This old beauty was built in 1903 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Designated a class 900 engine, it was built for the  Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. There are only 4 or so surviving locomotives of this series, and this one is beautifully restored. Ol’ number 940 used oil as fuel, but it reminds me of the coal burner engine in the Christmas movie “The Polar Express”.

Price Tower…

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If you wanted to study a skyscraper designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this is where you would have to come. Finished in 1956, this is the only one he designed that was actually built. It was constructed in Bartlesville, Oklahoma as the world headquarters of the H.C. Price Co., an oil industry construction firm. Wright’s extensive use of copper gives the tree inspired building a lovely green patina. The tower now houses a museum on the lower floors and a boutique hotel and restaurant on the upper floors.

Poison Ivy vine…

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The air roots on this large vine give it a really hairy appearance. I didn’t know poison ivy vines got so large until I did a little research on what these were.

Timepiece…

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Old barn with new siding…

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Fishing…

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No luck yet…

Exploded tree…

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When a tree is struck by lightning, the moisture inside is instantly turned to steam. This creates enormous pressure which can cause the tree to burst apart like a firecracker.

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)…

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The red clover is bursting out and dragging Spring along with it. This plant has many reported health benefits, including constipation, burns, cancers, ulcers,  sedation, asthma, and improved blood circulation. It is used in some herbal teas. Many farmers use it as a forage crop in Oklahoma.

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