State tree…

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The Redbuds are the State tree of Oklahoma. In the past week or so, they have been really putting on a show.

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After the rain…

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It was a nice evening.

Awash…

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Still raining…six or seven inches so far this week. We went from drought to deluge in a hurry. Everything’s greening up nicely though.

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.

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