Just some random shots collected over the past week or so. Unlike the pink and white cups that grow in the same places, these tiny gramophone shaped flowers have pink edges and white center. They show up later in the summer and stick around for quite a while.
This is down on the river bank below one of my prayer chapels. These pines exude a lovely scent on hot days that really adds to the atmosphere. This the north bank of the Oklahoma River near Western Avenue.
With just a little artistry, you could mistake this massive feed mill for a fairy castle. But if you get downwind during a large batch process, you’ll never forget the smell of rendered fat and roasted grains to make dog food. Fortunately, most of the year they make other things.
There were very few of these pink blossoms scattered along the River Trail, and most of them had been chopped up by a mower. This one managed to escape the blades; they grow on a vine quite near the water in sandy soil.
Out at Draper Lake, this is the smallest point. I’ve walked out on it before and took pictures, but that’s not easy to do right now. The water level is quite high because of the flooding rains last month. Thus, it’s a small island just barely sticking up out of the water.