This is a random collection of shots taken over the past week or so. First up is a glimpse of the antenna farm in northern OKC. The tower just barely visible in the background is one of the tallest in the county, well over 1000 feet (300m). This area is the highest altitude land for quite some miles around.
For just a few days our North Canadian River was running near full depth. I really munged the shot two days earlier when it was even deeper and the sandbar was covered. You won’t see clear water until it slows down; it always carries a lot of silt when it’s running high like this. This is where it crosses Midwest Boulevard.
The Draper Lake Bikeway proceeds slowly at a snail’s pace. This creek crossing below the dam sees actual work maybe once per week and then they have to waste time cleaning up what the weather has done to mess things up, so that very little actual work gets done.
This yard is just a couple of blocks from my home. Two days before this it was just brown grass, now covered in henbit. It seems like spring is in a big hurry because it was delayed a couple of weeks, and is trying to catch up in just a few days.
This is just a mile from our Bricktown area in one of the urban parks. The color is mostly henbit and some tiny lavender daisies for which I don’t have a name. While henbit grows several inches tall and the flowers will be clipped by mowing, the lavender flowers are only an inch (2.5cm) or so tall and most mowers leave them standing.
At any rate, henbit is the signal that spring is in full force around here. It can withstand a light frost, but doesn’t bossom until that’s the worst we can expect. The weather in Oklahoma is like that, with wide-ranging temperatures. We can see a shift of more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit (17C) in just one day, up or down.