Instead, I wanted to share some lovely shots I took yesterday at Woodward Park, a big, beautiful green space in midtown Tulsa. My boyfriend and I decided to take a walk around the place in celebration of No Working Day -- I mean, Memorial Day. It was extra fresh and verdant after recent storms, and the sun darted in and out of cloud coverage, which made the light interesting and varied. I won't bombard you with all the shots, but here's a few of my favorites:
At left, a rose blooms in the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden. Ahh, such a beautiful place.
At right, a waterlily emerges from a pond in the rose garden. I love this shot because it almost appears to be in motion.
At left is a shot of a tiny branch with leaves of some unknown plant. I just liked the perspective, with the fluffy flowers serving as background to the little guy.
On the right is the walkway up to the part of the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens that was open yesterday.
Yes, that's my beautiful boyfriend contemplating life on the cute little bridge. Such a cutie pie!
That's ittle bittle me on the top of some rock steps on the right. See how nice the light was when we were there?
And here are our new friends from the park, Gladys the turtle and Sylvester the squirrel. Both of these shots emerged from pure luck. I was shooting pictures of some tadpoles in the pond when I spotted the little one on the left. As soon as I clicked, away s/he swam. The little fuzzy guy happened to stop and turn at the moment I poised my camera. I love his little pose. He reminds me of dramatic chipmunk.
I hope to spend a lot more time outside this summer and will certainly share more snaps (that's what my mom used to call 'em) with you again. Without green grass and blossoms a-bloomin', it just isn't summertime.