A quick trip to Cali.

My quick trip to California, came via helping my friend’s mom Carol move to Groveland, CA to be closer to her daughter.

After the driving, and unloading of the furniture came a little time to explore. There was even time for a trip to the Schulman Grove in the white mountains.

ElderBristlecone Pine Tree, Discovery Trail, Schulman Grove, Inyo National Forest, White Mountains


Bristlecone Pine Tree

My short visit to the grove was really amazing. I had been wanting to visit for many years, and during a recent trip I was able to make it happen thanks to a great friend of mine Elisabeth Barton. She is part of Echo Adventure Cooperative, a coop for adventure guides in the Yosemite area. On your next trip to California you need to visit their site to book your adventure.


Sunset from Olmstead Point, Yosemite National Park


Sunset east of the Seirra


Alkali Flies at Mono Lake


A walk at Oxley

The Mary K. Oxley Nature Center located in Mohawk Park, Tulsa, OK is a gem of a place to go and be lost for twenty minutes two hours or an entire day. Trails that crisscross or lead off in one direction through the woods, along creeks and following the edge of a lake. You’ll discover a myriad of birds, possibly some deer and an armadillo or two or three. Along with all of the fauna there are also all the flora that comes along with being in the woods in Northeastern Oklahoma. Here are a just a few glimpses at what you’ll find.

The Mary K. Oxley Nature Center located in Mohawk Park is located at 3452-3676 Mohawk Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74115. You can contact them at (918) 669-6644.

Yosemite! Yeah thats right!

So I am here in Tulsa.  I got back into town late last Wednesday night and yes I want to go back so badly.  I was out there visiting a great friend and getting some schooling in picture taking.  If you want to learn to take great pictures go there, you will get the schooling you need, trust me.  This post will be followed by updates, as I continue to edit my images and continue the story of the trip.  I all I can say is it was an awesome trip, to visit awesome people in an amazingly awesome place, yes I know I said awesome 3 now 4 times but that word is very appropriate, now I could get the dictionary or thesaurus out and find some alternate words but I think “awesome” is just fine.

Anyhow, here are a couple of images I have to share right now, these two images were taken the evening of the my last day there in the park.  I know I am beginning the story at the end but I kind of think it is appropriate.  I hope you enjoy.


Half Dome and the Merced river
Half Dome and the Merced river in Yosemite Valley, Yosemtie National Park.
El Capitan Reflections

El Capitan Reflection in the Merced river, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park.