Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sightseeing in a car wash...

Oklahoma City National Memorial

After numerous visits to Oklahoma I finally paid a visit to the memorial of the Oklahoma City bombing.

The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, killed 168 people, including 19 children, and injured more than 650. The memorial is a public/private partnership erected so that the American public can honor the memory of the victims, their families, the survivors, and their rescuers.

There are 168 empty “chairs” where the Alfred P. Murrah building once stood at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. The 19 smaller chairs represent the children who were killed.

The museum is located in the west end of the former Journal Record Building. Built in 1923, the building withstood the bombing and is listed on the national register of historic places. the museum takes you on a chronological, self-guided tour of the events that happened that day, and the weeks and years that followed the bombing. It's well worth the visit.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Charons Garden Wilderness Area

Last evening, in search of a great sunset (that wasn't so spectacular), my friend Brad and I took a drive to the Witchita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. It's a great spot. It is one of more than 546 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. It's 59,020 acres hosts a rare piece of the past - a mixed grass prairie, an island where the natural grasslands escaped destruction because the rocky terrain defeated the plow.

Art Deco in Lawton, Oklahoma

Yesterday I visited a friend whose house is a museum of original art deco antiques--clutter with a purpose.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A sunset at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Southwest Oklahoma

I'm spending a week with good friends in Lawton, Oklahoma. There is something special about this place. I love the windy, grassy, and simple lay of the land. I can easily relate to the concept of sitting on a wrap-around porch in the middle of a farm with just the sound of the wind rushing through the trees, the warm smells of the prarie, and the sight of cattle grazing in the waving grass.

Ten Commandmets in Motion

The Ten Commandments - motion (kinetic) typography from Vit Ryznar on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday Breakfast

I enjoy Saturday mornings having breakfast with my mom and sister. This morning we were blessed with a visit from my grandnephew.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Morning Walk

This morning I walked Chamber's Bay with my friend Craig Hamilton. Here are some pics of what I saw.