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stanpaxton Panorama of Turner Falls and Honey Creek surrounded by the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma. Turner Falls is 77 feet in height. Some of the flow in Honey Creek is discharge of groundwater from the Cambro-Ordovician Arbuckle Group limestones. Note the falls have built out and eroded down through an apron of travertine and tufa. |

disembark

seven forty four.

handfuls of sleepy tulsans blink past glass and the landed plane

at the gathering gray swamp of storms huddling on the horizon,

and all is silence and country music spread thin

over linoleum.

seven forty five.

a door opens

and tumbles out five dozen chattering californians.

culture clashes in the doorframe as over and into 

the midwestern quiet they flood.

the tulsans side eye hurried noise.

intruders.

wake not the midwest until it so desires.


-rachel | @whatrachelwrote

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When we arrived in Oklahoma this afternoon we went for a walk around the Brickworks. It is really pretty. We were surprised there were not more people around. We felt quite at home when we passed all the road cones in the first picture. The cones here are much slimmer and taller. The ducks are just as hungry here and bigger so I guess they are better fed.

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Filmmaker Mike Olbinski condensed several weeks of storm chasing in the US Great Plains region into this 6 minute time-lapsed video. If you like weather or clouds, this has something for you. Some amazing views of shelf clouds (I felt like screaming as one came at me), lightning, classic thunderstorm shapes, and apparently 6 tornadoes (a couple are hard to spot in the clouds). Mammatus clouds look amazing in time lapse!