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. |
The Blue Whale of Catoosa, built by Hugh Davis in the early 1970s as an anniversary gift to his wife Zelta, a collector of whale figurines. Eventually it was opened to the public as a swimming hole, and enjoyed by travelers of Route 66.
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.
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!