Festival of Trees – Holiday Fun

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One of the things I have noticed as I age is that I worry less about what other people think. Today my kids and I enjoyed running through the leaves on the grounds of a local museum, dancing with elves and visiting with bassoon players. Just a few years ago, I would have quietly walked by the elves, but now I feel free to dance along if I feel the need or throw leaves at my kids! The bassoon players took the time to explain how the bassoon works and played several holiday songs. The occasion of all this frolic was the Festival of Trees at the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa. Every year donors create beautiful, unique Christmas trees and gingerbread houses, which are offered for sale. The proceeds go to the museum. What a amazing variety of creations there were. The gingerbread houses really caught our attention. Besides the usual…

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Late Fall Pictures in Oklahoma

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Need to print Late November 2014 036My daughter and I went exploring at a local nature park this fall. Oklahoma is in the middle of the North American continent. Without having the ocean or any mountains nearby to moderate our temperature, we are at the mercy of the prevailing winds. During our hike we noticed the temperature dropping rapidly. It was a cold front that dropped the temperature over 30 degrees in just 2 hours. It is a good thing we had our jackets! I can’t say the same for some of the other hikers, who looked like they were freezing. I know we should prepare for changes in temperature, but Oklahoma can really catch you by surprise. We did not see any wildlife, other than birds, but I did manage to snap a few pics with my cell phone.

So cold!SO SO COLD!!

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