Event: King Author’s Court

April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of 2016 marked the 40th annual medieval fair for Norman, Oklahoma. It’s free to attend this medieval fair and a great way to kick off the fair season in the midwest. We haNormanMedievalFairA-2016.jpgd a wonderful time. We met up with Frank Kieth and his wonderful sculptures. We saw Michelle and her lovely assortment of corsetry! We saw many, many vendors and some wonderful shows as well.

This fair is great for interacting with characters, people watching and even pet watching! We saw dogs of all shapes and sizes and even some in costume! There was also a bearded dragon and some Birds of Prey!
The live action chess game was absolutely wonderful!NormanMedievalFairB-2016.jpg Have you ever seen such a thing? Fear not! if by some misbegotten chance you missed Norman’s lovely fair and shopping opportunity, you can visit the Castle of Muskogee in May. They also have a live action chess match… though you won’t see King Author or Queen Guinevere. Though you could chance to catch a live action chess match and a mermaid grotto…

King Author’s court at Norman was a lovely day and the weather was altogether grand for the celebration. The food is wonderful and of great variety…and the people are many!

To catch your eye and the scope of possibilities for next year in Norman, check out our gallery of this saturday’s meanderings. See you in Muskogee!

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Cinco de Mayo at the Castle!

At the Castle for Cinco de Mayo!

How did you spend your weekend?

I spent mine shutter-bugging at the Castle of Muskogee! The Castle hosted it’s 18th annual opening weekend of “the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival”. The festival takes place every Saturday and Sunday from May 4th through June 2nd of 2013.  It’s a great place to experience new and old things alike. You can see craftsman that still do blacksmithing and ladies that keep the art of spinning alive. You can find jewelry makers, book sellers, clothiers, and all sorts of entertainers at the Castle this month.

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Come fly with us at the Castle!

You can see pirates, sword fights, jousting and dancing, a live chess match, belly dancers, and the children can get knighted or become ladies-in-waiting. You can visit the Italian quarter and see a tribal circus; visit Angus’ land and buy a kilt; take a carriage ride; see a birds of prey show; the possibilities are endless! 😀

If you saw the Birds of Prey show this weekend or you catch it any time this year during fair, PLEASE!–visit theRoyalGauntlet.com and leave some feedback telling the creators what you thought of the show.

….there is more to come….see what else we find this year at the Castle of Muskogee!

 

 

Halloween Festival – October Holidays!

I love the Month of October!

I know you are probably tired of hearing me say that but it is so true. It is the time for fun and lots of events are taking place. Check out Haunted Castle at the Castle of Muskogee. I love costumes and photos and people! This is the perfect time and place for both!

For more photos, please visit my gallery. Don’t forget to Call 918-381-7972 for your Halloween Session!

 

Holidays….OCTOBER the month of costumes and horrors!

October! So many happenings in October!

Haunted Castle happens every Friday and Saturday in October right up to Halloween night!

Oktober Fest 2012 happens during fall break! (October 18 thru October 21)!

Numerous costume parties, chances to dress up with your friends and visit the castle of Muskogee (costumes are not required–but that is part of the fun in my opinion!), good food, good eats, great treats! 😀

Don’t forget about that Horror Movie Marathon with friends! “Dracula“, ” The Omen“, “Carrie“, “The Amityville Horror“, “The Exorcist“, “Friday the 13th“, “Poltergeist“, “Nightmare on Elm Street“,”Halloween“, “An American Werewolf in London“, ….and many more!

(side note: a remake is in the future…what do you think???

Share your comments HERE and let us know!)

There’s also the cute cartoon marathons for the kids and a trip down memory lane for others: “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown“, “the Wizard of Oz“, “the Nightmare before Christmas“, “Beetlejuice“, “ET“, “Ghost Busters“, “The Addams Family“, and more….

Write in and tell about your favorite costume! or your most memorable Halloween party! Or Your scariest moment in history! Or share your favorite Halloween recipe! (see the comments section!)

Hope to see you out at the Castle of Muskogee this weekend! Royal Gauntlet will be there and so will I! Let’s have some FUN! And be sure to check facebook and the web gallery for pictures!

Holidays…part 3

OCTOBER!!! Yes, it is finally here!

If you live in the Tulsa, OK area, then October brings the State Fair, the Haunted Castle, Oktoberfest, and many other things to do!

The Tulsa State Fair is a tradition and I can’t wait to get out and do some shooting at the fair this year. That will be new for me. I love new things and new experiences!

The Haunted Castle in Muskogee is a lot of fun too! If you have ever attended the renaissance fair there in May, then Haunted Castle is a blast! If you are looking for a costume for Halloween, Haunted Castle is a GREAT place to get some wonderful ideas! The cast is of course in costume but so are a lot of the visitors. And the costumes you will see are amazing! Something else you are very likely to see at the Castle of Muskogee’s Haunted castle is Royal Gauntlet and their Birds of Prey! Always a joy and a thrill….Eurasian Eagle Owls, Harris Hawks, and more!

Oktoberfest always brings a laugh and lots of music and fun!

Enjoy October and don’t forget to add some fun: call a photographer and spice up your fall photo session with some Halloween fun!

Sunday, Memorial Day weekend: OKRF

My last day at Oklahoma Renaissance Fair….(sigh).

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OKRF was a blast. I hated to miss the special events planned for Memorial Day in honor of our veterans….however, family time is a good time and reason to miss any event. Post comments here about your Memorial Day 2012….

Hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!

Collages and Photography….an Inspiration!

Family collages
Family photos are meant to be a fun and awesome experience. This one was a blast for all! Can't you tell?

Collages are alot of fun! The photo session is only a part of the experience for me…I can’t describe the enjoyment I get from these projects! They are awesome!

Falconry (My kind of Hunting)
This was open hunt 2010 with Royal Gauntlet.

It isn’t often you get to see so many “girls” enjoying such an event as this one pictured above. We all loved it. My daughter also attended 2011’s open hunt and is already planning on accompanying me to the one that will surely take place in the fall of 2012, this year!

The enjoyment we shared out in the field was what I tried to put into this collage. I know it is different than the family portrait collage…but collages can come in may variations. You just need the imagination and the inspiration….and viola!

Misha's Photography and Restoration
Misha's Photography and Restoration collage.

I hope this one looks familiar. This collage was done to show my photos in a unique way. I enjoy photographing many different things. Most people think of photography as just portraits or art that you hang on your wall. Most people thing of the portrait side. Art is usually another category all together. I think it all links together. This is my hobby; my work; my passion; my career…..and I love it! I hope you do too.

Spring 2012

While spring is not officially here until March 21st, Spring break is right around the corner!

Harris Hawk
Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey

The weather here in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area has been giving us sneak peeks at what is to come. I hope some have been able to get out and enjoy it! I cannot wait! I am looking forward to more outdoor shoots and the ren-fairs that are coming too!

Senior Portraits taken outdoors are almost in session! On location photography is starting to bloom for the year too! Such an exciting time! Come and JOIN US!

Royal Gauntlet Visit

This past weekend, I was fortunate to visit the Royal Gauntlet facility located in Coweta, OK. Royal Gauntlet is a rehabilitation and education facility for birds of prey.

teenage girl
today’s teens enjoy nature

Royal Gauntlet seems to attract the young adults of today which greatly increases the awareness factor for the future. So many young adults seem to be immersed in video games or the internet that nature and God’s creatures seem to take no seat at all unless they are part of the game. It is great to see exceptions while visiting the facilities.

Royal Gauntlet also does the Bird of Prey show at the Castle of Muskogee every weekend in May. If you are into education and birds of prey, this is worth checking out!

Eurasian Eagle Owl
What?

Royal Gauntlet is very proud of their Eurasian Eagle Owl. He is called “Ritual” and it is amazing to see this owl fly! Eurasian Eagle Owls are the largest owl species on the planet and at the age of maturity, their eyes turn red! I can not wait to see Ritual reach that stage.

He is a most amazing creature and I feel incredibly blessed to have seen him at such a vantage point!

Royal Gauntlet currently has a beautiful representation of birds of prey. Harris hawks, Red-tailed hawks,  three varieties of falcons, and three varieties of owls.

I can’t wait until the fair arrives at the Castle of Muskogee so I can show you more of Royal Gauntlet and their birds.

See you again next week for the next update!

Open Hunt 2011

Open Hunt 2011

Hosted by: Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey

This year’s open hunt was held in Coweta, OK off of highway 51.

The weather was good and the demonstrations were plentiful.

If you were there, you had a unique experience. Royal Gauntlet showed a Eurasian Eagle Owl, a Saker Falcon, a Peregrine Falcon, a Great Horned Owl,  a few Harris Hawks, a few Red-tailed Hawks, and a couple of flight demonstrations with certain birds.

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Open Hunt is held each year at the beginning of November. If you missed the 2011 hunt, catch us next year in 2012. Reminders will be announced at the castle of Muskogee’s ren-fair as well as on Royal Gauntlet’s blog. . . . so come to the Castle of Muskogee to see the birds that were at open hunt. The ren-fair is held every weekend in May!