May Day! May Days!

May is an AWESOME month!

A lot happens in May around the Tulsa and Broken Arrow areas.

May's schedule for the Tulsa area found here!
Tulsa News!

May 1st is May Day (or Beltane, if you travel the wiccan or celtic circles of life). This is the time to celebrate spring time, good crops, births and new life in general….though with this year’s record history of snowfall in Oklahoma in MAY(!)…spring might be hard to see at the moment.

May 4th, FREE comic book day! Don’t forget to visit your local comic book store such as Starbase 21, Vintage Stock for great deals! “May the 4th be with you”…..National Star Wars day! 😉

Star Wars, a New Hope
MAY the Force be With You!

May 5th, Cinco de Mayo….I know a lot of us will be celebrating Saturday night instead of Sunday due to work and church but celebrations are good and they usually include a healthy dose of FUN!

OKRF at the Castle of Muskogee

May 4th & 5th also opens up the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival at the Castle of Muskogee for the 2013 season! YES! I knew that’s what you were waiting to hear, right? 😉 This year the fair (OKRF) runs through June 1 & 2….for a 5 week run! Each weekend is a different themed celebration at the Castle.

May 4th & 5th is romance weekend. May 10th is student day. May 11th & 12th celebrates Mother’s Day.  May 18th & 19th is Pirate weekend! arrgh! May 25th, 26th and 27th is Celtic weekend with a salute to our troops on Memorial Day (the 27th).  June 1st & 2nd is Gypsy Bazaar!

We absolutely cannot forget Mother’s Day which falls on May 12th this year. Mothers deserve to be celebrated. Don’t forget to let your Mom know how important she is in your life this year.

Graduations from High School and Colleges all over the state also take place in mid-May….so

Up…Up…and away….as high as the moon and stars….

congratulate your friends and family members for their accomplishments and enjoy the summer with them too!

Memorial Day!! (May 27th, 2013) That day that begins the swim season for so many…Bring on SUMMER!!! and don’t forget to remember our troops, the men and women who have served over the years so we can enjoy our rights and freedoms in our own way and in our own time.

Freedom isn’t free….all gave some, but some gave ALL. God Bless Our Troops….

Thank a Veteran…Hug a Soldier…or just say a Prayer for those who are currently serving & away from families of their own.

May is definitely a wonderful and busy month!

Leave a comment and let us know what you do with it!

Memorial Day 2012

The end of May 2012 is fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but I am still wondering what happened to the beginning of this year. It is just about half over. Fortunately, the weather is good and the sunshine is welcome! 😀

Flowers in the Sky
Sunshine and Roses for you…

Summer vacation is coming if yours hasn’t already started and people are looking for those water sports and swimming holes to open. After all, Memorial Day is the weekend it all begins!

Memorial Day is also a day of remembrance for many. This is the weekend we take flowers to decorate the resting places of those who have gone before us. Memories are a wonderful comfort. They are also a way to share those you love with those you love who never had the chance to know them.

I hope Memorial Day is a wonderful time for you filled with happy memories that you get to share with many friends and family members. Let me what fills your Memorial Day of May 2012. Leave a comment here to share.

OKRF 2012 Muskogee, Oklahoma

Carriage ride for His Majesty's Birds
visit OKRF, take a carriage ride.

What would you expect to see at a ren-faire? They call it Renaissance for a reason. I love the carriage rides. they are a great way to see all of “Castleton” in a short, uninterrupted span of time….did I say uninterrupted?

You might find the occasional band of thieves or pirates stop you….then again, your ride could be a stroll through the kingdom as peaceful as you imagined it to be.

"Cast in Bronze"
Maestro of the Carillon

You can hear the “Carillon” (pronounced care-ill-on) which is a unique sound not heard many places….

Cast in Bronze is perfect for those who love unique music, the sound of bells and other such instrumental music.

The Maestro plays in such a unique wave of movement as to entertain you while you listen…stop in at the Castle of Muskogee and hear it for yourself.

The Brother's Dim
OKRF original adult fairy tale theater like you have never seen it before

The Brothers Dimm is another (all together different and…) unique show. I have seen nothing else like them anywhere. Though I do enjoy a good laugh at every show!

Africa's Barbary Falcon
an almost endangered species

Another unique “MUST SEE” show is the Birds of Prey show at OKRF.  It’s held in the jousting arena twice a day and features a WIDE ARRAY of birds for your enjoyment. Unlike most other educational animal shows, this one features demonstrations that can involve audience participation. That’s part of what makes it great!!! Check out more at the Royal Gauntlet’s blogsite.

There are of course other sites to see throughout Castleton:

Marco, OKRF 2012
OKRF 2012, Marco

Marco…be he pirate or jester…Marco is awesome! you can even play Marco Polo without getting all wet! 🙂

The Queen–have tea with Her Majesty even!

There are Fools (and Jesters), Knights, wenches, Ladies, Faeries, Jousters, and lots of other things you may not have ever imagined! Visit Castleton and check it out for yourself. But be sure to leave a comment or a photo here!

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Tales of Mother Nature

May is a wonderful month in Oklahoma.

The weather changes from day to day if not minute to minute. while this can be challenging to an outdoor photographer, it is awesome! I love a challenge! This week, I had a wonderful opportunity to shoot some nature shots…just sort of looking around.

Fairy Tales...Roses
What story does this remind you of?

I love nature. Flowers offer a wide variety of photographic opportunities. This particular shot reminds me of a favorite childhood faery tale. Can you tell me which one I might be thinking of??

Take a guess! (leave it in the comment section)…..

Nature offers many things that people sometimes get too busy to see. I like to remind myself of the small ever-present things I tend to take for granted.

What did I do?
Squirrel Vision

This was comical! This little red squirrel looked over at me as if to say “What? You have never seen a squirrel before?”

Nature has an expression! Several I am sure…probably more than I can experience and share. But I will give it a shot!

Flowers by the pond
Flowers by the pond

In poetry books, I use to see illustrations of picnics by a pond or some such similar scene.

This shot reminds me of those poetry books, picnics in summer, and calming moments that are rarely seen any more due to the hustle and bustle of our busy life in today’s technology driven world.

What does it remind you of?

Do you have a special place? A spot that makes time stand still? this lovely little vision could be one such place to someone….

Flowing Waters
Flowing Waters

Waterfalls represent so many things…

the flow of time, the streams of life and it’s journey, the calming sound of rushing water that let the spirit revive itself and breathe…

Waterfalls are a favorite of mine. Don’t forget to share yours! send me a photo or leave a comment.

Nature is a wonderful teacher…life is an amazing journey! Please, share them through photos.

If you would like a portrait done in your favorite nature setting…shoot me an email or give me a call!

918-381-7972

Photography is a wonderful way to share life with those who aren’t as close as you would like them.