10/24/08

Skywatch Friday

Oklahoma Sunkissed Silhouette
This is a shot of the artesian spring fed lake about a mile from our home. It presents me with endless photo opportunities year round, a great swimming hole and alot of natural beauty for free. Note how the trees all lean one way, that's how strong the wind blows across the plains in Oklahoma - the famous song does not lie!

If you'd like to join in, go to the Skywatch site.

28 comments:

Woody said...

Looks like a nice place to relax. Happy SWF

napaboaniya said...

Looks like a lovely place. Nice picture for Skywatch too :)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely photo; perfect for SWF.

Louise said...

A lovely view. I like how the water curves, and the light, and the tree... and oh yes! The sky! All wonderful!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Wonderful shot. I love the way the curve of the branch and the curve of the water keep the eye moving.

Pretty Life Online said...

Nice catch for skywatch! Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize__ blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, and our own two eyes. All is a miracle!!! Happy skywatching! Hope too see you @ corner too...

Giggle! said...

I'm not usually one for landscapes!

(I think it's because I suffer with horrid car sickness, so I always have this feeling like I'm gonna vomit while looking at the scenery out the car window!)

But this is actually a very beautiful pic! I'm impressed!! xx

Wren said...

It's a beautiful place, and springs are both mythical and mystical by their very nature.

However, looking at those trees gives me pause. That's a powerful wind!

Becky and Gary said...

I like this one ! That tree just adds so much more. You must have some really strong winds.

Mary said...

Great pic, Sarah. Love the 'tree in motion' aspect.

bobbie said...

Wish I could share that view with you in person. It looks like a truly beautiful place.

Gretchen said...

What a beautiful photo. Very calming.

Sandi McBride said...

Artesian Spring water is the coldest, sweetest most wonderful water in the world! We're lucky enough to live near one, too...that is a lovely photo and I could lose myself in it very easily~
hugs
Sandi

Enigma said...

I love the way the sun is reflecting off the water. And thanks for pointing out about the wind affecting the trees and their growth. I had not yet read your note, and was wondering if it was my imagination or whether I was having a stroke -- seeing the trees all leaning to the right. A Great shot! Thanks for sharing!

ellen b said...

Beautiful! Oh goodie now I'll have that song floating in my head today. We learned the songs from the musical in junior high and Oklahoma comes back to me at the weirdest times... :0)

gingela5 said...

Beautiful picture! Looks calm and relaxing!

Dewdrop said...

I bet it does provide you with countless photo ops! How beautiful!!! Great capture!

Daryl said...

Love the contrast of the nekkid tree and those with the green leaves .. the sun reflecting on the water .. a really nice OK sky!

:-Daryl

Kelli said...

Beautiful! I think I would want to walk there everyday and just sit, relax, think or nap.

Brandon and Julie said...

I love the wonky trees! Thats the best part of the picture. Love it!

Coloradolady said...

What a beautiful photo. You have a really great blog. I enjoyed my visit. Happy SWF.

Eds said...

Yes this photo is so relaxing! Happy SWF! :)

dabrah said...

What a fabulous spot.

chrome3d said...

I like your lake too. I hope you get many good new opportunities there.

roadgurl5 said...

Looks so nice and peaceful...beautiful too!

Kay said...

Wow! That's pretty amazing to see the trees all leaning that way. Gorgeous picture, Sarah!

Arija said...

Now that is a delightful skywatch photo or just plain photo! Great and very satisfying shot.

* TONYA * said...

Wow. It's beautiful.