Saturday, June 14, 2008

My Sky

These aren't the greatest pictures in the world, but I wanted to show y'all one of the reasons I yearned for years to move back to Oklahoma. The sky. My beautiful Oklahoma sky.



Last night, while Hunny was working on the Tyvek, I looked out the back door and the color was gorgeous so I grabbed Mr. Rebel.



There's just something about the sky right before dusk, the nights the air turns orange. Can't stay inside, y'know? Must. Go. Out. Side.


Seriously. This sky drew me back to Tulsa. And this sky isn't even very pretty by Oklahoma standards. Yes, it's an everyday sky.



The skies which weird me out the most are the winter night skies. Especially when there's snow on the ground. It took the Hunny and me a bit of getting used to. It's supposed to be dark out, but the sky is white. It just never gets dark. Between the clouds and the white ground and the reflection and city lights, the sky stays white all night. Hard to sleep.

I'll leave you with one last one, my favorite. It glowed, and Oatmeal Head noticed it first. I love that about my boys.



Speaking of Oatmeal Head, we went to the CPR class today. The instructor and video have both explained that if someone is unresponsive and not breathing, after calling 911, you uncover their chest. Maybelline has some questions about that, probably planning now never to need CPR. Good for her. Then Oatmeal Head, quite a bit later (he'd been thinking about it) asks, "If there's a girl that needs CPR, do I still need to take her shirt off or can I wait for another girl who knows CPR?" The instructor smiled pretty big at that one and asked how old he was. Tripped him up and he said 13 before correcting to 14. She was pleased that he was so modest, but yes, he'd need to remove the shirt if he was the only rescuer on the scene. If he wasn't, then he could start a human shield of people encircling her, backs to her, to protect HER modesty. I love my children.

Happy weekend, y'all. And to all you dads out there, Happy Father's Day! I'll see you all on Monday!

Until I write again ...

Flea

21 comments:

Tanya Brown said...

Bless Oatmeal Head for being concerned about respecting modesty. I think it's safe to say, though, that if most people in the U.S. have to choose between dying modestly or not dying immodestly, they'll choose the latter.

dlyn said...

Gorgeous photos Flea - I am so glad you got Mr Rebel back. I would be lost if I had to send Mr Nikon away. One thing I always have trouble with when I am away from home is how light it is everywhere else - we have just about zero light pollution out here. You got a mention my blog today and it is time to update the Front Door/Back Door too. Have a great rest-of-the-weekend.

Colleen said...

those are some awesome pictures!!! I only get so see sky like that when we go up to the wineries located in the mountains.

and how sweet is Oatmeal Head??? Most boys his age would be all excited, yet he's worried about a girl's modesty. You sure raised him right! :)

Mayberry Magpie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

Oatmeal Head cracked me up! Is there nothing sweeter than a boy that age?

Mayberry Magpie

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I love sky pictures. In fact, I begged and pleaded for hubby to take me to Skye for our honeymoon solely for the famed sunsets. I still haven't been. And, your son's question was adorable.

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

I am impressed Oatmeal! Very! My girl's only 8 but she'll need a gentleman one day soon...

noble pig said...

Oh dang that is cute and sweet of him. I love that, I hope my boys are that thoughtful

Laura ~Peach~ said...

awwww that brought a tear to my eye... What a wonderful guy!
I love the skys out there too... last time i was at my aunt and uncles (not tooo far from springfield mo) I sat out side and just watched the skies as they all sat inside and yakked... I got some awesome pictures and the colors are just beautiful!
Happy fathers day ... Have a great weekend!
HUGS Laura

Tammy said...

The CPR thing...what a sweetie he is! LOVE THE SKY PHOTOS!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Jan Parrish said...

I love those shots. I am all about the sky.

You have an award on my blog. :)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Gorgeous photos! You are right, the last one is the best. Crazy cool glow effect there!

Laski said...

I love that last shot! It looks like a burst of fire in the sky. Awesome!!!

OK, Oatmeal Head . . . what a gentleman. Only wishing their were more around.

You've obviously done something right, momma!

Karen said...

I love those sky photos! And Mr. Rebel, too.

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

Love, Love, LOVE, L-O-V-E-!-! your new header!!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Love love love these pictures. Your kids are great!
Even your hairy, wandering ones... you may want to come over today. :-)

asthmagirl said...

Beautiful Skies, Flea! I love that last shot!

April said...

Awesome pictures! What a beautiful sky!!!

jules said...

Cute CPR story, it's nice to hear there are good kids still out there. The sky is beautiful, I too love a pretty sky!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog & thanks for your advice :)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Gorgeous photos, just lovely. I am obsessed with the sky and clouds lately. I keep leaving the house without my camera and missing the most beautiful skies.

Merrie said...

I agree with you about the sky and all the beautiful sunsets... Our kids for years would comment on how pretty (gorgeous really, but they don't use that word) the skies are out here... our oldest son made sure to be in the right place at the right time for the sun to be going down just as he proposed... yeah, he's a huge romantic..
anyway, we love being in tulsa for this reason too1

brneyedgal967 said...

Now that is so sweet that he was concerned about her modesty. In about 20 years I think Monkey Girl should meet Oatmeal Head. Okay, maybe 15 - but no sooner.