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Monday, May 26, 2014

Oklahoma skies

Sunset tonight at my aunt's house, Cimmaron County, Oklahoma.

 

We came yesterday, stopping at Baker Cemetery in Texas County, to visit Mother's grave.

My brother and sister-in-law brought a wreath for the occasion.

The sky was dark and threatening, rain could be seen in the distance...it was chilly and windy too!

It is an old cemetery, some graves are even unmarked, from leaner, pioneer times!

The drought has really baked and blown this ground.....I was encouraged to see a few green blades fighting their way back! If only that rain WOULD come!

As we continued west, the skies cleared and warmer temperatures returned. We reached Felt, OK in time to see a wonderful sunset which painted even the other side of the sky a wonderful lavender.....

 

[ Looking east, not west, as the sun set.]

 

7 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Beautiful skies.

Janet said...

That photo of the cracked earth sure brings it home how dry it is! We're in a drought situation here in CA, too. I hope we all get some rain soon. But those skies look awesome. Even the cloudy ones.

gma said...

Beautiful pictures. My parents are buried in a dirt cemetery here in the desert. There is something very zen about that. Beautiful skies.

Anne Jeffries said...

Our recent drive through Oklahoma was reminiscent of the gloomy skies. There is something very foreboding about the threat of Oklahoma darkness. I suppose it didnt help that i had experienced my first tornado warning this year and then drove through there. It can be quite fearsome.

Lila Rostenberg said...

Yes, the dark threatening skies keep us scanning the clouds for funnel shapes!
The other thing that happens when you can see for miles and miles in any direction is heartbreaking....you are in a drought, desperately needing moisture and you can see it raining all around you at different times. But seldom on your land!
Still the sky is incredible and the stars at night spectacular!

Katkat said...

Glad you had a nice visit to the Promise Land!

Lila Rostenberg said...

Thanks, Kathy!

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