Friday we took a day trip to Oklahoma to visit some family. I might have mentioned Dotty in previous posts. She is a former member of the Audubon Society and could name birds by sight, flight, or song. Her health is not good and we decided to see her now.
I share a few sights from the trip.
The road out west of Vinita, Hwy. 60, is closed due to bridge repair, so we left the turnpike at Miami (pronounced my-A-mah in a rather drawn way) and took Hwy 10 west through Welch to Lenapah and hence south to Nowata and on west to Bartlesville.
These final pics are from our travels west and back east on Hwy 10.
The morning was misty, cloudy and cold.
All together we saw about two dozen hawks, red tail and other types. Most were on the fence lines or tree limbs, some in the air motionless and struggling against a strong north wind. One was eating breakfast by the road, ignoring speeding traffic.
We had a real good visit. It may have been the last.
The clouds cleared by the time we headed home. The last two views are from a 90° turn on Hwy 10. I have always loved this vista.
You cannot tell it, but the wind was howling. This is Oklahoma to me.