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Fall Foliage in Oklahoma City (2009)

I hear the drizzle of the rain
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls.
–From Simon and Garfunkel’s Kathy’s Song

You don’t have to hit the rural highways and byways of Oklahoma to find terrific fall foliage. If you work in downtown Oklahoma City, you should take an urban fall foliage tour through Heritage Hills and Mesta Park. The neighborhood is located between Broadway and Western to the east and west and 13th and 22nd from south to north. Many of the trees in this neighborhood pre-date statehood (2007).

The following are some pictures I’ve taken over the last three days. None of them have been altered via photoshop or other editing programs. These are, as they say, straight-out-of-the-camera save for cropping. Enjoy!

Sully bicycling south on Hudson Avenue.

Sully bicycling south on Hudson Avenue.

Sully and Robert on Hudson at 16th. This house is on the Heritage Hills Home Tour.

Sully and Robert on Hudson at 16th. This house is on the Heritage Hills Home Tour.

Alice Harn Park, Heritage Hills, OKC

Alice Harn Park, Heritage Hills, OKC

Monster blowing in the wind on 14th east of Shartel.

Monster blowing in the wind on 14th east of Shartel.

Juliette Bicycling through Heritage Hills

Juliette Bicycling through Heritage Hills

 

Three autumn orbs captured at Shartel and 18th. Can you see the ones that are rose red in the tree? I like to think the orange is my father’s muse
accompanying me on a drive I know he’d love. Some people think orbs are ghosts or spirits captured on film. Others explain the circles of light as the sun shining on particles of dust.

What do you believe?

I believe in things unseen.
I believe in the message of a dream…
–from Jo Dee Messina

My favorite tree along Hudson Avenue.

My favorite tree along Hudson Avenue.

Here is how it looked last year.

Looking west on 20th, Heritage Hills

Looking west on 20th, Heritage Hills

The view from my front porch.

The view from my front porch.

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    stumbled across you on a total different search than I started off with…thank you for bringing me back to view what life is really worth! Your pics are awesome!

  2. CGDK

    If I ever manage to come visit you I’m going to try to make it in Fall…..

  3. Jennifer K

    I’ve been so busy working over time that I haven’t been able to enjoy the fall foliage (plus the weather has been atrocious). Thanks for your beautiful photos.

  4. Lance

    Jen,
    As I sit here bundled up in cold Wisconsin weather…I’m thinking this looks lovely. Beautiful fall colors AND warmth! Really, the pictures are wonderful, I love the autumn season…

  5. Understanding Alice

    Beautiful 😀 The autumn colours seem to bemore vivid with you, but you have inspired me to go photograph a bit of here,in suffolk

  6. miruspeg

    Hello Jen
    What a beautiful post.
    Starting off with the words from Simon and Garfunkel’s wonderful song, then I was mesmerized by your gorgeous autumn photos.

    The orbs were the icing on the cake!
    I believe they are angels floating around shining their light.

    You my dear friend are a shining light too.
    Blessing to you and your family.
    Hugs
    Peg xxx

  7. Loren Christie

    These pictures are stunning, Jen.

  8. Yogi♪♪♪

    Great shots. I loved the comment about your Dad’s muse.

  9. Jim Smith

    Just beautiful! I’m really enjoying the color this year. You did a great job of capturing it. And I love your orange muse…very comforting.

  10. Anonymous

    Jen, you must have a lot of talent with a camera. The pics you took look just like the real thing. Rob

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