Thursday, April 30, 2009


Hubby and I were reading the newspaper in the dining room when he said "LOOK!"

We had 3 Kits playing and having a great time right outside on the drive again this year!

We had blocked the deck where they couldn't den there this year, but low and behold we still have them living close this spring anyway.

He said do you want the long lens back on the camera

Naturally I said "Yes"!

I snuck out and was able to document them as they took off down the ditch between our house
and our neighbor. They are younger than the ones last year that I was able to photograph.

These guys aren't afraid of me and were so curious about me.
This one came up to me as I was leaning against the Jeep taking their pictures.

He is so cute!

Okay, you seem to be non threatning so guess I will go back to the others.

There are 4 but I was only able to get 3 at once.

This is the 4th one who was wandering around doing it's own thing.

I just love living here expecially this time of year, the Wildwood never disappoints!
I just dread when Jackie decides we have company
she will never shut up..............

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sleepy Sunday


I know you think that Jackie is all I have to write about lately,

but really she is

and after all Pioneer Woman puts that ugly bassett hound on almost everyday!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

42 YEARS AGO the Fillies Arrrived

These fillies were born on April 19, 1967 and April 20, 1967.............Cinnamon came first to Gypsy on a nice clear night. I was up getting ready for school when some people who shared the pasture with us had been to feed their horses and came by with the news Gypsy had foaled. My question was does she have any some sugar sprinkled on the hips.

Well that was a mirage because Cinnamon had no color except a beautiful burnished color, no black like her mom. She was a very beautiful baby but she had her mothers temperment...onery.

The next night Tequila had her baby in a horrible rain storm. We went to the pasture with a flash light combing the pasture and we saw some eyes low to the ground. It was
a foal and Tequila had just had her. We caught them and put them in the barn for the night so the new one would not drown.

We did get a sprinkle of sugar on the hips of this one.

Monday, April 20, 2009

X rated........

My x-ray that is....
I am going to have to have my knees operated on because my knee caps are not where they are suppose to be.
Oh, joy!
They are suppose to be right over the top of the upside down V........ I thought maybe it would be easy but they have to cut the bone, the good news is I don't have to have a replacement knee put in. They said it is a genetic problem and I was born with it, but time and age has made it worse. The tendon is pulling it to the side, but the tendon is attached to the bone so the bone has to move. I don't think I will do it until the fall, unless it gets too painful.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


What OKLAHOMA is all about:

Love The Summer?
Poolville, Oklahoma
Sunray, Oklahoma
Want Something To Eat?
Corn, Oklahoma
Grainola, Oklahoma
Hominy, Oklahoma
Olive, Oklahoma
South Coffeeville, Oklahoma
Sweetwater, Oklahoma
Cookietown, Oklahoma
Why Travel To Other Cities?
Oklahoma Has Them All!
Cleveland, Oklahoma
Orlando, Oklahoma
Miami, Oklahoma
Pittsburgh, Oklahoma
Santa Fe, Oklahoma
St. Louis, Oklahoma
Chattanooga, Oklahoma
Peoria, Oklahoma
Burbank, Oklahoma
Fargo, Oklahoma
Don't Forget The Wildlife!
Wolfe, Oklahoma
Eagle, Oklahoma
Buffalo, Oklahoma
Fox, Oklahoma
Bison, Oklahoma
Deer Creek, Oklahoma
Elk City, Oklahoma
We Have A Town Named After A Number...
Forty-One, Oklahoma
And A Town Who's Letter's Don't Spell Anything...
IXL, Oklahoma
And For The Sportsman Who Wants To Get Away From It All...
Fisherman's Paradise, Oklahoma
We Even Have A City Named After Earth's Only Satellite!
Moon, Oklahoma
And A City Named After Our State!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Feeling A Bit Chilly?
Snow, Oklahoma
Slick, Oklahoma
Cold Springs, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Is Full Of Love!
Lovedale, Oklahoma
Loveland, Oklahoma
Lovell, Oklahoma
Bigheart, Oklahoma
Loyal, Oklahoma
Like To Read About The Presidents?
Adams, Oklahoma
Taylor, Oklahoma
Fillmore, Oklahoma
Grant, Oklahoma
Taft, Oklahoma
Johnson, Oklahoma
Lincoln, Oklahoma
Jefferson, Oklahoma
Reagan, Oklahoma
Wilson, Oklahoma
Roosevelt, Oklahoma
Carter, Oklahoma
Clinton, Oklahoma
Washington, Oklahoma
Other City Names In Oklahoma To Make You Smile.....
Frogville, Oklahoma
Loco, Oklahoma
Bushyhead, Oklahoma
Bugtussle, Oklahoma
Hooker, Oklahoma
Slaughterville, Oklahoma
Bowlegs, Oklahoma
Slapout, Oklahoma
And Regardless What Side Of The Fence You're On...
Gay, Oklahoma
Straight, Oklahoma
Here Are Some Little Known But Very Interesting Facts About Oklahoma.
1. The bread twist tie was invented in Maysville.
2. The shopping cart was invented in Ardmore in 1936.
3. The nation's first parking meter was intalled in Oklahoma City in 1935.
4. The first Girl Scout Cookie was sold in Muskogee in 1917.
5. Cimarron County, located in the Oklahoma Panhandle, is the only county in the U.S. bordered by 4 separate states... Texas, New Mexico, Colorado & Kansas.
6. The Oklahoma State Capital is the only capital in the U.S. with working oil wells on its grounds.
7. Boise City, Oklahoma was the only city in the United States to be bombed during World War II. On Monday night, July 5, 1943, at 12:30 a.m., a B-17 Bomber based at Dalhart Army Air Base, Texas, dropped six practice bombs on the sleeping town, mistaking the city lights as target lights.
8. WKY Radio in Oklahoma City was the first radio station transmitting west of the Mississippi River.
9. The nation's first 'Tornado Warning' was issued on March 25, 1948 in Oklahoma City minutes before a devastating tornado. Because of the warning, no lives were lost.
10. Oklahoma has the largest Native American population of any state in the U.S.
11. The name ' Oklahoma' comes from two Choctaw words... okla meaning 'people' and humma meaning 'red'. So the name means, 'Red People.' The name was approved in 1890.
12. Oklahoma produced more astronauts than any other state.
13. Oklahoma has more man made lakes than any other state.
14. During the 'Land Rush', Oklahoma City went from a vast, open prairie to a city of over 10,000 in a single day.
15. The nation's first traffic 'Yield' sign was invented and designed by Clinton Riggs,father of Bartlesville retired physician Thomas Riggs MD, and erected in Tulsa.
16. Pensacola Dam is the longest multi-arched dam in the world at 6,565 feet.
17. The ' Port of Catoosa' (just north of Tulsa) is the largest inland port in America.
18. The aerosol can was invented in Bartlesville.
19. Per square mile, Oklahoma has more tornadoes than any other place in the world.
20. The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth was in Moore, Oklahoma on May 3rd. 1999 during the Oklahoma City F-5 tornado. Wind speed was clocked at 318 mph.
21.Bob Dunn a musician from Beggs invented the first electric guitar 1935.
22. Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper is located in Bartlesville.
22. The ' Will Rogers World Airport' and the ' Wiley Post Airport' are both named after two famous Okies....both killed in an airplane crash!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Weekend

My husband wanted to take out the convertible and drive down to Tulsa Saturday to go to Woodward Park to view the Dogwoods and Azalea's.

They were in all their glory, but so were the crowds. It was so crowded we could not even find a place to park to walk around.

That was a "big surprise" since it was Easter weekend!

I don't know how I even got these photos without any people being in them!

So the surrounding housing areas are just as picturesque and so we decided to drive the neighborhood to visit the dogwoods and azaleas there. Most of the houses were built during the 1920's when Oil was King in Tulsa.

This was a beautiful mix of Pink and White Dogwood Trees

I have always said if I were to move down to Tulsa I would want to live in this part of town

and live in a house rich in history.

There is a diverse architectural style in the homes there. In fact Tulsa as a whole has some very beautiful architecture in the downtown area. Art Deco buildings are prominent downtown as the time of the Oil Boom Art Deco was all the rage.

The azaleas were beautiful,

I wish ours were doing so well at our house.

As we were driving around slowly admiring the dogwood trees I noticed these
dog statues on the front porch of this little cottage!

Oh those are so neat!

I want some!!!

I love dog statues!!!!!

Oh my gosh, what is on that porch honey?

Stop, Stop, Stop!!!!!!

Beautiful bronze Greyhound statues!!!!!!

Have you ever saw anything so beautiful!!!!!

There is a funny story I am going to tell you about a young friend we know in her 20's.

She asked hubby and I one time about 2 years ago,

what's the deal with those "rich" white folks and those big dog statues?

We said what did you say? She said, "you know, those big dog statues".

We looked at each other and cracked up ........

now it is a joke between the 3 of us!

She still dosen't get it I don't think....

maybe I don't get it, but I will tell you I like big dog statues myself and I am not in that catagory!

The only part that fits me is the white part!

ha ha he he.....

(PS) she is whiter than me......

Then there are these old beauties that are being brought down in this historic neighborhood similar to this house and new homes are being retro fitted into the neighborhood.

Is that a good thing or not?

I personally think if a house is dilapidated and needs to be torn down it is okay if the architecture matches the original homes and isn't a distraction.

I believe these examples are a nice addition to an old established neighborhood.

I would not mind living in one of them even if it isn't historic....

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

American Cowboy Magazine Top 20 Places to live in the West

Bartlesville is included in the top 20 places to live in the West!

Well I am a native of Bartlesville and I am so proud that Cowboy Magazine recognized Bartlesville, Oklahoma as the wonderful place it is for the rich heritage and cowboy (and Indian) culture that we have here. This was called Indian Territory before statehood and we have always been in the forefront of all thing Cowboy. We have raised some of the best horses and cattle in the entire United States! The grass land is some of the best grazing in the entire world and that is a scientific fact! He Ha!!!

This is the place where you can pull your truck and horse trailer to the local eating establishment and see them in their cowboy hats, boots and wearing their spurs and nobody thinks a thing of it, and sit right along with the people dressed in their suits and driving their Porches and Mercedes. We are very diverse because of the Oil Industry here in Bartlesville. I have always been proud to say that I am a native of Bartlesville and that my family came here before statehood and resided in Indian Territory.

Osage County and the Pawhuska Oklahoma area is right up there with Bartlesville in the same catagory. Ted Turner bought a huge Osage county ranch and he knows the West and what is a good investment!

To read this article click below to read about the top 20 places to live in the West!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

An Angel with a Heart of Gold

My dear friend Kim "aka" TrainWreck author of Cowboys, Kids, and Sunsets and Gillespie Galleries in Show Low, Arizona

is working on a project

very important and

very dear to her heart

to benefit the family of a close friend of her family who was killed in a hunting accident

this past March. This is a very young family with 2 young boys and

this has hit their family hard and Kim just wants to help out.

I encourage you to go to her blog underlined above to see if it is anything you would want to purchase and help their family.

Kim is pictured above wearing one of her handmade pendants that is similar to the one called "Cowboy"s Halo".
The details are in the left column of Kim's blog under the Cowboy's Halo

I have one of Kim's pendants she gave me when we met in Amarillo and I love it!!!!
The pendant for sale on Kim's site is similar to the one I am wearing off of my turquoise necklace above. They are really cool and you would be helping a special family in need.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

deligated back to the basement

Jackie enjoying herself in the new domain she says!

The window treatments aren't figured out yet and the walls don't have any decoration yet, the divan came in with a broken arm, but they are replacing it soon ( that is why the tags are still hanging). We plan on buying a custom rug, but I was just wanting you to see the new seating!

My office space is almost back together and this is what I have been waiting so long to get done. I am so excited to be back to some sense of a normal function! I love my new desks and my new little area of the remodeled room! I want to thank my husband for putting so much work into doing this project for me and for putting up with all the whining.

The patio is beautiful, the siding is not done yet, our contractor has about 5 more weeks before he comes back to finish up with all the other projects. The basement bedroom is getting a little face lift also and that comes then also.

Can't wait to shop for patio furniture..............poor hubby!