April 6, 2018 Twin Points Campground, Skiatook, Oklahoma

Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden

Spring is Here at the Tulsa Botanical Garden

( But It Only Stayed A Day )

This post is for the nice folks back in New Hampshire, still playing with snowblowers and snow plows when you should be thinking spring. I was looking for a little visual relief from the bleak gray landscape here in Oklahoma, so I decided to visit the Tulsa Botanical Garden to see if there was any color to be found hereabouts.

Productive Land
Productive Land

Along the way to Tulsa I came across this scene, some VERY productive acreage, cattle grazing under wind turbines while hydrocarbons are being pulled from below ground. A goldmine for the fortunate party that owns this land.

Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden

Tulsa Botanical Garden

Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden

With a bit of blue sky showing, I decided to drive down to the outskirts of Tulsa ( you can just see a couple downtown high-rises in the upper right corner of the image above ) to check out the spring blooms at the Tulsa Botanical Garden.

Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden

All in all, a fairly spectacular display of spring bulbs, and with temperatures barely hitting 40 degrees, I pretty much had the place to myself, ideal for photography.

Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden

Blue skies gave way to clouds and, unfortunately fairly strong winds came up, making it all but impossible to shoot flowers that were now in constant motion.

However, before the winds came up and the sun disappeared, I did manage to cover most of the garden and got some nice shots of their wonderfully designed flower beds.

Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Pansies
Pansies
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden
Tulsa Botanical Garden

With temperatures forecast to drop to the low 20’s tonight, with the possibility of sleet and snow, the garden’s director told me I was lucky to get here when I did, because he assumed that the frigid conditions would take a toll on his gardens. I guess most of the country is suffering from this delayed Spring/ prolonged Winter, but here in Oklahoma, Spring was glorious, even if it did only last two days.

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