Glorious grasses

Before settlers crossed the Mississippi River and literally ran for 160-acre plots in one of several Oklahoma land runs in the late 1800s, much of the territory’s western half was covered in mixed prairie grasses.  In what became Oklahoma Territory, the Osage, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche and Apache tribes hunted bison and other animals. Oklahoma’s diverse landscape,…

A dangerous beauty

Yesterday, an inch and a half of freezing rain fell on most of  Oklahoma creating a crystalline and cold paradise. Today, in a repeat performance of Christmas Eve, snow started to cover the ice, and it continued snowing all day.  These photos were taken at the beginning of snowfall.  Beautiful, isn’t it? But, it’s a…