It’s like nowhere else *smiles* If you live out in the country or in a small town, you can see for miles and miles. The sunrises and sunsets are like no other. There are no loud sounds at night, besides maybe some crickets and wind, none of those never ending city noises. Everybody knows everybody and we all help each other out. Everyone’s hardworking and polite. A lot of them go to church on Sundays as well. You can trust them enough to never lock your house. Everyone grows up knowing the people around them personally and you know at least one couple that were high school sweet hearts. There are mom and pop shops that have been owned for a few generations and aren’t about to go out of business…. Of course there are the ones that struggle and a few who remember being around in the dust bowl days…. In fact my sister Natalie had her sight permanently damaged from then… That’s a story for another day though.
In the cities, I imagine it’s pretty similar to any other. There’s still a lot of space around though. We don’t like being super squished out here, and we have the room to grow so it’s no problem. I wouldn’t leave my door unlocked now that I live in Tulsa, but I do believe there’s lots of generally good people out to help you where ever you go. There’s still crooks, you can’t help it, but that’s a given in any place.
In all there’s lots of culture throughout the state, many many Native American resources and other things brought in by the American pioneers.
People are people and are pretty diverse where ever you go, but I’m proud to describe many of my citizens as generous, hardworking, and of good traditional values.
((Oh gosh I hope this hasn’t been sitting here long. I haven’t been able to tumblr for a while and it decided to work tonight so I got on and answered this. I hope the length makes up for the wait. ^^” ))
Wake up at 5am to watch an amazing sunrise with a cabin of awesome kids and a best friend and a cool seminarian? Alright #sunrise #oklahoma #olog
One of my favorite places in the whole world, the parallel forest.
#Lightning from an approaching #storm over interstate 40 near Weatherford, #Oklahoma in October 2013. #thunderstorm #instagood #nature #instagood #sky #clouds #weather #stormchasing #igsky
Wishing I was Oklahome right now
WAÏF: Where architecture is colored volumes
Mummers Theater in Oklahoma City by John Johansen
Stage Center Theater has been lauded by some as a funky architectural centerpiece to OKC, but marauded by others as an embarrassing eyesore that hinders midtown development and reduces the values of surrounding features such as Bricktown, the Myriad Gardens, and the Cox Convention Center. When I heard that the building would likely be torn down soon to make way for a business center, I had to take the opportunity to get some photos. Whatever side of history this building lands on (stuck in the past or part of OKC’s future), there’s no denying that it makes a statement.
Throwback - Blake Griffin @ OU