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September 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm (Nature, Nature photography, Oklahoma) (, )

Dust storm near Orienta, Oklahoma

Dust storm near Orienta, Oklahoma

I love the minimalist landscape Oklahoma has in places. So this is going to be a collection from my Okie Road Trip earlier this month featuring Big Skies!

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The dirt in Western Oklahoma is very red, and the wind kicked up some of it. Coincidentally I was reading Sonora Babb’s “Whose Names are Unknown” about the Dust Bowl years.

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As with fog, the scenery changes within seconds.

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The puffy clouds are a cool contrast with the blowing dust; the blue sky offsets the red/orange soil exposed to the plow.

rt-183-south-of-seiling-ok-4-copyRt. 183 south of Seiling, Oklahoma.

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See what I mean about that red dirt? Near Talonga, Oklahoma, a lone oak tree in a plowed field.

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Dawn on the prairie, Freedom, Oklahoma.

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Real sand dunes at Little Sahara State Park. It’s an ORV oasis, but nobody was out on such a windy day. Also it was late afternoon on Labor Day.

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Hay bales at Chester, Oklahoma.

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Farm field, Plainview, Oklahoma.

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2 Comments

  1. selah said,

    beautiful photos.. I love the fence in the last one and also the photos of the dust storm.

  2. Marilyn Kircus said,

    Great landscapes.

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