January 22, 2013

A Blackjack Oak and an Oklahoma Sunset

How was your weekend? I hope it was wonderful. I spent mine with family and some good friends in eastern Oklahoma where I snapped these photos of the sun setting over Fort Gibson Lake with the gnarly, black limbs of a native Blackjack Oak tree in the foreground. I had left my camera behind, so I snapped away with my iPhone hoping to catch as much of the color as I could. 

I hope the rest of your week is fabulous! Talk to you again soon...

xo Keri


  1. What a gorgeous sunset you captured, Keri I have to tell you, we have not really seen the sun much this year so far and the palette outside is snowy white with a bit of gray...it is beautiful but after days and days it becomes tiresome. Thank you for sharing some sun and color today!

  2. Good morning Keri! WHAT GORGEOUS SILHOUETTES! We have many lakes here, but surrounded mostly by homes, but this looks so calming! I hope you have had a restful vacation with your family and that it is not as COLD as it is here! I guess not, being south of where I am!

    Thank you for hopping over to visit. May your week be lovely and full of LIFE and miracles!! Anita

  3. Keri,
    The more iPhone images I see, the more I'm convinced I don't need to buy a new camera. I need an iPhone...dump the Droid. These are beautiful images. I've never heard of a "Blackjack" oak tree, but it looks pretty and I assume deciduous?
    Enjoy your week.

  4. These are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing:). Xo, K

  5. Keri you have a fabulous phone since these pictures are so stunning! I hope you enjoy your week too!


  6. Beautiful photos, Keri!! Amazing colors. I love the silhouettes of the oak trees. Reminds me a bit of a Tim Burton movie :)
    Cheers from very, very cold DC!!! Brrrrrrrr!!!

  7. We drove down the east side ok OK recently...and we were surprised by the beautiful lakes. pretty pretty sunset.....Janey

  8. So pretty......and with your phone...Boy can you believe the images we are getting from our phones!

  9. Beautiful images Keri.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Liz x

  10. Keri, these pictures are simply stunning! Amazing what we can capture with our iphones, isn't it?
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    Clare xx

  11. KERI! It is snowing out here, FINALLY! It has been since before Christmas that we have had snow....

    I hope your garden is being protected by any harsh cold this winter...ours has not been!

    Thank you my friend for your kind compliments on my art! These are by far my best in the sense that the colors are pleasing and the print quality is the best.

    HAPPY DAY!!! Anita

  12. It is amazing what a simple little phone camera can do. Love the shots, especially the last one!

  13. Don't we love our iphone snaps? stunning pics Keri the colour is beautiful, mother nature on show Carla x

  14. I would have to agree with you about the beauty at Fort Gibson Lake, as well as many others in Oklahoma. We are blessed with many water ways here! Thanks for posting this.

    1. My pleasure. Thanks for your comment!

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