Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Life Aquatic - Urban Kayaking in Oklahoma City

Perhaps its a odd for a fire-breathing Leo to find no greater sense of joy and peace than when on the water in some capacity. Any capacity. Swimming, floating, sailing, fishing and....kayaking

Not sure there is anything more magnificent than being on the water in a kayak.

Floating among the clouds in liquid rhythm

"Beauty is stacked three deep and it is difficult to find the bones beneath all this pleasant padding."
Bill G. - From the fantastic blog Dragongate while sailing on the ship "Amazon"

Cutting through soft water in a silent glide and for a moment...at one with nature


“ He taught me.... how to sense the spirit in discrete things, the shards of the seemingly impossible that glitter beyond the edge of imagining.” ‘Sweeter than the world.’ by Rudy Wiebe.

Reflecting on just about anything


or nothing at all

The Life Aquatic - right here in Oklahoma

Who says New Mexico has the market on sunsets?

Sunset - Lake Hefner, urban Oklahoma City.

Another reason why I love Oklahoma!

For more information on kayaking in OKC - check out the folks at OKC Kayak - they provide the kayaks every Tuesday night at Lake Hefner. Sign-up at their website.


Celebrating SkyWatch Friday - right here in Oklahoma

34 comments:

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots with crystal clear reflections in water. The radiant sunset shots are magnificent.

Lynn said...

Beautiful! Hard to believe that's so near the city.

Erin said...

what a love aquatic series...beautiful captures each and every one. i, of course, love reflection shots.
have a most wonderful weekend.

Baruch said...

Oh my, I knew exactly what to comment on your photos when I first started scrolling down, but by the time I came to the end, I was left speechless at such beauty

Vita Stunder said...

Your shots leaves me breathless!
Just stunning beautiful!

This is my first visit to your blog, but I will return for sure :)

Keep up the brilliant work :)
Anna

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I think you should haul your kayak up here to Minnesota-
the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Diane AZ said...

Mesmerizing reflections and gorgeous colors, really enjoyed this post!

Rob Ripma said...

Amazing series of shots! Quite a sunset!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos! I enjoyed so much!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Magnificent shots. Who'd ever thought. I knew they had sailboats on Lake Hefner and now kayaks.

Marju said...

Really beautiful photos!!

Kathiesbirds said...

Wow TR, can I go too? This looks absolutely splendid! I love the line "floating in liquid rhythm."

Gaelyn said...

What a wonderful way to get out on the quiet water and to see such gorgeous skies. That may rival even Arizona. Great captures.

J Bar said...

Some really great shots there.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Arija said...

Had I needed convincing your post would have done it. I love kayaking, especially by myself.

Oklahoma Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful!! We do have some awesome sunsets in OK. They even rival Key West, especially at Lake Hefner.

Love ya xxoxoxoxooooxxxx

blessed be...

texasnascarcowgirl said...

oh your pictures are GREAT!! I love the colors and that first one could be a halmark card.

Susan Gets Native said...

Okay, I'm gonna have to be the practical one here...
I would be nervous and Hell taking my camera in a kayak. Are there any waterproof compartments to store priceless electronics? What if you roll over???
*hyperventilating a little*
Other than that... all your photos are perfect. As usual.

clairz said...

Well! There is nothing like a big dose of learning along with all the beautiful words and photos you have served up here. I had no idea there was so much water in Oklahoma City. Of course, being in New Mexico (yes, great sunsets here), any water catches my eye!

Very, very lovely. Thank you for sharing via Skywatch (and thank you for stopping by The Zees).

Sophie said...

Oklahoma is just full of surprises, isn't it?

Tabib said...

Wow!, wonderful Oklahoma presentation.

Ida said...

Stunning pictures!
Your whole blog is just
BEAUTIFUL!!! :)
Have you ever been to Norway when traveling around the world? ;)

Mary said...

Yes. Stunning, as usual.

I love this: "Cutting through soft water in a silent glide and for a moment...at one with nature"

Quiet.

Ahhhh. Aries loves the water also.

Murr Brewster said...

Have I ever mentioned--I don't think I have--that I've never met an Okie I didn't love?

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Wow ... love your sunset and the words you chose to accompany these photos. Thanks for the peace. I'll be back. xoxo from The Prairie.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi,
Beautiful shots! The sunset, Kayaks and the sea looks serene..

chrome3d said...

You really assaulted me with a bag full of magic tricks. There was too many good ones to mentin. The liquid metallic waves were really alive here.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful sunsets, wonderful colours and beautifully captured. You have really captured the tranquility too.
Janice.

Michelle Johnson said...

Those sunset pics are incredible, stunning in fact. Your use of language is perfect for description... liquid rhythm and to find the bones beneath. I'd love to go kayaking sometime but, if not I'd like to go canoeing again. Have a great night.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

All I can say is Wow. Beautiful work.

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Oh wow. Those shots are awesome. I love those shots of the red sunsets. The reflections off the water are look almost unreal, they are so clear.

Stark Raving Zen said...

Just gorgeous... all of it.

Crayons said...

Hi TR,
This is my monthly visit to your beautiful world. Not a lack of interest, just weak connection with BlogWorld.

Thank you for sharing these home views. I feel so happy when I visit! It takes a real man to love home as much as he loves Paris.

The theme of reflection is so perfect for a home visit. My favorite is the puffy cloud reflecting off of spotty water. There's a metaphor somewhere in there...

samantha said...

Thank you for sharing this great fountain with us.I loved it. Thank you for having the courage to be real......
Samantha
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