Category Archives: Landscapes

Jed Johnson Tower

Jed Johnson Tower sits atop a hill near Lake Jed Johnson at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This tower is an old fire-watch station built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1941, before the U.S. formally entered World War II. Now abandoned, it is not open to visitors, reportedly because it is structurally unsound.… Read More »

Charon’s Garden Wilderness

Charon’s Garden Wilderness is part of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma. Charon being the ferryman of Hades in Greek mythology. There are also several small lakes in this area, and two small waterfalls along the streams that feed them. How I Got The Shot – Charon’s Garden Wilderness I parked at the south Trailhead (Charon’s… Read More »

J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve

The J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve is near Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This place is privately owned and managed by the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy. The preserve has 17,000 acres of forest and grassland. The preserve was founded in 2000 due to a land gift from the John Nickel family. I have seen Elk and Whitetail Deer at… Read More »

Red Barn In Mount Ida

I spotted this Red Barn while driving on Hwy. 27 north bound in Mount Ida here in Arkansas. I liked the way the barn looked. You don’t see many red barns anymore. How I Got The Shot – Red Barn This barn was near the highway. I parked at the gate and used it to rest my camera… Read More »

Tree Fungus Covering Sign

I came across this sign while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. The fungus growing on the tree has the sign mostly covered. From a distance the tree looks like it was eating the sign. More cool trees I have photographed: Gall On Oak Tree Hole Through Tree March Came In Like A Lion