Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

Redbud Tree


State tree of Oklahoma
Change in weather has allowed it to spring to life.


I’ve Learned

As I’ve matured I’ve learned a great number of things…

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.

I’ve come to realize that no matter how much I care, some people are just assholes.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.

I’ve discovered that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better have a stunning figure as well as attention-grabbing attraction.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others – they are more screwed up than you think.

I’ve learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you’re finished.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.

I’ve been taught that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, that passion fades, and there had better be a lot of money to take its place!

I’ve learned that 99% of the time when something isn’t working in your house, one of your kids did it.

I’ve also learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details Buffalo Bill

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details Lost in the Details. This challenge is about getting lost in the details. SHARE A PHOTO THAT MEANS LOST IN THE DETAILS TO YOU!


Charlie Norton’s Buffalo Bill Bronze Sculpture, Oakley Kansas

Massive Buffalo                                                         Buffalo Bill Statue

The Buffalo Bill Bronze Sculpture is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art because it is a monumental work of art meticulously created by Kansan sculptor Charlie Norton and his wife Pat and is the largest of its kind anywhere in the world.

The sculpture memorializes a legendary event that took place in Logan County in 1868 whereby William F. Cody won the title of “Buffalo Bill.” This event therefore made Logan County, Kansas   “The Birthplace of the Legend, Buffalo Bill.”


Buffalo Bill Statue Oakley Kansas          Buffalo Bill Statue Oakley Kansas


                                      ABOUT THE SCULPTURE

The magnificently executed Buffalo Bill Bronze Sculpture on U.S. 83 at Oakley consists of Buffalo Bill Cody on his favorite buffalo running horse, Brigham with his buffalo rifle, Lucretia taking aim at a buffalo as they both race across the prairie. This monumental bronze is greater than two times life-sized and weighs over 9,000 pounds.The Monumental Buffalo Bill Sculpture is historically correct in every detail from the Springfield Rifle that he used, to the saddle that he is riding and the handgun at his side. Buffalo Bill’s horse Brigham was a mustang that originated in the desert of Utah. For authenticity Charlie used a mustang   from a reservation in nearby Arizona for his model.

Oakley Kansas

Buffalo Bill Statue

The buffalo in the sculpture is a large bull without peer. It is accurate in every detail as Charlie is intimately familiar with the buffalo as he has made them a lifetime study. Charlie has also helped harvest and butcher innumerable buffalo as Buffalo Bill and his crew did out on the plains.