The Time Is Always Ripe To Do Right

They came in with their individualistic concerns and forgot the broader concerns of humanity. Riots began. Fires. Burning down the communities that those who were hurting the most would suffer the most from. Riots.

The Time Is Always Ripe To Do Right

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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 A man died on video. We all watched in horror as George Floyd, a black man, died while a white Police officers’ knee was on his neck. The video displayed not only the death, but the absolute indifference to it by the officer in question. I almost think it would have been better if the officer was angry and vindictive. But he wasn’t. It seemed like complacency. The indifference played to an already volatile situation in our country. Normally, a video such as this would immediately skew the country left and right. Those on the left would cry foul and attempt to make... Click here to read the rest of the BLOG.

Cowboy Church Calf Roping

Green Country Cowboy Church Arena Hosts A Calf Roping Event

(Click on the lion to visit the gallery) “Howdy partner,” is something I didn’t hear once while walking around taking photos at the Cowboy Church Arena located at 23850 Kerr Mansion Rd. in Poteau, Oklahoma. As I walked around, I noticed that the people seemed “stand-off-ish” at first, but then, before long, they were as friendly as family. Me, recently returning from citified Southern California, I noticed the horses immediately. Most of them were a beautiful brown and a saddle that either complimented or contrasted their coats almost... Click here to read the rest of the BLOG.

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The first two are of BNSF, which stands for Burlington Northern Santa Fe and was created in 1995 By combining Burlington Northern and Santa Fe railroads together. BNSF Railway Company is the largest intermodal transportation companies in North America and has over 32,000 miles of track. The next two are from the Kansas City Southern Railroad. Arthur E. Stillwell founded the company in 1887 and began operations in 1890 serving mostly the Kansas City area. In 1887, Stillwell acquires a line running north and south, which is unique. Most railroads were running north and south. The company establishes a line from Kansas City to Port Arthur, Texas, which was named after the company’s founder. Currently, as Arthur Stillwell originally envisioned, the line extends into Mexico and is still doing well. The yellow train is an electric engine and the last is a BNSF train that looks like we are attempting to beat in a race, but in reality, it’s just parked on the tracks. Follow @stmarqphotography to keep up with my images. ><)))>
#railroad #trains #bnsfrailway #kcsrailroad #electrictrains #trainphotography @bnsfrailway @kansas.city.southern #heavner #oklahoma @ Heavener, Oklahoma
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I don’t know too much about this silo except that it resides on a piece of land in Poteau, OK, and appears to have been built by hand. The first time I saw it years ago, there was a farmhouse on the property and an old couple would wave at us from the comfort of the porch of that aged place as we drove by. Unfortunately, the house was destroyed years later when a tornado tore through. Like a tower of strength, the silo faced the whirling wind and, standing firm, would not be moved. It reminds me of a scripture:
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“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” (Proverbs 18:10)
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#farm #farmhouse #farmland #silo #grainsilo #landscapes #wister #oklahoma #sky #nikonphotography #nikon
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1 week ago

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BARRELS OF FUN. 😬
I know, a little cheesy, well, a lot, but it was a lot of fun watching these young ladies ride with their athlete horses, practicing and getting much better throughout the evening.

It was pretty dusty at the Green Country Cowboy Church Arena in Wister, Oklahoma and the horses took every opportunity kick it into the air as they ran through the dirt.

At ages 11-14, these girls were fearless as they, with speed and accuracy, worked their way around the red, white and blue barrels.

Although we could only stay for a bit, it was still a great time.

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2 weeks ago

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Poteau is not the biggest city in Oklahoma. Its current population is just over 8,500 residents. But it is big enough to have a WalMart, which is a big deal in small-town clout. There’s Ollie’s Lumber Co. There’s a place to get great coffee, The Coffee Cup and a place to get a pretty good hamburger; Myers Drive-in. Some famous residents are Robert S. Kerr and Kenneth Corn, both politicians, and Mick Thompson, the current Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner.
Explorers from France named the Poteau river in 1719. The city was founded in 1885 and was named for the Poteau river. There was a French outpost at Belle Point in Fort Smith during the late 1700s. The french established a post at the base of Cavanal Mountain and instead of giving it a name like Belle Point, they just called it, “the Post.” The french version of that name stuck at that is what it is called today—Poteau, which means, post.
Photos were taken in the old downtown, The Presbyterian Church on Witte Street, Myers, The Coffee Cup and Ollie’s on Broadway, near downtown. Follow @stmarqphotography to keep up with my images. ><)))>
#poteau #poteauoklahoma #post #thepost #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #oldbuildings #oldtown #oklahoma #architecture #architecturephotography #history #frenchexplorers #nikonphotography #nikon @ Poteau, Oklahoma
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