Friday Photo – In the Contrails

The heat is on. Last summer we endured more consecutive days over 100° than in my memory, maybe recorded history for Central Oklahoma. Not so this summer. But, we are in the days of heat advisories and it looks like we will share in 100°+ temperatures through the middle of next week. These days have me longing for the mountains, specifically Colorado.

Our recent trip over the 4th of July is still quite fresh on the mind. I remember turning north on 149 toward Creede from Southfork and watching the temperature gauge on the dash drop steadily. By the time we stopped the afternoon high was 51° and a light rain. Who in the midwest U.S. wouldn’t take those temps this afternoon?

When my friend Jordon reminds me how cold it gets in Saskatoon. I should remind him how hot it gets here. Recently he noted 28.8° C (approx.  84° F) was enough to long for other places. I imagine most who will come by the merchandise trailer in Enid this afternoon would take the temperature in Saskatoon.

Like those in the photo we wait. I snapped this shot while we awaited the 4th of July Parade in Creede. Waiting is waiting. In just more than one month things will change here. We will get hints of Fall weather. So, we wait. We’ll look skyward and just maybe we will find something to take our mind off the heat. What we see may be in the contrails.


“Waiting . . . ” Copyright 2012 Todd Littleton

“In the Contrails” Copyright 2012 Todd Littleton

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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