Enjoying a Perfect Sunset in OKC’s Martin Park Nature Center (Photo Essay)

When I planned on spending three weeks over Christmas visiting my family in Oklahoma City, I had so many places I wanted to visit.

But then I spent the last two weeks of those three weeks with a stomach bug so bad I thought I might be dying, and most of my plans got scrapped.

But before I got sick, my little brother and I (who likes to refer to me as his little sister because he’s 6’5″) spent an afternoon walking around Martin Park Nature Center, which was beautiful even in winter. The park is 140 acres containing three (small) trails and multiple education facilities and events. It’s free to the public, and easily accessible by car with ample free parking.

These days, there are lots of places for fun outdoors around OKC, but growing up, Martin Nature Park was one of the first places people would go to enjoy a day out. I have many memories from my childhood skipping rocks and looking for turtles.

Here are my favorite pics from my trip this time:

The entrance to Martin Park Nature Center
The entrance to Martin Park Nature Center

 

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One of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.

 

Catching up with my little bro

 

Families enjoying time together
Families enjoying time together

 

Love that blue Oklahoma Sky
Love that blue Oklahoma Sky

 

The Creek sometimes pronounced "Crick" in Oklahoma
The Creek sometimes pronounced “Crick” in Oklahoma

 

Taken by my little bro
Officially NOT a selfie- Taken by my little bro

 

The park is both a recreation and education facility
The park is both a recreation and education facility

 

Trying to get a pic of the deer in the distance
Trying to get a pic of the deer in the distance

 

Evening settling in
Evening settling in

 

Up Close
Up Close

 

There were at least eight deer on our walk
There were at least eight deer on our walk

 

The bridge at sunset
The bridge at sunset

 

The straw up close
The straw up close

 

The Oklahoma City Thunder colors were selected to be the colors of the Oklahoma Sunset. They're pretty dead-on.
The Oklahoma City Thunder colors were selected to be the colors of the Oklahoma Sunset. They’re pretty dead-on.

 

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A gorgeous sunset behind a fabulous tree

 

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Enjoying a Perfect Sunset in OKC's Martin Park Nature Center (Photo Essay)
Enjoying a Perfect Sunset in OKC’s Martin Park Nature Center (Photo Essay)

2 Comments

  1. Great pics! Did you ever figure out why you were so sick? Glad it seemed to be nothing too serious even if it was long-lasting!

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