Spectacular Weather Front At GlenMar Ranch, Caddo, OK

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New construction in Caddo, Oklahoma

April sunset on GlenMar Ranch in Caddo, OklahomaFriday afternoon the Colonel picked me up at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. 

Tucson was cold when I boarded the plane at 6:45 a.m., much colder than it had been only a day ago.  It was raining in Dallas when we landed, but as we drove up Interstate 75 and crossed the Red River into Oklahoma, the sky was clearing to the west.  To the east, however, that squall line you see above was forming as the sun set in the west.

The Colonel, retired USAF, spent a career flying military transports around the globe.  Looking out the window to the east, he commented that he'd never seen a cloud formation like this one.  The eastern sky was painted by the rays of the setting sun.  Here's the whole panorama.

Weather front east of Caddo, Oklahoma

On Saturday, we worked 150 cows, bulls and calves.  Nobody got hurt, so it was a great day on the ranch.


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Comments (28)

William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Mike, How wonderful that you had the opportunity to capture these. There are places many of us have been over the course of our lives when we might have observed something like this but it was never captured. You did and bravo. It is certainly ripe with colors that are surreal and these are certainly keepsakes. Well done!

Apr 05, 2010 05:53 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Have fun with the cows and bulls and be safe. All the best.

Apr 05, 2010 06:44 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


We've worked almost the entire herd of more than 200, and I'm happy to say that no one's been injured this year.  We'll be "back in the saddle" next Tuesday, the 13th.


I can't count the number of times I've been able to capture a moment because I was carrying the camera.  I love this one.

Mike in Tucson

Apr 05, 2010 07:28 PM
Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Equity Resources 919-649-5058

I know you enjoy doing this every year - I can see from your pictures why it's important!  WOW!

Apr 06, 2010 01:35 AM
Andy Chaudoir
Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas - Georgetown, TX
Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas

Hello Mike - Thanks for the great pictures.  Have a great day.

Apr 06, 2010 02:05 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


It's good to see you; thanks for commenting!


I do love it!  That house in the top photo is new construction since last year, a matriarch in her 80's who is planting a double row of live oaks that will mature in another 100 years from now.  I really enjoyed your optimistic post today.  Thank you!

Mike in Tucson

Apr 06, 2010 02:22 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Mike - what beautiful photographs you have here. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Apr 06, 2010 10:07 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Mike your photos are always such a treat.  Do you display anywhere? if not you should.

Apr 06, 2010 04:58 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Absolute beautiful Photos! Oklahoma Skies at theri finest... Stunning shots... and I am glad no one got hurt on the ranch...that makes for a good day! thank you

Apr 06, 2010 08:07 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


The wonderful lady who built that new house you see above in the first photo has a home in Cooper Landing!  Thanks for commenting.


No, I haven't gotten around to that.  Soon...


Thanks for saying so!  I appreciate you.

Mike in Tucson

Apr 07, 2010 12:27 AM
Sue Jones

Love the house in the top photo? Is it for sale? Looks peaceful there. But then again I probably couldn't handle the isolation. Hope you had a great Easter.

Sue & Ryan

Apr 08, 2010 02:44 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


Love the photos, as always!

I was thinking that it was this Friday that you were coming to Oklahoma...  how long will you be in our state? 

Judi in S E Oklahoma

Apr 08, 2010 02:38 PM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Hi Mike,

Hope you had a safe, smooth trip back to AZ! It was great to meet you finally.  Here's a link to the blog I wrote about our meet up.  See you next time around!

Apr 09, 2010 12:36 AM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Very beautiful, Mike. I hope you don't get lost in Oklahoma, though.

Apr 10, 2010 02:22 PM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Gorgeous, Mike!   We have too many trees here to have sunsets or rises like that here.....    Welcome back..

Apr 16, 2010 06:36 AM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

So pretty there.  Hard to imagine how it can be scary during certain seasons, it looks so gentle...

Apr 16, 2010 06:32 PM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Mike~  Amazing photos of your trip.  So glad you share them with us!

Apr 17, 2010 02:08 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Mike - those photos are amazing! It looks like you took a paint brush to them!!! Beautiful!

Apr 18, 2010 01:18 AM
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Mike - Great pictures as usual. I haven't been on the rain much later due to the server issues, but it seems to be getting better.

Apr 18, 2010 03:58 PM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Mike - that is a very different cloud formation! You captured it beautifully in your photos ..... It almost looks like smoke blowing from a wild grass fire with the flames being reflected in the smoke.

Apr 19, 2010 12:56 AM

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