The withering of nature in the fall brings unexpected colors and compositions that can be explored by an artist. Fall comes to Oklahoma with its peaceful beauty of oak forests, rivers, and lakes. Tatyana Nyborg, TCC Connection Metro Campus editor, presents pictures of the oak forest by Keystone Lake in northeastern Oklahoma.
Keystone Lake is a body of freshwater that leads from Mannford to Sand Springs and is 15 miles west of downtown Tulsa. There was once an entire “Old West Town” that was founded in 1900 that has since been flooded over with Keystone Lake’s waters. The Keystone Dam began construction in 1956 and ended construction […]
Tulsa Community College (TCC) Metro Campus experienced interior and exterior renovations within the last two years. Tatyana Nyborg, TCC Connection Metro Campus editor, reported on the interior construction and renovations in the past. In this essay, she has a goal to show the beauty of urban floral design outside the campus building.
As I sat down to begin researching for my next article, my wife, Cheyenne Gray, made an exciting discovery. Just 10 feet from our front porch, was a strange clump of grass. For years we would mow it over in the summer, and each year it would just grow back. My wife, being the green […]
An Adventure The Ancient Forest in Sand Springs, Okla. provides visitors with a serene view and the fun of exercising and hiking in nature. The winding cement path leads the way through a calm forest with beautiful scenery that includes Keystone Lake, many 300-year-old post oak trees, and 500-year-old cedar trees. The first Sunday of […]
January’s weather brought surprises. One of them was snowfall at the beginning of January, which was part of a nationwide blizzard. The irony is that the temperature was above freezing in many areas of Green Country, Oklahoma, but that did not stop nature from producing snow.
Keystone Dam was completed on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma in 1968. It helped to form Keystone Lake located about 23 miles from Tulsa. The dam was built with the purpose of controlling floods and producing electricity. At the same time, a nice recreational area was created next to the dam. Read Tatyana Nyborg’s essay […]
While I was gathering information about monarch butterflies in Oklahoma, I learned devastating news about their numbers came on the air. The Washington Post, TV stations, and other mass media reported that The International Union for Conservation of Nature had put the migrating monarchs in the category of “endangered.” Before going into details about the […]
In the country of the former Soviet Union, Kazakhstan, my babushka (grandma) grew bushes of lilacs in her garden. When my mother and I went to visit her, we got stems of the lilacs for home décor. So, since my childhood, I love the scent of lilacs, and I occasionally paint the flowers on canvas. […]