There is nothing better than cruising secondary roads in a convertible. And the quick elevation change of Mount Scott at the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge is no trouble for the 500 c.i. engine of a ’74 Cadillac Eldorado. This day, the journal got to ride in style.
While the bison chose to wander in the distant hills, the longhorns had no trouble coming in for a closer look. I was wearing a few layers for this trip. It was a little cool and those layers were red. The car was red. There was lots of longhorn attention, but lingering too long for photographs seemed like it might not be one of the best ideas!
The Wichita Mountains are stunning in the Autumn. These ancient mountains are made up of smooth, rounded boulders, as if they were stacked by giants.The colour of the grass varies from green to gold and several shades of orange. On the side of the road the grass was as white as angel hair and almost as soft. This is a place I have visited every Autumn since arriving in Oklahoma.
My favourite photograph of the trip was shot on the eastern edge of Prairie Dog Town. Prairie Dog Town was active in the warm sun and the grassy lowlands were filled with their chatter. But it wasn’t the animals themselves that caught my attention. It was that white grass. If I could have, I’d have laid down in it and watched the few puffs of cloud float by.