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storm gallery: May 2-4, 2008

May 2-4, 2008: These aren't exactly storm photos, but half the fun of chasing storms in the Plains is discovering fun photo opportunities as one travels.

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Sedan, Kansas, claims to have the longest yellow brick road, but it's really a sidewalk. I stopped by there on May 2. Dorothy and Toto are trapped in a store window in Sedan, Kansas, on May 2. Sedan, Kansas, has a lot of cute storefronts. This retro door says "Hop in for Bunny Bread."
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On May 2, the sky in Norman, Oklahoma, was deep blue. Beautiful wildflowers bloomed west of Lawton on May 3 near a winery. Beautiful wildflowers bloomed west of Lawton on May 3.
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Beautiful wildflowers bloomed west of Lawton on May 3. The Quanah Parker Dam is in the background. On May 3, a clear day brought many visitors to the top of Mount Scott in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. In the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, this old tree is often visited and unfortunately signed by tourists.
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Great Scott! I mean Mount Scott, from the top. In the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Mount Scott affords amazing views. Taking a narrow view of things on Mount Scott.
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In the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Mount Scott has impressive boulders. In the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, wildflowers bloom. In the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, bison graze on May 3.
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Beautiful wildflowers bloom in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. In the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, buffalo roam. In the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, bikers eye a buffalo.
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In the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, bison graze. The Busy Corner isn't so much anymore in Hollis, Oklahoma. The sun sets over wildflowers in the Texas panhandle.
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The sun sets in the Texas panhandle on May 3. May 4, an antelope runs away from my camera near the New Mexico-Texas border. The Big Texan in Amarillo still offers a classic steak and lots of entertainment.

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