Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lone Grass 1

Today ends our high school wrestling season, today being the second day of the county finals. Poor Evan didn't do well and as any parent would, I felt for him. Hey, better luck next year buddy. Only a coach can put a athlete's loss in perspective for them. As a parent, all I can do is be as supportive as possible and not be an embarrassment in front of the team. Last night, a parent from another team was kicked out after his son lost. He thought the ref should have called something. Our coach used that incident to bring a smile to Evan's face. “So you lost, at least you dad didn't make a scene in front of the whole gym and get escorted out by security”.
Evan is stronger mentally than he is physically and he'll recover. It's still hard to watch them lose.
After eight and a half hours sitting on high school bleachers yesterday, my back and neck were killing me. I have upper back and neck pain from years of carrying my gear. The winter is hard enough on my back with snow shoveling, the bleachers just did it in.
Today's photo came from a walk a week ago Friday. I made a couple of lone grass images that day, I post the second one tomorrow. I used the Canon 5d mkII and photoshop for this image.


georgia b. said...

so so beautiful.

i'm sorry it has taken me so long to get over here to visit. it's been so long, i have a lot of catching up to do.

S. Etole said...

life feels that way sometimes ...

Mrs. E said...

Great image. I did the whole basketball game bleachers thing last night for about 3 hours and am miserable--I'd hate to be you!