Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Umbrellas in the Mist

You know it's May in Maine- lots of showers competing with the end of the high school spring sports' season. It's a 'tight' season anyway. Throw in the rain and it drives high school athletic directors crazy. Here's a view of the Southwestern Tennis Doubles Championship at the Oaks in the drizzle. That's the USM Library in the distance. Now, I love most sports, both professional and recreational, but for the life of me, I just don't get tennis, bowling and my god... fishing! Tennis and bowling? I really think it's the scoring in these two. Fifteen- Love Thirty- Love??? The scoring in bowling totally escapes me. Two balls, three balls, gutter balls, pins? Fishing? Let me get this straight, not talking in the rain, with worms and fighting black flies? Help!!! Having a little get-to-gether at the homestead Friday and got an email from a best bud over the weekend. "I'm going to get useless in Eustis for the week, but I'll be back for the party if it's not raining, and if the fish ain't biting." Come again??? Hey, I can EVEN get my brain around cheerleading and NASCAR, but these three leave me speechless! Oh well, as they say, it makes the world go round.


  1. Haha, Birdman. I was born without the sports gene so you're preaching to the choir here. I'll be interested to see what others have to say. Anyway, it's a luscious shot, with amazing punch considering the light you had to work with.

  2. Ha Ha, Mr. Birdman....That's exactly how I feel about ALL sports !!!
    Don't get the seriousness of any of it. For fun....yeah....but to have entire talk shows about it...don't get it.
    THEY ARE JUST GAMES !!!!!! That's it, nothing more, nothing less.
    Everyone should get a grip !
    I'm so glad my days of sitting outside with umbrellas, and blankets and gloves watching something I don't get, are over! Whew.