Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunrise on the Parkway

I woke up at 5:30 this morning as Umoja had a drumming gig at the Rochester Marathon.
We had to be there at 7:30 so I had to be ready by 6:30.  Fortunately, Karen did the chores and I was able to catch a shower.
My friend Jackie drove in with me.

 Looking North.
 Looking South.
 There was a bump out on the O'Rorke bridge, which was 5 miles from the starting line...
and that's where we were placed.  There were 8 of us and we dressed for the very chilly weather...probably in the 50s.
 The marathon started at 7:30 and we saw the first runners before 8.

 Jackie, Zak and Marcia.
 What a crew.
 Let me tell you, drumming for 4 hours straight takes some effort.  We were finished at 12:15.

 The man in the photo below stopped to play a drum and I could not get my camera out in time.
 Almost everyone thanked us as they ran by, and some of them were quite animated.

 Zak (who I've known since he was a child...his Mom boarded a horse and pony here) is the real leader of our group and so talented.

 Jackie and I went to Pelican's Nest for lunch and we got home a little after two.  I was SO TIRED.

 It was a great experience and really made a difference to the runners.
Some ran a half marathon, others did the whole thing.  Can't imagine doing this.
Rest time.
Night all.


  1. I've no doubt it was tiring, but what a good cause, and what fun!

  2. WOW beautiful early morning shots. A good cause worth getting up for. Hug B

  3. What a fun day! I wake mom up 7 days a week at 4:20am cause I have to peepee then eat
    (& Lily)


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