I Got Some Shots, But Almost Missed Some
Our family and friends readily admit that I can be easily distracted. It seems to happen more often as I get older. It is true… I am chronically curious and fascinated by many things. Sometimes my curiosity causes me to lose focus on what I am doing, especially if nature photography is involved.
Today Kristy and I watched and cheered on our son, daughter-in-law, and one of their family friends as the three of them ran in the Scott Sterrett Half-marathon. All of them knew Scott before he lost his battle with cancer. Today they, along with many other runners, remembered Scott in a half-marathon. What made this unique was that our son ran the entire marathon in his full police officer uniform – including with his vest and loaded duty belt (adding 25-30 pounds to his running attire).
I shot plenty of pictures for our family. I will share a few race photos here. I am also sharing a link to a short video showing our son as he crossed the finish line to the applause of the crowd. (Proud parent moment!!)
Where the easily distracted moments came occurred as I was waiting for the three runners when I noticed numerous white wildflowers I had not seen before. Not only had I not seen (or photographed) the plant species before, but I was able to make compositions of the flowers that were really quite pretty.
As I was shooting the wildflower pictures, I looked up and saw our officer son running toward me. Geez, I almost missed documenting his special run!
Following are some of the wildflower images recorded today. The “new to me” plant species was a biennial beeblossom.