Thursday, April 23, 2009

Angel in the Outfield? (113/365)

2009 04 23 IMG_4351 
"Innings and afternoons. Fly lost in sunset.
Throwing arm gone bad. There's your old ball game.
Cool reek of the field. Reek of companions."

Robert Fitzgerald (1910-1985). Cobb Would Have Caught It (l. 23-25). . . Western Wind; an Introduction to Poetry. John Frederick Nims, ed. (2d ed., 1983) Random House.

TIME: 6:44 PM
PLACE: W-- B-- school ball fields
SUBJECT: StellaDella

I got to take StellaDella to her T-ball practice tonight.  They only practice for about an hour.  I believe that's about the length of the attention span of a 5 year old.  The older two were with me, making it feel like a much longer period of time due to their incessant whining about how bored they were.  Luckily, I've learned to tune that out, otherwise it would have been quite irritating.  SD only had to visit the portable restroom twice during practice.  It was a nice little hike to that facility as it was a short distance from the fields.  But, if I look on the bright side; I got some exercise in; the weather was nice; and I got my picture for the day.  So it wasn't too bad of an evening after all! 


Sara G said...

Cute photo! It is nice to see kids out playing!!
Take care

Christina said...

Looks like a nice day for T-ball practice; cute photo of your daughter; and cool pink glove. :)

bentonflocke said...

cool shot! love the colours and the lightning!

Mari said...

This is a cute picture. I love the light.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Sara G - It was neat watching the little girls play ball.

Christina - There was quite a plethora of pink gloves and bats at the girls' practice. I wonder why? LOL

bentonflocke - I joked to HH that that was the flames shooting behind her!

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Mari - I've finally "gotten" the natural light benefits. I can be a slow learner sometimes. ;)

Jennifer McDougall said...

What a fantastic shot! Just beautiful.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Jennifer - Thanks! It turned out better than I thought.

Oz Girl said...

Yes, the light is great in this photo. Great photo all around. I love SD's intentness here. That girl is ready to catch that ball!

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Oz Girl - She was actually paying attention to the coach at this time and not pulling grass or needing to go to the bathroom. The attention span at this age is not long!