Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MidWeek Blues -- Some blue at the fair

We went to the County Fair at Brenham, Texas, on September 17 of this year (2010). It was a nice fair with a very fine rodeo.

Today I'm posting a few of the rodeo pictures. "Another day" I will post some pictures of the other things happening at the fair. Click on my pictures to make them larger.

From top left: a wonderful bull riding contest; one of the horseback riding exhibitions, this one being all ladies carrying plenty of American flags; and another picture of the ladies with the new red Dodge pickup supplied by the local Dodge dealer. The pickup would be put to use ferrying items in and out of the arena.

From left to right: son, Tim; from Paris, France, Corinne; Mrs. Jim, and me. Corinne was visiting the U.S. and wanted to see cowboys and bull riding at a rodeo. We hope she had a good impression of Texas and our country.

A friendly native took this one for us. When on holidays I love to get the residents or other friendly tourists to take a group shot for me.

I liked this view of the Ferris wheel appearing above the bleachers. Everyone over there in the carnival area seemed to be enjoying themselves. Midweek blues purists, please note the pretty blue florescent light emitting from the spokes of the wheel.

A rodeo is not complete without some clowns. There are three kinds of clowns. The one on the left, in uniform, has as his main duty to please the audience. He would alternate between being in the audience and down in the arena. This fellow also had running commentaries which involved the announcer.

On the left is the real 'worker clown.' This one helps in the arena by scaring the bulls away from the dismounted rider, helping herd cattle, catching runaway horses, etc. He wasn't a showoff or the likes, just steadily did his duties.

The other kind of clown is an amateur. A wannabe clown. He is present in a lot of public places making jokes and drawing attention to himself.

.If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did.

Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE or BLUE THOUGHT, you don't have to write.

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How fun. I love me a good rodeo. It's been a long time since I've gone to a good rodeo. I'm going to have to fix that.

Have a terrific day Jim. Big hug. :)
Man I miss rodeo. I need to find one around here.
Jim, I love all your blues - lovely family photo. I don't think I'm a midweek blues purist but I do love the blue lights of the ferris wheel. I've never been much one for a rodeo; but oh the carnival! Loved them growing up.
Have a wonderful week Jim!
That ferris wheel shot is stunning! Wish I had taken it! I would have been off shooting the lights with my camera and not watching the rodeo -- although I do like action pics ....

And sure enough, your blog isn't pinging my feed reader. I reset you and we'll see how it goes. If future threatening me isn't necessary. Just tell me that you wonder why you're getting ignored.
Yes, I like the ferris wheel! As long as the focus of the pic is blue - I think that counts:)
My midweek blue is a blue watercolor, but not totally either!
I'm originally from Texas and this makes me feel so at home! I especially like the ferris wheel shot!
and a good time was had by all ;)

the photo of the ferris wheel above the bleachers is beautiful!!

Hope sends hugs
I have never been to a rodeo. Your photos make me feel like I've missed something fun!
I've never been to a rodeo but it looks like an awful lot of fun!
Looks like a fun place to be Jim! You know I love horses, so a rodeo is a good place to see lots of those!

Looking back at one of your posts, I saw the chinese checker board! That takes me back. That was a game we played as kids too!
looks like you had a fun time at the rodeo, but then, how could you not?!
Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing


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