Yesterday afternoon, after spending too little time at the Garden of 1000 Buddhas, we take in the Arlee Fourth of July Rodeo with family. The rodeo is in its 30th year, and the bleachers show every year being faded gray and the planks slightly rotten in places. Most of the cowboys were local, which made the scene even more enjoyable. The last event, the Chicken Scramble, saw my nephew running around for 10 minutes and, alas, no chicken.
A couple of kids enjoying their ride
Beautiful horse in golden sunlight
Hard landing ahead
Shouldn’t he “on” the horse?
The riding was difficult
Another rider coming out of the chutes
Cowboy giving a big effort
Rippling muscles of a rough stock
Hand up, chin down
Spinning close to the chutes
Wonder what he’s thinking right now?
A ton of beast in the air
Zander chasing chickens
Future cowboy or wide receiver?