According to the meteorological calendar, Spring is here, but if you step outside, you instantly realize that Winter hasn’t quite accepted that fact. It’s rather chilly! Our temperatures here in central NC are going to be at or below freezing for at least a couple more days this week. I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m ready for warm weather to come and stay for a while.
Spring also means something else. No, not pollen or Easter. Baseball!
The professional season has officially kicked off, and our local rec department held their first practices last week. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Sadly, I decided not to coach this year due to concern over my parents’ health. I wasn’t sure if I would have to make several trips to Georgia, so I didn’t want to commit to coaching only to have to turn it over to someone else. It’s going to be tough sitting on the sidelines, but I that also means I’m free to take pictures without having to worry whether the runners should be advancing, or that little Johnny is chasing butterflies in the outfield (luckily I’ve not had that problem in the past).
I’m sure there will also be plenty of opportunity to photograph some of the beautiful fauna this spring as well, as long as it’s around the baseball field.