nice to be appreciated

There are some awesome photographers here in town. I would like to showcase Tom Johnson’s ‘  12 photos, he  doesn’t work with a point and shoot so was able to focus on the action as it happened out on the water.  We all wish we had a camera like his in these circumstances.   Especially the skirmishes we heard off.   Thank you for allowing me to show these photos. 11201112_1092108024147476_8866011134129237673_n16996_1092108064147472_6892407170279443405_n 11709521_1092108140814131_612171006196892092_n 10649862_1092108154147463_8834773031023669294_n 11261971_1092108320814113_6875413229547459606_n

skirmish on the heigh seas

skirmish on the high seas

11665370_1092108387480773_7084658383912917566_n 11112208_1092108484147430_4948339989649486401_n 11238227_1092108144147464_7465483349879446818_n 11707830_1092108010814144_8734616838953015078_n 10486423_1092108187480793_6337398160368097057_n 11143156_1092108630814082_1691064649105713942_nStill like to share the appreciation from  the crowd that came out during the rain to line the streets in anticipation.  When we first arrived in the park normally the seawall is packed yesterday it  was empty but by the time the first heat started the seawall was full.DSCN8288 DSCN8289 DSCN8293 DSCN8295DSCN8318In all the excitement there are several stories that need to be shared.  Everyone heard the shouts for Dick Dick Dick.   That was in honor of Morag Dick who was in this race last year and was not able to make it, however her spirit was everywhere.DSCN8130

“Every year the PBH3 running club goes to Marathon, Florida for the 7 MileIMG_0038Bridge run, and every year Kevin Ogonowski creates and sells his handmadetie dye shirts after the race. This year Kevin wanted to donate the proceeds from the shirts to something in the memory of his friend Morag Dick. When he asked Morag’s husband Dave Wilson what that would be, the response was immediate: “The Lake Worth Library”. Kevin went through two printings of the shirts, and raised $250. Ananonymous donor matched that, for a total of $500.

Dave, Morag’s sister Shona Murphy, and Suzette Owens attended the library board meeting on June 30 to present a check, accepted by board member Sam Goldstein . Board member Vickie Joslin asked what sort of books Morag liked and who her favorite authors were, and stated that the library would purchase books in those categories. Board Member Mark Parrilla was also in attendance, and he remembered Morag from her days when she was a member of the board.DSCN8462

After that we all retired to Suri’s, to plan the Downtown JewelNeighborhood Association raft race strategy.”

Editors note: tomorrow from the point of view from a 1st time attendee.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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