Alone….with God and the Bulls

At the rodeo, behind the scenes, there is a very different atmosphere from the excitement in the stadium bleachers.

The bulls can sense the anticipation of the crowd and the cowboys:

Bulls in their stalls

Bulls in their stalls

The cowboys are getting their gear ready.

Getting ready

Getting ready

But amidst all the bustle, each of the guys finds a quiet corner to prepare himself for the moment that would decide whether they lived or died today:

Pensive cowby

Pensive cowby

Assessing the other

Assessing the other

Reading the scriptures

Reading the scriptures

Alone with God

Alone with God

This blog post was created in response to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Alone.

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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15 Responses to Alone….with God and the Bulls

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Absolutely fabulous shots!! WOW! Thanks ever so much for participating!

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  2. randee says:

    Very nice! Tearing up with goosebumps.

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    • Randee – what is it that touched you so deeply here? hope you don’t mind me asking…

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      • randee says:

        Probably my background of growing up in Wyoming with horses, some rodeoing, and knowing people who rodeo. It’s such a dangerous sport. And I feel for the animals, too. It seems like it’d be confusing to them.

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        • I feared for every single guy who got on those bulls – they shot into the ring like powerful whirlwinds and I don’t think anybody was able to stay on for even 10 seconds. One bull actually threw off his rider, somersaulted and broke his back in front of the audience. That was horrifying. I guess ever since the Minotaur myth in Ancient Greece, people felt like they needed to subdue bulls (and everything else for that matter….).

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  3. This is wonderful, Annette. What could be more lonely than when you’re facing death?

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  4. Great captures, and the whole mood of the post is very brooding.
    You caught one of those liminal spaces in life….where everything might be about to change in an instant….brilliant post.

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  5. Cris says:

    Very nice. You captured some very poignant moments. While my selection for Cee’s Alone is not poignant in this way, it has its own sort of poignancy. Come and see.
    http://fstopfantasy.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/a-study-in-contrast-ii/

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  7. suzjones says:

    Great photos. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award should you wish to accept. No obligation at all.
    http://suzjones.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/its-awards-time-once-more-part-1/

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