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Sunday, March 16, 2014

March Madness year 33


 Yep, it's that time of year here on the east coast. March madness, basketball tournament time. Gerry has been shooting college basketball here in NC since Michael Jordan played for UNC. Michael retired, Gerry is still going, like the energizer bunny, ha! It's been over thirty years of sitting on a basketball court making pictures from October through March. This time of year, he is about ready to pull himself apart he is so sick of this sport. But he makes some amazing pictures with that much experience. If you image google Gerry Broome basketball the pages fill up with great photos.

Wesley has been going with him to the ACC tournament in Greensboro since she was thirteen years old. She worked as a runner until a couple of years ago when she made her first AP pic of Erin Andrews with her Dancing with the Stars partner. Then the bug bit her good. Her pictures on the wire. What a thrill.


Wesley is on spring break and spending her time working 15 hour days at the ACC with her dad. Yesterday, Wesley was shooting overhead with seasoned photographers that have watched her grow up, tagging along with her dad. Her pictures moved on the wire and are in the slideshows online with the big boys. Even the home town Charlotte Observer ran her photo! I'm a proud mama!


One more week, the NCAA regionals in Raleigh and we are done with basketball here in this house for another year, whew! While the family has been gone, I have been in house make over mode. It's a good time to do this when no one is here but me. I have painted the downstairs white. My house was starting to look like a crayon box, every room a different color and it was getting pretty tired looking. Now all the rooms are white or gray and it is so fresh and soothing. I have cleaned out the pantry, the closets, the drawers, moved furniture around, organized media, my studio is back in order. It's so nice, everything in it's place. It's only taken me ten years of living here to get things in place, haha! About time, right?

Well, the final game is tonight, family will be back home and there is more winter weather coming. Time to get back to "normal" here. One of these days I am actually going to get around to making some pottery.......

10 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

Big bunch of congratulations to Wesley.That lens (the cannon on the Canon) is bigger than she is.It's no wonder you are a proud Momma.

Michael Kline said...

Whoop whoop! Like father like daughter! congrats to Wesley! (and Gerry!)

Tracey Broome said...

Yeah Dennis, that lens is physically disabling! Just ask Gerry, he calls it a career ender, haha!
MK, yes, two peas in a pod, they are just alike!

cookingwithgas said...

Yes! That's fantastic!

d2eclaylady said...

It's a joy to watch your kids evolve into bright, talented adults and Wes is a very talented young woman. Puff up your feathers, proud Mama!

Tracey Broome said...

I know, I know!! Thanks y'all. :-)

Denise said...

I know just how you feel, I cleaned out my pottery studio last week but I've been doing anything and everything except making pottery lately. Tomorrow is the day....no more excuses.

Tracey Broome said...

I said tomorrow is the day too, then we got a report of more ice coming, more procrastination! Thanks for commenting, I popped over to your blog,very lovely, enjoyed reading along for awhile!

Lori Buff said...

That girl is going places!

Tracey Broome said...

I hope so Lori, if she doesn't she will be wasting a lot of talent! Thanks!