Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

I’m not a fray kind of person.  Sometimes you need skill to join the fray.  These Mock Trial students had the skills and got heated, there’s no dispute about that.

Mock Trial 1

Sometimes you just happen onto  a fray.  I remember walking in downtown Portland leaving Portland State University during a war protest.  Wouldn’t you know it the press wanted to talk to me about it?  I wanted to catch the bus home.

In this next picture the fray was a Civil War reenactment.  The Friday before the big weekend at Kearney Park in Fresno, Fresno County Historical Society hosted students from all over Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Madera Counties to an event called Civil War Time Travelers.  At this event they met the actors who taught them about everything from Civil War medicine to shooting cannons.   Similar to the first battle of the Civil War, the students ate their picnic lunches on the grounds and watched the battle as though it was a show.  Fortunately, no one died during the fray.



Although a fray is usually a conflict or dispute, I sometimes visualize it as activities.  I ambled toward this crowd in Boston as I walked the Freedom Trail remembering a different fray of long ago.  Although it caught my attention, I kept my feet firmly planted on the sidewalk, and my eyes down, so as not to get chosen to dance.  I’ve been know to fall over just standing outside a museum waiting to go in.

Frey2 RSome people joined right in.  It was a lively show.

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9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray”

    1. hehe My nerves are fine. We don’t live on the fault line. It was a big quake, but we didn’t feel it, and I was awake at the time. The only time we felt an earthquake was when it hit Coalinga, which was 90 miles west of us August 4, 1985. It was my first weekend in CA, and it woke us up thinking a train had passed by, but there was no train nearby. It had a magnitude of 5.9, very close to the 6.0 that happened last week. In 1985, 6 people had minor injuries. In comparison the recent one sent 120 people to the hospital, cost millions to the wine industry, and ruined about 130 buildings. That’s TMI, I know, but I jumped into that fray! 🙂

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      1. I am so pleased that you were well away from this one. I had one here a few months ago which loosened a couple of wall tiles in the bathroom but otherwise the apartment was okay. Glad you all are safe. xox

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      1. I suppose that seems like a fairly good reason not to go clambering up mountains…it WOULD be terribly embarrassing if any animals witnessed you tipping over suddenly on the trail…the mountain goats would laugh and laugh…yes, humiliating!

        And now for some baby goats-


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