After lunch with Liz, my friend and I went to the University of Michigan's Nichols Arboretum. It's a sprawling park at the edge of campus, bordered by the Huron River. The hills there were a welcome change - a contrast to the flat wilderness and countryside I hike locally. We spent about two hours winding a circuit around the forest and meadows, stopping occasionally to look at plaques or take photos. The latter wasn't easy. I have restrictions on what I allow in frame: no modern architecture, and no people unless they're a) in the far distance or b) being profiled. Sadly, these rules didn't lend well to the setting: the trails were trafficked by locals, and brutalist university towers peeked over too many treelines. But the company was good. Early on, my friend grew thirsty. "I'm like a reverse camel," she said. "If I suddenly collapse, you'll have to carry me the rest of the way." But she made it. On the way back to the car, we lingered by a stand of pines. She told me it was where she used to set up a hammock. Spring seemed on everyone's mind.
My favorite play of the weekend, not the shot by Poole which was absolutely phenomenal but the key to this play and what ultimately made it come to fruition was Abdur-Rahkman’s poise and control with under 4 seconds to go, 99% of the nation would not of made that pass ahead to Poole but Rahkman stayed poised, delivered a great pass which led to the game winner ... amazing poise and awareness of the situation #MarchMadness#Michigan