Missouri Softball player Cayla Kessinger turns to recover the ball while her teammates Braxton Burnside and Regan Nash recover after a miscalled ball at Mizzou Softball Stadium. Missouri lost 0-4 to the Kentucky Wildcats.
Missouri Tigers sophomore Paige Perego shouts with Head Coach Wayne Kreklow and the rest of the team after their victory over the University of Kentucky Wildcats at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Missouri. The Tigers beat the Wildcats on an instant replay decision at the end of the fifth set.
Callan Crooks, 2, top, watches Missouri Tigers volleyball players gather in the tunnel from the locker rooms before they head onto the court for a match against the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the Hearnes Center. Crooks is a regular attendee of all Missouri Volleyball home games.
Sister Faustina, a visiting nun from Springfield, Missouri, laughs with Brother Gabriel as he and Brother Alphonse decorate fruitcakes. Before making fruitcakes, the monks at Assumption Abbey made cinderblocks. When they changed products they had a joking slogan, "If you liked our concrete blocks, you'll love our fruitcake."
Brother Gabriel grabs a tray of decorated and wrapped fruitcakes to put on the rack for packaging. Assumption Abbey has been making fruitcakes for thirty years and selling them to clients like Williams-Sonoma.
Brother Alphonse leads a prayer over the Abbey's fruitcake decorating table. As part of their religious duty Trappist monks are expected to work to provide for themselves, many monasteries producing products from beer to caskets.
Brother Alphonse prays in a pew while the Abbey's Superior, Father Alberic, prays on a mat behind him. Father Alberic is a Trappist Monk and Brother Alphonse is a Cistercian, the two orders coming together at Assumption Abbey after the founding Trappists grew too old to accept novices.
Brother Ambrose stands up from the dinner table to help a guest as Father Peter and Father Thaddeus prepare to dig into bowls of Pho. While Trappist monks, also called Cistercians of the Strict Observance, are cloistered from their guests, the incoming Vietnamese monks are common Cistercians and are mildly more lenient in their practice.
A shot of eggs and salsa, complimentary with a beer, sits on the counter of Bar la Brasas. Pretty much everyone, regardless of age or gender, eats the eggs. "Its something from the village so when people come to the village they get the eggs," Santana said.
Alfred Santana cleans off the yolk of a turtle egg. Santana buys eggs about fourteen dozen eggs from ADIO every time they come around after an arribada, about once a month, and sometimes he runs out and needs to buy more.
More than 8,000 Olive Ridley sea turtles arrive at Playa Ostional, Friday. During an arribada Olive Ridleys arrive en masse for nesting over a five-nine day period, overwhelming potential predators by sheer numbers.