This modern-day Conestoga wagon was headed west on the Historic National Road as I was driving east on my way home from work around 5:15 pm. on May 22. The driver had stopped his team just outside the Seelyville city limits in Vigo County, Indiana, to collect water in a bucket from Snake Creek. I pulled over, grabbed my camera, and asked if I could take their picture. The wagon master said sure, as long as I didn’t go and get myself killed crossing four lanes of rush hour traffic.
I spoke to the driver as his pardner watered the horses. He was a woodcarver and a horse whisperer of sorts and they were headed for home in Colorado after “working horses and carving wood” in Washington, D.C.
The team started to get nervous from standing still too long in one spot, so the tall dark stranger cut our conversation short before I could get their names. They rode off into the sunset.
Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.
Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.