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Sunday Replays: July Photo of the Month

Time to replay July photos featured in my 2012 Photo of the Week series. Thanks to all WordPress bloggers and other readers who sent me a “like” or comment to help select my July Photo of the Month.

Although My little pony received more likes, The One That Got Away pulled in more comments and one additional star rating, so I have declared a tie for first place. Orlando and Dawn is next on the most popular list, followed by Westward ho! and then Bill L Ampen tree carving.

Click on the Photo of the Week link in my Categories list to read about these and other photos featured in my Sunday series since January.

I will continue to post a POW each Sunday and the winning POM thoughout 2012, culminating with everyone’s pick for Photo of the Year. I encourage everyone to comment on or rate each photo of the week to ultimately decide my “Best of the Best.”


27/52 Westward ho!

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.

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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.