52 weeks with Carolyn

A Theme Based Photo Blog


Week 26 #14 Line From A Song

This fall my photography group went to my friends horse farm.  She has 3 beautiful horses and our group really enjoyed photographing them along with her beautiful serene property.  While this horse does have a name and it is not traveling through the desert it made me think of one of my favorites from the early 1970’s by the group  America “Horse With No Name”.  I know I drove my parents crazy playing the song over and over again!

On the first part of the journey                                                                                                                     I was looking at all the life                                                                                                                    There were plants and birds and rocks and things                                                                          There was sand and hills and rings

The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz                                                                                             And the sky with no clouds                                                                                                                       The heat was hot and the ground was dry                                                                                               But the air was full of sound

I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name                                                                      It felt good to be out of the rain                                                                                                                 In the desert you can remember your name                                                                                     ‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain                                                                                 La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la…

Enough of the la, la’s they go on forever.  Enjoy the photo!





Week 25 # Aged To Perfection

This cobblestone alley lies steps away from Snake Alley in Burlington, IA. that I highlighted in Week 1.  This area is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and also in the Heritage Hill Historic District.  The district includes ten historic properties and this cobblestone alley lies on the eastern boundary.  Snake Alley was built in 1894, so I assume this one was built during that same time period.  You can see the well worn ridges in the cobblestones that helped it become “Aged To Perfection” from all means of transportation.



Week 24 #9 Closely Cropped

I took this photo of this young woman enjoying a cup of coffee this fall in Ybor City, FL.  I entered it into a local photo contest and unfortunately it didn’t place.  I really like the image and after looking at it again several times, I decided to work on it a little more.  I had cropped it a little before entering it but, decided  this time to closely crop it.  I have to say I do like  the feel of the image better, there are very little background distractions and you notice more of the details of  just her. Maybe I will try entering it again.



Week 23 #19 Musically Inclined

One of our grandsons is musically inclined and decided to take electric guitar lessons.   He has also developed an interest in harmonicas.  His mom suggested I  buy him a harmonica and neck bracket for a Christmas gift.  When I went to the store to purchase them I had no idea harmonicas came in different keys.  Not wanting him to be limited to playing in one key all the time I purchased a 7-piece Blues Band set with a storage case along with the neck bracket.  The neck bracket allows him to play the guitar and harmonica at the same time.  With a little practice I can hardly wait for his first performance!