52 Weeks of Life Seen Through My Eyes

Ida's Photo Theme Challenge


19. Horses And Humans

Horses abound in Panama. In fact, just 15 years ago, there were more horses in the little town of Boquete than motor vehicles. When I first visited Boquete in January 2006, it was not at all unusual to still see horses in town. I have some photos of horses and humans from that trip. I figured this theme would be very simple. It was surprising how challenging it became. Horses and humans stand still for no-one!

A couple of weeks ago, we came across a fairly large group of horsemen competing in roping and although watching the event was not an option, I did get the chance to snap a few photos as the riders gathered and waited their turns.



A little further down the road, we spotted a foal and mama without the presence of humans, but I had to include this one. The foal’s coat was still fuzzy…


The pretty horse standing in the same field needed a little attention. So you get to see this one, too.


And for the finale, a quick jaunt to the David International Fair in David, Chiriqui, gave me the opportunity to see a rather unusual “horse”, all saddled up and ready for riding. The little fellow atop the “horse” was more than reluctant to have his daddy place him on the saddle, but he ended up smiling as did all the onlookers!




37. Rows And Rows Of…

As anyone who has been following my theme challenge blog may have noticed, I’ve been out of commission for a while. As other bloggers have left me far behind, I’m making a real effort to renew my enthusiasm and catch up. My archives didn’t hold much promise to satisfy the “Rows” theme. So I took a closer look at my environment and opted to stick close to home.

My passion for needlework began during my school years and really blossomed after I completed my first tablecloth as a requirement for a Home Economics class. Since then, I have threaded multiple needles with hundreds of different colors on a variety of fabrics with projects ranging in size from tiny beaded Christmas ornaments to full size tablecloths. I have gifted some and kept some. I’ve spent an astounding number of hours counting even-weave fabric threads, carefully following patterns, and completing rows and rows of stitches to paint pictures using every color of the rainbow.

I have several completed projects that have not been framed and one that has been in the works for a couple of years. I chose a few to photograph so I could share those “Rows And Rows Of…”



And even closer…