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Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

When I saw this little boy walking with a bucket almost twice his size to the nearby river, I was puzzled. Why was he going to the river, I wondered. Isn’t he too small to be going into the water by himself? These questions popped into my head as I watched. Other people were around – adults and children – some of them in the river bathing and playing around, but none of them his size. No one seemed to notice.

Just as I walked past, he waded into the shallow part and plunged the bucket into the water. I kept walking but I kept looking back to see what he was going to do.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

As he struggled with the now full bucket, water splashed from the sides and ran down his foot. Finally, he reached the horse, his father’s, I was told. He gently set it down and the horse dunked its head into the bucket. He waited patiently for the horse to finish. When he felt it’d had enough, he picked up the bucket and splashed the rest of the water on the animal then walked back in the same direction from which he had appeared. I smiled.

This is my entry to WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is together.


  1. Very simple, yet a very powerful photo that shows the interrelationship between men and beast.
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  2. Beautiful story and a great pic too. Love between man and animal is old!!
    Have a great week Marcia:)
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  3. Thanks, Arti. It sure is.
    Hope you do too!

  4. Thanks, Brent and thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Love this photo! A slice of an intimate moment revealed in a photo.
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  6. Thanks, Annie!

  7. Beautiful… Now why was he naked?
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  8. Wow! awesome site! just keep your good post coming!
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  9. Thanks, Candice Michelle. Glad you like my site.
    Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  10. A lot of kids especially little boys in the rural areas run around naked. Guess it’s easier to handle the heat.

  11. Andrew Graeme Gould

    What a striking image, Marcia. This is just so well caught.
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  12. Thank you, Andrew. That’s a wonderful compliment.

  13. Cathy Sweeney

    You were there at the right time to capture a nice slice of life. Lovely photo and story.
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  14. Thanks, Cathy. It’s hard to miss.