Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wagon Wheel

My phone is full. I don't have that many songs, or books so they're not what's taking up space. When I looked for the culprit I discovered that I have almost eight gigabytes of photographs.

It took a few minutes for that to sink in. Eight billion bytes of photographic data stored on my little phone.

When I began flipping through the photographs, I came across this picture I shot in November of 2013 at the Johnson City Folk Festival. 

It's a wagon wheel. It started out as a photo gag. Any of you that has ever heard the iconic song Wagon Wheel that was written by Bob Dylan and later updated and recorded by Old Crow Medicine Show would know what I'm talking about.  

In the song Wagon Wheel, it mentions Johnson City, Tennessee which is where I shot this picture of a wagon wheel. I imagined all my songwriting buddies would say, "Ah,  you're so clever." Well, that didn't happen. In fact, no one made the connection.

So I have this visual joke that never got off the ground that's been hanging around on my phone for almost two years.

I've made a mental note to make sure I have the pictures backed up and then go on a deleting spree to clean up some space on the phone.

I know you must be thinking, Ol' Rick is down to seeds and stems tonight to write about space on his phone......and you'd be right.

Maybe tomorrow I'll have a better idea.


  1. Rick

    You write about what you want to write about and we can read and like it or not.

    I really. really like that photo - I hope you didn't ditch it!!

    Ms Soup

  2. Whoa! That's a lot of photos to go search through on your Smart Phone. I hope you don't loose it...
    Well the antique wagon wheel photo is dated but it doesn't turn for me, lol... Although the photo doesn't turn my crank, I'm kind of old fashion and I still use my big cumbersome camera to take pictures and I still have a stupid cell phone and I never take pictures with it. I know what a boring person I am...


  3. I know my phone is loaded with photos too. Now my computer and my phone connect with one another. I thought I was deleting things on my phone, but the computer photos have restored them. I won't even try to figure it out. Interesting though the picture of the wagon wheel. I was in our local Rural King store, it's like a tractor supply, and they had wagon wheels for sale there. I wondered for a while if there wasn't something I could do with one. I should have taken a picture of it, but I didn't.

  4. Ah memories, my dad was a Georgia peanut farmer in his late teens and early twenties. In the 1950's he waxed nostalgic and wanted some wagon wheels to grace the sides of the walk and drive. He could find none (reasonable) in NC, I found four in Missouri and brought them to him. He loved those wheels until he died. The song, this post and pictures sure jogs some corners of my mind.

  5. I had no idea a phone could hold that much but that is why my one friend calls me retrogal:) I love the picture actually. One can have many meanings to that wheel. The Old West gone by to eternity to the song:)

  6. That wheel kooks like it once provided a rough ride.

  7. That wagon wheel is a piece of art. It has such character propped up against the wall. It is almost daring someone to move it.

  8. The capacity of the modern phones is astounding.

    The wagon wheel is almost the symbol that changed mankind, if one thinks about it.

  9. When the camera and the telephone were intervened who would had thought one day they would be combined


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