3.02.2010

this old house

the long road



I drive by this abandoned old house every day. It's on a two mile stretch of road and is surrounded by corn fields, a horse farm and several other abandoned buildings that continue to be torn down on occasion. I'm not sure why, but I always get a feeling of sadness when I drive by it...it's a beautiful old stone house and my mind wanders off to who lived there and what their story was. I suppose the feelings of sadness relate to a hope that whomever lived there considered the house a home, and a place of warmth, comfort and safety. Before I get too deep in my thoughts, though, I've arrived home with just the right amount of reflection to try my best to provide those very same things to my girls...and a better understanding of the simple four-letter word 'home'.

12 comments:

  1. looks very scary! Great shot in B&W!

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  2. What a cool place..... I think that barn would work as a fantastic backdrop for portraits:)

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  3. Very beautiful, and eerie at the same time. Perfect for black and white. Love it!

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  4. My first thought: What great pictures...We use to have homes around here like that...My heart leaped when I saw them. We use to love to go in them and explore.

    My second thought: Your words are so wise!

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  5. what beautiful black and whites : )

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  6. Oh yes...I see it too, exactly what you described.

    It must have been lovely and hopefully filled with joy and companionship.

    Very compelling photos.

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  7. You are so my kind of girl. I am fascinated by old houses and barns. They photograph soo cool and makes you wonder about the history of it.

    Great shots!

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  8. Interesting. Oh, I would want to know more too!

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  9. it makes me sad to see such a gorgeous house falling apart . . . I agree this would make a wonderful back drop!!

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