I posted pictures of this old abandoned house before. This is in the fall. You can see the roof is gone on the southern part.
I think about how it is slowly falling down. If only ??? If only someone had loved it enough.
This is how it looks this week. The old gnarly trees have leafed out. The wild grasses growing taller.
I see a flowering bush near the corner of the house , where someone who did love this house, planted it. I know that once this sad place was loved and someone cared.
As the whole structure leans into the west, I know it will fall in a strong wind one day. But in the mean time, I am going to take photos each season . I do admire how strongly it must have been built, to keep holding on to it 's spot here. It's window glasses have broken as it tilts. No one goes close, or should not. Too much poison ivy on the trees. Kathy Jane , this is for you.
Cloudy and 55-60 here today. I can't hold out any longer, making a pot of chili. LOL Hugs to all of you. XO
Thank you (from the old house and me) for doing these seasonal photos of this poor old house.ReplyDelete
It is so, so, so sad, to see old houses and old barns, just decay and fall down. If only there were someone, with the money, of course, to rescue them. -sigh-
Still cool here too. Oh my! And I heard that April was the warmest on record, again. Well, May is making up for that! -grin-
who is off with the faeries today
Tessa, I do not know what happened to this old house. I do remember it being white and laundry being on the line so very long ago. It makes me sad..that someone at one time could have saved it from ruin. I think you are right about April and May. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I like seeing the old house. I will be sad if it doesn't last much longer. We should give her a pretty name.ReplyDelete
Peggy, That is such a good idea. I think I will ask around about who owned it last. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
It really hurts us as women to see this, I think, because we are such nesters. How we nesters would have loved being able to rescue her, fix her up, paint, furnish, plant, fix a meal, light a candle, garden.ReplyDelete
Much to late now, I guess, but thank you for honoring her.
Dewena, I wish that someone could have moved in the house and saved it. Maybe someone asked too much for it...or the families have died off . I wish there was a way to learn more. I may inquire with a local artist who painted a picture of it in it's better days. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I remember you showing us this house before,, its lovely and you described it beautifully,ReplyDelete
Thank you Laurie. I look at it every time I drive by. That's why I think I'll take pictures every season to mark it's fading glory. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Sad to see the old beauties fade away like this. What a pretty setting (except for the poison ivy).ReplyDelete
Vee, That poison ivy makes my hair stand on end. LOL.. I do not want to get near it. Plus I bet there's critters in the old place. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Every time I see an old building, I always wonder about the people that lived there, who they were, what they did, how they lived etc. Those buildings sure do have a story to tell.ReplyDelete
Louise, I think so many people think the same way...who lived there, where did they go, and why didn't someone else move in? It is heart breaking ..cause you know someone could have cared for it given a chance...now it's too late. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Such a beautiful old homestead, if only those walls could talk, I can only imagine the stories over the decades...ReplyDelete
Jo, I think I am going to have to try to find out the story of this house. I do know a local artist painted a picture of it in better days. I'll even try to find that picture. I know the man that bought the picture has passed on, his wife may still have it. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Love this post... I have always loved photographing old homes and wondering about their history and who lived there. Thank you for sharing and recognizing these old homes. Enjoy your afternoon!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jill for coming by. I need to find out more about that old home and let all of you know. It's making me more curious every time I post the old pictures. :) Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, SusieDelete
Oh Wow, i love this. You know by now how fond I am of all things from the past. There's no telling how many stories this old house could tell. I often sit and look at one or even a pic and my imagination runs wild.. I love this so much and would love to be able to take a pic of it to keep. Thank you so much Susie for posting this. Love and hugs, xoReplyDelete
Hi Susie, You are allowed to use any of my photos. I know you do love old buildings with history. I plan on finding out about this old place. If I learn any thing, I'll post it. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Wonder who lived there. Was there happiness in and out the doors? It is sad to see it in this condition. xo NellieReplyDelete
Hi Nellie, I think a farmer still uses an old pole barn at the very edge of the property. But I can never catch anyone there. But I know a couple I can ask about it. I remember white paint on the house and laundry on the line so many years ago. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
This is the first time I've seen your photos of the house. My first thought looking at the first pic was that long ago people had lived and loved in that house and too bad the walls can't tell you about it. I also am thinking of the song This Old House.ReplyDelete
Nonnie, I do remember when it had white paint and laundry on the line. That was so long ago. I remember hearing that song. :) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Houses like this are very interesting to look at and wonder about all of the history it holds.ReplyDelete
Karen, I just can't understand why the whole place, house, trees, yard are let go. If there's no one to care for all that, the county should at least mow the yard. It's on a corner and hard to see around the tall grasses at times. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
My heart aches for that old house! I wish these houses could talk.....or maybe I don't. They may have very sad stories to tell.ReplyDelete
Linda, We know that someone could have been given that house and would have cared for it. It is sad to see it slowly falling down. Blessings, xoxo,love, SusieDelete
This will not be a popular comment but as the years linger on since my husband's passing, I am feeling more and more like that old battered house. A shell of what once was, no hope of being restored. At the same time, those are lovely photos, Susie! Keep taking them! Blessings, Cindy xoReplyDelete
Cindy, That hurts my heart for you. I know what you are saying though. I feel that way at times without my hormones , or without my parents, or even not having a job....not that I could ever work like I used to. People need us, that's how I think of it. We can always be there for someone else.Blessings to you my friend, xoxo, SusieDelete
That is so sad.... I hate to see house and buildings let go like that...ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hi Debbie, It's sad tosee the house fading, but also the yard and trees. Too much poison ivy there. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie, thank you for sharing pictures of this old house. Old houses are charming, aren't they? That's cool that you take pictures of it during the seasons. Be sure to show us what it looks like this summer. I love this Fall picture, as you can see the orange leaves and nature in front of the house. I'd really like to see this old house in the winter too.ReplyDelete
Sheri, I know an artist who painted a picture of this old house and I know the lady that owns the painting...so I may ask them about this old place. My curiosity is up now. :)Delete
Blessings, love, xoxo, Susie