I think some of you will remember ths old house near where we live. It's falling, slowly falling.
This is late spring of this year. It's kind of pretty around this corner here in the country....beware of poison ivy.
You can not go in here...it would be too dangerous.
This is how it is looking just this past weekend. So pretty with the autumn colors. But you can see more leaning to the west . The roof has caved in , almost all of it.
The back of the house has already collapsed. The eaves are separating from the side of the house. ..just left of the upstairs window.
I love to look at this house every time I go past. It's like I need to see that it is still standing.
Standing but leaning. It is pretty even in it's sadness in this shot. When it is nothing but a pile of rubble, I will take a board to keep in memory...maybe make a frame to hold pictures of this old home.
Today is another beautiful day here...just as the whole entire weekend has been. We worked outside and cleaned the leaves from the lawn. The maple tree we have has dropped another carpet of yellow in it's backyard spot. One more day of raking at the end of this week.
Wishing everyone a great week. Please go vote tomorrow. If you do not like either candidate...vote for an issue. Be brave. :):)
Susie, I love old houses too. I often wonder why they are abandoned. I love old wood. Just be careful. Enjoy from a distance. Wouldn't want it to tumble near you. We had an abandoned warehouse in my hometown that caught on fire. It was a beautiful shell of brick with iron awnings. Firemen were there. My brother was a volunteer. The building started to fall and my brother escaped by the hair of his head. The Fireman chief was killed as was two other volunteers. It was a horrible day for our community.ReplyDelete
Oh I am sorry to hear that. No I am not getting near that old house..it's leaning is scary. I often say one wee breeze may take it down...then again it could lean for years. You know how that stuff works. I often wonder why and when did people stop moving into a house for it to be so neglected. Blessings, hope you are doing better with your job. xoxo, SusieDelete
I think old houses have their own type of beauty. I always wish I knew it's history. Who built it? Who lived there and their stories? How did it come to be abandoned? Thanks for sharing, Susie.ReplyDelete
Me too. I have wondered who lived at this little farm house. There corn crib and a small pole barn on the property also. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Dear Susie, I love this old house-it is so beautiful, even though it is crumbling and falling down. I would want a few boards-like you said to make a picture frame or even a table. I am loving our mild weather and hope it stays until January. I mailed in my ballot a week or so ago; praying here for the election and for our country.ReplyDelete
Noreen, This house will keep me curious...till I can learn more. I will have to watch it all the time now...it's changed so much in the past two years. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
p.s. I hope we do not have too much snow...so I am loving these good days too.
I love old houses like this, but they always make me a little sad. I wonder about the people who built it, and what dreams they had and what their lives were like when they lived there.ReplyDelete
Jan, That's how I feel also...a bit sad to see it deteriorating more and more each year. I can remember seeing it many years ago when it was a nice little house with a porch along the side that has collapsed. It would have been nice if it could have been saved. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I remember this house! Its beautiful sitting amongst the leaves!ReplyDelete
Laurie, It is changing as the days go by...it looks different than when we moved out here. I will have to watch it. It is still pretty among the trees. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I love old houses and wish the walls could talk. Your photos with the fall colors are so nice. I guess because I read aloud a lot of mysteries to mother, that's what this house reminds me of...a good clean mystery story. We are having a gorgeous day too and working in the yard, also. Take care. xoReplyDelete
Mildred, The mystery to me is , why did people quit living in this house. That is sad. I thought it still had some beauty among the trees. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I remember that old house, Susie. It really is a neat old place and it is so sad to think it has been abandoned for so long that it is falling apart.ReplyDelete
I often wonder how houses just get to be EMPTY. What happened to the last family in there? Did the die with no heirs-did the kids'just leave it and not pay the taxes? Just sad all the way around.
It has been beautiful here this week, too. Looking forward to a nice week. xo Diana
Love that old house..I wonder what it's history is ?? Who owns it? Nice property..Happy raking!! Glad I don't have to do it. Enjoy your week..ReplyDelete
Missy, Some times my ankles will start hurting from raking a long time....but the next day I will be fine. :) It is a job the old we get here. I hope I am still blogging when the old house is gone. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Don't you kind of feel sorry for the old girl? So sad to see a beauty falling apart! But, that is the life cycle! Your idea is a good one, hope you are able to get a few pieces of her! Blessings, Cindy xoReplyDelete
Cindy, I feel a bit of an attachment to this old house, since I've lived near it and been watching it slowly lean to the west. I hope I never get poison ivy going around there. Yikes. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Oh that house is so well situated. Too bad that someone stopped being able to care for her. I like your idea of snagging a clapboard or something to use to remember her by. Do you know rhe story?ReplyDelete
the story that is...bet you could make up a good one, if you don't.Delete
Vee, I am still trying to find someone who really knows the old property there. I am sure they may know something about the last owners. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
I love that old house too. I wish someone would come along and restore it.ReplyDelete
Hi Kathy, It's too late this old house now. It did have a farm family once. I remember the front porch many years ago. It feels sad to watch it falling more and more. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie, I know how it feels to have a little infatuation with an old home. I have a favorite farmhouse at the lake...ReplyDelete
These days are glorious. Not too cold yet but I'm loving feeling cozy at home and already watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Ha!
Blondie, I wish someone could have saved this house years ago. now it's beyond saving . It looks as if a strong storm would finish it off. But you just never know. I do remember when it was white and had a porch facing the busier road. The Christmas movie is what we need after the politics. :):) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Did you ever read The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton? It was a favorite picture book of my oldest son. I think you would like it.ReplyDelete
Karen, I have not heard of that book and author. But I might just see if I can find it. :)Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Interesting old house. Fun to imagine all the history behind an old place like that. My brother and I climbed up into the loft of an old barn once when we were kids, and it began to shift and sway. We got out fast!ReplyDelete
Karen, I am hoping one day I will find someone who knows that old house's history. That is so scary about you and your brother in the barn loft. Glad you got out of there. :):) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I just think of the people that lived there years ago. Glad u took the beautiful picturesReplyDelete
Hi Ann, I would love the people who lived there, and why it was eventually abandoned. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Wouldn't it be great to have someone come along and tell it's story! Wonderful photographs!ReplyDelete
I need to find someone who could tell me the story of this old house. Blessings,xoxo, SusieDelete
That poor house. It makes me sad. I love that you will save part of it at least.ReplyDelete
Brave has been my word the last several months.
Katie, It is sad to see this one beautiful old farm house fall into rubble. Glad the elections are over. :) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie, I remember this old house. These pictures are really good, and should be in a magazine. This house is charming, even if it is falling apart. The golden Autumn leaves around it make the pictures so pretty. I think it's a great idea to keep a board to remember it by once the house is no longer there. It looks all alone sitting by itself in the countryside. Maybe it just needs a little love.ReplyDelete
Sheri, I thought this old house did look pretty even still while the carpet of colorful leaves surrounded it. One day I will learn it's story. Blessings, love, xoxo, SusieDelete
What a beautiful old house! Your photos of it are so charming....ReplyDelete
It kind of makes me tear up to think of it ending up like that. It needed someone to love it and keep it.
Linda, When that old house is nothing but a pile of wood, roofing and whatever is still inside, it will probably make me cry. It does feel sad to watch it deteriorate. Blessings, love you, xoxo, SusieDelete