Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Part of the rural landscape

This is a place along the Farm-to-Market Road to town. Even though it is rather close to the road, it remains hidden from view for most of the year. I'm not even certain if it is/was a house or barn. I snagged these shots at the end of January before the overgrowth started greening up again.



Linking to Rural Thursday

113 comments:

Jill said...

These are such great shots of that interesting place. I'd love to be able to walk around and peek inside.

Tanya said...

aw poor thing, you can't even get to it anymore with all the trees and stuff growing around it...i bet the critters have claimed it as their own!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I would have to find a way to get closer, so I could peek in the windows. It looks really interesting!

Sandra said...

Nice shots. I always wish I could pull back the veil and see what life happened in and around a place like this when it was new. Sandra

Michael said...

lots of such buildings around here, too...so many stories untold

Comment1 said...

Mystery! There's probably a troll living there. Probably.

Gail said...

I enjoy these shots, laden with sadness that so many structures are lost to time.

Eva Ason said...

Great shots! It's hard to see what it has been really. Interesting place

Sandra said...

I like all these, each and every one. they would be beautiful framed, a set on a wall. the trees make it art and i love the old building whatever it was

georgettesullins said...

I wonder if there are birds' eggs, possum, armadillo or raccoon nests in there? If I got out to explore, I would definitely have my boots on.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I would definitly go investigate what it looks like upclose...in the winter, when there are no ssssnakes!

I saw my first snake yesterday while painting our shed, it was a little over a foot long and trying to crawl between some rocks...YIKES!! I think we're in for a bad summer.

Kathy said...

I guess it will have to remain a mystery unless you run across an old timer who can give you the scoop!

Madge Bloom said...

I agree it is a bit difficult to tell.. I guess we could call it a 'brouse.'

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Places like this make you want to get out and explore. The only thing that would stop me is snakies. Don't like them. You have rattlesnakes like we (GA) do, right?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looks like it might be home to the rats and mice now.

Liz said...

That's quite a gem you discovered there! I would love to get closer for a look inside

DJan said...

It's definitely abandoned, with no path in or out. I can see why you wouldn't know it was there once it begins to green up around there.

Judy said...

I love it when the leaves are gone so many things become visible.

Nancy said...

What a fascinating place! Like an old prospector's or homesteader's cabin. Would love to know the story behind it. Thanks for sharing this.

Montanagirl said...

These photos are one of the reasons I like visiting your blog! Love these old buildings. I'll bet it is truly invisible when all the foliage is in full force.

parker said...

Looks like the remains of a sharecroppers house.

Jan n Jer said...

Oh the stories it could tell! Shame to see it abandoned n forgotten!

Karen said...

Well, you know... now you've gotta sneak up in there and get some real closeups! :-)

Love old buildings like this, sad that they're left to rot.

grammie g said...

HI Teresa...I love this old building...good that you got it before the greenery, but it won's be the same ...love it!!
Grace

bon bon said...

funny how we are drawn to the mystery of these abandoned buildings. i don't pass a regular homes and wonder what's going on inside now...weird how the brain thinks.
great detail to these! (good sketching material.)

Deb said...

cool shot.....wish we could do a litle trespassing....

Ms. Becky said...

ooh, new look here! love it. bright, cheerful, colorful, YOU.
the January scene is not dissimilar to what it looked like here in January. now the lilacs are leafed out, bulbs blooming, trees flowering already. my lawn needs mowing :(
it's crazy early for this to be happening.
bet it's really green there now. happy day to you TWG.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great shots. I love old buildings. I would want to take a peek inside.

sweetdaysundertheoaks said...

Very interesting Tex. I love Spring, and summer is good too if it doesn't get too hot and humid(which it always does)but I'm thinking of all the barns now that you mention when these were taken, that we won't be able to see anymore. Wonder what the story is with that poor old place?

Fireblossom said...

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SweetMarie said...

I see old places like this in the country of NC. Nice pics! Happy Wednesday!

Karen said...

Whatever it was, it's now a great home for creatures!

Mom of M&Ms said...

I am so behind... but love this shot....it sure makes ya wonder about this place

bailey-road.com said...

Somebody once cared about it. Now it's slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Charade said...

Is that an old hay rake or a clothesline post leaning up against it?

stardust said...

Nice shots! Again I like your way to get us closer and closer to the deserted house. Without human maintenance, nature will take over, and in summer it will be completely hidden by the lush green.

Furry Bottoms said...

I think it was a barn... by looking at the roof. If it was a house, it was built back in the 1800s! Beautiful shots, T.

Hound Girl said...

I love when other Texans know exactly what you mean when you say "Farm-to-market" road !

Farm Girl said...

Don't you just wish you could go see it up close? That is what amazes me all of the houses that just sit and rot away. You know me, I would just want the old wood.

Lynne said...

The mystery of the abandoned . . .

Lynne said...

The mystery of the abandoned . . .

islandwonder said...

Very cool! I would have to always admire that from afar. I bet a critter or two made that building home.

Pricilla said...

It's always sad to see a building fall to disrepair. You wonder as to its history

Sylvia K said...

Fascinating! Wonder what its history is??? Terrific captures and they do stir my curiosity!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

If buildings could talk,i wonder what this one would say.

great pics as allways,enjoy your time today.

Peter

Joop Zand said...

Great shots....i like these old buildings.

Greetings, Joop

barbara l. hale said...

Great old wreck! I find it interesting to see houses and barns really overgrown like that especially when the ground away from them is relatively clear.

Rohrerbot said...

That's a great building...the kind I would go in as a child. I'd love to see the critters hiding in it!:)

heyBJK said...

Wow. It looks "barnish" to me, but whatever it is, it's been there a long time.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It's hanging on, isn't it. Just barely.

edenhills said...

I'd guess it was a barn, poor thing. I think I'd have to sneak in and take a closer look. :-)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

I love finding places like this! Maybe you could put on your "ant-snake" boots and get a little closer.
Take one for the team! Go inside :)
Have a fab day!
xo, misha

Diane AZ said...

A lovely reminder of the impermanence of all things...

Ron said...

Barn wood! That's a pretty good comodity if you know the right person.

Robin said...

T, great shots! Don't sneeze around there! It might tumble down!

Nancy said...

So many memories luck in that place...Wouldn't it be great to be able to peek inside....When I took a look inside an old barn last week, I found a chair....You never know what lays behind those walls....

Kay said...

Wow, that barn has been rotting away for awhile in that spot.

Fjällripan said...

beautiful photos!! It is fascinating with old houses and barns. Amazing how they just blend in to the nature....and soon it will be gone...little sad actually...

Hilda R.B said...

Love this old place. Nice photos.
Wish you a great week.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Neat place. I don't know how you resist poking around these places you find. Oh yeah that's right, lots of guns in Texas.

Brian Miller said...

very cool...love old barns and wood shacks like that...had a few we used to visit through the woods growing up...


and thanks my son will be tickle to see the POTW

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
Love to explore places like that.

Giga said...

Lepiej niech zieleń znowu to schowa, bo to nie jest ciekawy widok. Pozdrawiam i dziękuję bardzo za słowa otuchy .*** Better to let the green again to hide, because it is an interesting sight. I greet and thank you very much for your words of encouragement.

Bob Bushell said...

It is a phenomenon, one moment it here and another now it has gone, lovely ramshackle old shed.

Andrew said...

I would have had to have had a closer look (I have so many torn trousers and shirts from climbing over barbed wire)it looks so deserted I think you will get away with it..

Linda said...

I always wonder, when I see a place like this, about the stories it could tell of its history.

Nancy Claeys said...

Surprised you even noticed it with all the brush -- someone loved it long ago. :)

rkbsnana said...

Great shot as usual. Makes you wonder what stories are soon lost or already lost. Kinda' sad.

Rita said...

Not sure what it is, but it would easily be lost in the greenery come summer. Hidden away the whole season. What a find! :)

Susan said...

Wow, cool hideaway! Or it could be made into a cool clubhouse, what a cool photo!

Paula said...

Been missing your entries as my internet has been down for several days. We had a bad storm one night and three tornados near but not right here.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great pictures! You find always interesting things to show us with your camera.

Pam said...

Mysterious places such as this always sparks my curiosity.
Nice series of shots Theresa.
cheers :)

KAT said...

I remember this one from a previous post. It is a real interesting subject. I think it must be an old shed or barn of some kind. Maybe there is rusty gold in there...Call for the American Picker guys Mike and Frank. they would go in there and check it out...who knows what lies back farther in.

-KAT-

Barb said...

That would be a fixer-upper! (There's a new project for you!)

Candy C. said...

I LIKE it, brush and all! :)

Texan said...

Lots of stories there! :O)

Gillian Olson said...

Looks like it would be quite secluded most of the year, but could do with a bit of love and attention.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are wonderful. Abandoned farm buildings are so poignant and create all kinds of stories in my head...your pictures are just perfect.

Friko said...

Whatever it is, it doesn't look very habitable. Perhaps you could invent a romantic story to go with it.

Thank you for coming over and telling me about my POTW nomination.

Ellie said...

It could certainly do with a hammer and some nails to tidy it up a bit.
It's fairly tucked away behind all of those trees.

Donna said...

Looks like an old barn! I bet it could tell some stories!

SouthCoast Guy said...

Wonder what's inside????

Tammy said...

Looks spooky...and in need of renovation:)

A Quiet Corner said...

Yep..rural that's for sure and I love it! Kind of looks like the place next door to me!!!!...:)JP

eileeninmd said...

It looks like a nice home for all the critters. Now you need to find out its history. Great photos!

Gone Country said...

I'd love to go in there and have a look around. Might see some cool, old stuff lying around.

Seeing buildings like that makes me want to know their story. If walls could talk...

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Great shots of the fallen-down house or barn. Sometimes these are just kept for storage and then well, something happens. Have a good day tomorrow.

Reena Walkling said...

A real fixer upper!

Mama Zen said...

Fantastic shots!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'd investigate, but only when the snakes, ticks, chiggers and critters are asleep! Neat place.

Rose said...

I do wonder what it was!!

Mariette said...

Dearest Theresa,

You know what my husband and I always joked about when we passed such a barn or old house? IF we have one Saturday some spare hours we need to go here too, cleaning up the place and some paint... Often when it is fully overgrown it collapses so our plan gets stuck!
Great photos and one wonders about all its stories.
Love to you,

Mariette

Debbie said...

i guess all that over growth is holding it up!!

i would not trespass here, i might get dirty ;)))

Carletta said...

My hunch says barn. It looks like it's been given over to the growth around it for some time. But, there's a fortune to be had in the old weathered wood.

Glad you liked my disclaimer about the gold at the end of my rainbow. :)

Lindy MacDuff said...

Even though the structure is obscured by all the brush, you still manage to capture its bones and make it look interesting. Nice talent to have! :-)

Barbara said...

love those crumbly buildings! Oh the stories they could tell....

Randy said...

A country home.

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful! Lovely blog, I'm a new follower!
Best,
Anne ♥♥

SquirrelQueen said...

Old places like that really intrigue me. I always want to explore and find out more about them.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I shall try and break the 100 comments;) Wow, what a beautiful post, I love this old place and your images captured it so beautifully Theresa. I can see a watercolous, an ink drawing, a pencil drawing, just about any medium will be a thing of beauty, yet nothing can compare to what you saw and photographed through your lens! Can you tell I really, really like these;)

Angela Häring-Christen said...

It's a charming house. It remember me of the series: "Unsere kleine Farm" (Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.)
I like this serie.
Have a nice day. Angela

Joe said...

Looks more like a barn.

Ginger said...

Looks like a great place to explore! Great shots!

ladyfi said...

Oh, what a gorgeous run-down building. Fab photos!

wayside wanderer said...

It's kinda spooksey, but I like it that way.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Chatty Crone said...

How many acres are yours?

Beth said...

great shots. wow, i wonder what it would look like without all those trees? (:

elena nuez said...

these are gorgeous!!!

Laura said...

beautiful...I am so drawn to anything in transition, including breakin' down buildings and overgrown wilderness.

Roan said...

Whatever it was, it turns out to be a great object to photograph.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

aaaaw...poor house. needs a bit of TLC.

cool picture...the falling down place with overgrown & dead grasses & weeds suffocating it.

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