Monday, November 12, 2012

An Old Homestead II



Linking to Barn Charm

119 comments:

alp said...

Bonitas imagenes..un beso desde Murcia...

Faye said...

Great texture that you've uncovered in the grasses around this old place, TWG. And the sky is just right for the atmosphere for this photo. I love the "feel" that you can capture sometimes on a rainy, overcast day.

Deb said...

The sky makes the photo s perfect

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

One of the structure is going down soon!

nic.b van es said...

prachtige lokatie met een mysterieus verleden.

Lynne said...

Looks like the "lean to the right" and "over" will happen very soon!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, that one building is "going down"! Beautiful photos, Theresa! blessings ~ tanna

Buttons said...

Oh I love this that lean to shed has so much character. It has maybe seen better days but I love the way it has gracefully fallen into old age. Awesome.B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I think the wind from the clouds might take down that one shed!

nene said...

Those that have less here on earth share a bigger sky. ;-)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

oh...what a leaner!! it looks like it's trying to get away from the bigger structure sitting next to it!!

great shot!!

Dicky Bird said...

I would love to dig in those old buildings! Blessings from Wisconsin.

Dianne said...

I love the leaner
sweet old guy

Molly The Wally said...

We love the drunk barn. Have a lovely Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Poor Texas and its barns.

eileeninmd said...

Just how much further can it lean. I think a strong wind will finish it soon.

RoeH said...

Love these kind of posts. A million questions start filling my very small brain space. Who lived there. How did they decorate it. What did they do. Who left it to die. Yesterday I wore a turquoise necklace to church and a friend said she had one nearly like it. She said her husband found it out in the somewheres of northern Arizona in a burned out house. The necklace was in the ashes and I've been told that when that happens to the Indian people, they don't go back for anything once it burns. I'd never heard that before. Maybe I'll do some research and find out about it.

Elna said...

That look very old. I hope it doesn't fall. Have a nice start to the week.

Hugs

Sandra said...

i love the leaning shed of pizza...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Thankfully, some of the homestead looks in good shape, I'd hate to be around that one building in the thunderstorm!

Daryl said...

fabulous photos, T, that brooding sky adds some real drama to the scene

Kerri said...

I bet this one has lots of stories to tell!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

For some reason that looks like a spooky place!

Marie said...

I love that first shot of this homestead...it really makes you feel like you are seeing a scene from the Depression era with those clouds. It just has that kind of feeling.

Jana said...

One good "Puff" and the one is gone. Love the clouds too.

DJan said...

The clouds are perfect for this scene!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

It looks like the one barn won't last much longer.

Rosemary Aubut said...

I love interesting old structures and you have captured the texture of them well!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning........love to see such old buildings, they withstood the test of time.......well some of them......a little leaning to the right, if only the could talk.........Blessings Francine.

Beth said...

Just beautiful. Any of these shots would be lovely framed!

orchid said...

Dearest Theresa,
Wow, beautiful pictures despite the situation!!! Yes, the "homestead" looks so old and leaning. Great shots under the dark cloud♡♡♡
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Janey and Co. said...

I love old structures too. Makes me wonder about the folks who lived on that farm? I think it's a bit late to save one of them...Janey

Janey and Co. said...

I love old structures too. Makes me wonder about the folks who lived on that farm? I think it's a bit late to save one of them...Janey

Jan n Jer said...

How in the world is that old shed still standing!!! Very nice rustic scenes!

Linda said...

Not to much charm remaining at this homestead. Any idea what the brick chimney is, sitting outside the other buildings? Maybe a summer kitchen?

MTWaggin said...

What a fun quaint place! I love the leaning buildings, we had a barn wayyy out on the prarie that was like that - amazingly it took years before it actually blew over.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the first shot with the dark sky and the leaning shed. Doesn't look like it will last long.

Red said...

Not only the buildings gave up but the owner as well. I find the speculation of these abandoned sites rather interesting.

Sharon Wagner said...

I love floppy, falling farm buildings. Which is good because I have several of my own!

Betty Manousos said...

great scenes you show here, theresa!

i love old buildings/structures like this.

happy week ahead~

Joop Zand said...

Great shots with this dark sky...good contrst.

greetings, Joop

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Looks like an outdoor brick oven. I would say things look pretty bleak on that homestead but I like how the colors all blend.

Jenny Short said...

Don't yoou just love to find these old places? Going back in time is where the country toads take me. xo Jenny



Patty Woodland said...

That barn is not long for this world

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Sure, if we all have a couple of Saturdays to go over and mend this barn... That's our comment when we come across a building like that!
Great photos; JIT = Just In Time before it will be gone.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Sylvia K said...

Hmmmmm that barn looks about like me this morning!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

You always find these spectacular shots.

Your the best. I never know what you have been up too.

So it is a surprise all the time.

And a winner in my looking.

Karen said...

The dark sky suits the condition of the homestead well!

barbara l. hale said...

That old outbuilding reminds me a lot of me these days. lol. What a great sky in these pics.

don said...

Fine shots of this homestead. That one shed which seems to be in the middle of falling down...grabs attention extremely well. Excellent site and great pictures of it.

Bob Bushell said...

Are the people that lives close by, waiting for the same. Great photos.

Ken Schneider said...

Those old broken-down building do hold such a special charm. Very nicely captured!

Leave It To Davis said...

I hope no one goes into the barn that's leaning...it might fall in on them!

Carletta said...

Simon says, lean over... :)
It looks like it was a cozy little place at one time.
Those gray skies are exactly what I have here today.

Deanna said...

Looks like that poor homestead needs a little work...great captures and the sky adds to the feel of despair.

holdingmoments said...

Always a shame to see places left like that. I wonder what stories they could tell.

Genie said...

What a wonderful series. The first and second shots make me think of the way Buddy was walking after that marathon. He looked like he had just gotten off one of your horses his legs were chaffed so badly...and his feet...they were another thing. One black toe and lots of epson salt soaking. Thank heaven he finished. My ecourses are so time consuming. Today I just quit so I could come and check out all of the blogs. Hope all is well with you. genie

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Gosh, that leaning structure is just about down for the count! The dramatic skies really lend itself well to this series.

Marissa said...

What memories were made at that old homestead. Looks like that old shed is leaning to fall someday soon.

Gail said...

Sadly, these will be lost.

When our barn started the slant on the top farm, we spoke of repair. Before we could, someone stole every board!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Gosh, I hate to see buildings die; crazy thought, eh? I look at those buildings and think of the stories they could tell. Also, there's plenty of lumber to be reclaimed or so it seems.
Great photos!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Great shots...leaves me feeling sad for it's past.

Indrani Ghose said...

Surviving well against all odds!
Speaking pics.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

There is something nice about run down buildings,be it wood stone or brick. Great photos and thank you for the link.

peter

Ms. A said...

Goodness gracious, that one has seen better days, just not lately.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Good thing you shot those when you did, I'm not too sure that one building will make it through another storm! Interesting photos!

Brian King said...

I don't think that one building could lean much more without falling down! I love the clouds in these photos! They really set the mood.

ladyfi said...

I love that barn that is leaning - so lovely yet sad to see it go.

DeniseinVA said...

These places remind me of those in North Dakota. Beautiful images.

SweetMarie said...

I Love that little leaning building! I can't believe it is still standing, I think the big bad wolf could blow that one over. :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, I have never seen so many houses still standing that are good candidates to have been knocked down, than I saw in N.E. TX when I lived there in the 1990's. Excellent picture! Have a great Tuesday tomorrow!

Łucja-Maria said...

Hi Teresa!
Beautiful pictures ... The sky is amazing.
Regards

Maple Lane said...

I love these.

Kathy said...

I don't think I'd be walking on the back side of that little building on a windy day!

Lisa Gordon said...

It would be so nice if someone were able to put some work into these. The sky here is just wonderful.

Susan said...

Wonderful!!!!!

Fjällripan said...

So charming! I guess no one lives there no more...

Candy C. said...

That one building looks like it's gonna fall over any minute! Yikes!!

Becca said...

Love the sky here...looks like it's bearing down on the buildings.

Barb said...

Looks like a little gust could do some damage there!

Ellie said...

That wee barn definately looks a wee bitty squinty to me :))

Betsy Adams said...

That is one 'leaning' barn/building... A strong wind (like we have had today) would probably bring that one down...

A front is going through our area --and the winds were horrible today. The container roses blew all over the yard -and some out of their pots... Yipes..

Hugs,
Betsy

Michaele said...

I could swear I hear it groaning.

Icy BC said...

Those house and barn looked pretty old, but you capture them beautifully!

Farm Girl said...

That is one thing I always notice when I drive back there so many sad places like that just sitting alone. I always wonder where the people went.

parker said...

Must have been alot of large gatherings around this home place when it was in it's hay day! The large red firebrick smoker and barbeque pit for barbeques tells the story. Probably still smells of mesquite wood smoke!

Cloudia said...

leaning, well used buildings, echo our own temporality, and therefore capture our wonder, and our emotions.



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Sherry said...

I absolutely love those pictures! Character in pictures like that. I also loved the ones in your previous blog. Can't wait to see more.
From another Wisconsin girl...have a great evening.

Giga said...

Biedna stodoła, już się chyli ku ziemi. *** Jesteś kochana, dzięki za komentarz nr 1. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
Poor barn already leans toward the ground. *** You are loved, thanks for the comment No. 1 Regards warm.

Nell at njschout said...

Another push and it will fall over! Love the photos!

edenhills said...

That's some pretty dramatic tilt on that little shed.

Michelle said...

I love those gloomy skies!

Evelyn S. said...

Oops! On not-even-strong-wind will take that building down, I think!

Tammy said...

That old home looks like it is on its way down!

Muffy's Marks said...

So hard to look at, makes one wonder why they all left.

Paula said...

Going going going but not quite gone yet.

Mari said...

That's quite a lean! Nice pictures!

Elaine said...

Nice series! If there's even the tiniest bit more lean in the little building it will be embracing the ground.

stardust said...

There’s something lonely and glorious at the same time about old decaying structures.

Sally in WA said...

Better keep the Big Bad Wolf away from there. Great pics!

Paula said...

WOW~ love the sky in the photos... and that one building is defying gravity!!

de engineur said...

I wonder why is that leaning wooden structure is not removed all together?

Randy said...

That's such a sad sight.

petspeopleandlife said...

The next time you drive past maybe the shed will be down for the count.

pattisjarrett said...

Now that's what I call a "lean-to." ;) It's been there awhile, hasn't it?

Black Jack's Carol said...

Such an endearing lean. I wonder how long it will be able to remain (more or less) upright.

Monika B. said...

Sou beautiful pictures.

SquirrelQueen said...

What great buildings, I love the lean on the one. When I see places like this I always have the urge to explore the inside of the structures.

Stewart M said...

That place needs some love!

Stewart M - Australia

georgettesullins said...

ooo--how many more dark skies will that leaning building take?

Pam :) said...

I love these country scenes. I too lean a little ~:)

Chatty Crone said...

I guess when you get old leaning is kind of natural. Love the way you can see the individual grass up front. sandie

DIMI said...

Great pictures!That building is going down!looks funny!
Dimi..

Tina´s PicStory said...

great pics! such a nice place :)

Rose said...

Love that sky....but such a sad tale told by the photos.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

ok, those clouds look horrible. scary even. i wonder? wow... poor barn. i sure hope it will survive. (:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Aren't all all of those old buildings charming. You would think they couldn't stand another season...but they do!

Liz said...

Oh wow!!! It's even closer to falling over than my one!!! What a great find!

Nancy Claeys said...

The slanted barn almost defies gravity! xo

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