Monday, May 12, 2014

Not Much Beauty

in this "rubbish," although the greenery surrounding it is pretty nice at this time of year, almost obscuring it from view. An old, abandoned mobile home on the way to town.

This mess of fencing wire (along with several paint cans) greets you in the old driveway.

Linking to Rubbish Tuesday

116 comments:

Dianna said...

You know...seeing this when property is abandoned is bad enough, but it's really sad when folks allow the property where they LIVE to look so unsightly!

William Kendall said...

The greenery certainly helps. It doesn't take long for nature to reclaim.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Your area is so green! It forms a pretty good camouflage.

georgettesullins said...

It looks abandoned. I wonder if its forgotten.

Stewart M said...

Clearly in need of some love.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

messymimi said...

Old homes make me wonder if they miss the old times when they were full of life and joy.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

There's something dismal about an abandoned trailer that the natural greenery is reclaiming.

Anvilcloud said...

Often old, decaying things are great photo subjects. I don't know if this would be up close or not.

Stephanie Faris said...

I have this almost overwhelming urge to grab a mower and get started!

Helma said...

Lol ..... you got lucky you saw it through all the green :-)
Gives a nice effect done ............ Very nice.

Gert said...

You find the neatest places to visit! Love old and abandoned....smile..

Blessings to your day!
Gert

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Looks like it could be a really nice piece of land without a little TLC!

~Lindy

Tanya Breese said...

aw, poor old abandoned home :(

Roan said...

I almost posted an abandoned mobile home, too. That wire will be invisible soon. I hope someone doesn't decide to get their tractor out and mow.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This grass looks like the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse...

AGATA AGATUSZKA said...

Neglected place, shame about the green.

EG CameraGirl said...

Old and abandoned are great photo ops!

Susan said...

Someone's plans gone awry for some reason. So sad.

Nancy's Notes said...

Too bad the owners don't or can't take care of their property. Thank goodness for the greenery surrounding the home!

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

i echo Messymimi and stephanie faris. when that space was filled with life and laughter. one never knows why it sits alone now and what was the cause for this status now.

have a great monday mi amiga

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Sometimes one wonders why nobody ever cleared things away...
Maintenance of ones property is hard work, we know but it is so worth it.
Hugs,
Mariette

Lynne said...

Green seems to make the worst look like the best . . .
Happy spring week Miss TexWis . . .

Molly The Wally said...

That is pretty sad but Mother Nature sure has done her best to pretty things up. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

DJan said...

It must be because you're out there in the country, but this wouldn't be allowed in the city. Wonder what the story of that old mobile home is? :-)

Pamela Gordon said...

I bet it's more of an eyesore when the leaves are off. It looks nice and green there now, hiding the rubbish.

Marit Sønstebø said...

The greenery helps a lot!

Irma said...

All that wonderful fresh green.
You see the old caravan still standing.
Greetings Irma

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

That's one of the sad things about mobile homes...they have no where to go to die. I wish someone would figure out a way to recycle them before the floor gives out and the walls crumble.

Dicky Bird said...

I'm with Terri @ Backward...they don't have anywhere to die. I wonder what stories are behind that old trailer.

Amy Burzese said...

We do have a lot of rubbish everywhere, don't we? Think we'll get all of it documented on Roan's blog? :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Yes, I remember seeing several falling-down type houses when I lived in N.E. Texas back in the early 1990's. It seems like maybe people die and the heirs do not want or can't deal with the property. Have a great week!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, so pretty with all the greenery,lucky kinda hides the not so pretty, Francine.

Sharon Wagner said...

The green is outdoing the rubbish. That's the way it should be. Devoured by the forest.

Sharon Wagner said...

The green is outdoing the rubbish. That's the way it should be. Devoured by the forest.

Marissa said...

Oh, but I bet there are plenty of birds.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Neglected property look so sad. Hopefully it will get some love again in the future.

Patty Woodland said...

Sadly, what I hear in my head when I look at that is, "I hope you don't have a dry summer 'cause that will burn like mad in a fire."

Consequences of living with a fireman I guess....

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely place to live in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

marciento said...

I warmly greet you and invite you to see my new photos.
I wish you a successful week.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So much lush green!!
Do you also try to imagine what it once was like when people lived there? Grass mowed and a worn drive way to the trailer?
Bet the trailer is now a lovely home for lots of little and maybe big four legged creatures!!

ladyfi said...

It looks wonderfully lush already!

LV said...

I think it is sad to leave old houses or trailers to go to ruin. Even with that, there is still much beauty provided by nature. Thanks you so much for your kind words and card. Hope to see you Friday. Have a new Windows 7 computer that I am struggling with.

Icy BC said...

The green does look very pretty! Wonder who owns the property now!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

This place looks pristine compared to some I saw on the road all across America. I came home with a bunch of fence fotos. Looking forward to playing each Thursday.

Debbie said...

so sad as perhaps it was someone's castle!! i always shutter when i see properties like this....and then all the litter. we humans need to do a better job!!

it sure is green there in texas!!

S. J. Qualls said...

It really is a shame that the property owners (whoever they may be) aren't made to clean up their mess. Mother Earth gives us the raw materials, but we change them so that it's hard for her to take them back.

Leovi said...

Yes, it's a shame to see trash in such a beautiful place!

Farm Girl said...

It is so pretty and green though. I think green hides a multitude of sins. And snakes. :)

Karen said...

Sure would be a nice spot to build a new place!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

So many sights like this down our country roads. It sure does look pretty and green there. I have missed the green oaks!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

When I see barbed wire on the ground like that, I always worry about deer passing through getting injured in it.

holdingmoments said...

Good to see nature fighting back.

don said...

The old mobile home makes a good subject. This is a fine example of how nature takes over when we are finished with a place. The lush greenery is enjoyable to see.

Roxy the traveling dog said...

Wow, intesting how it's tucked in there like that.

Sylvia K said...

At least this time of year the lush greenery makes up for ruins!

Sally Crowe said...

Such sadness to see places like this. I wonder what happened, and hope for the best for those who once lived there.

But, yes the green is a beautiful thing to see. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Well at least it is all pretty and green. MB

Stephen Hayes said...

This looks like a pleasant spot. You'd think someone would want to live there.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I always feel bad when I see abandoned homes and would love to know the story behind it.

DIMI said...

Well it looks preety with all that green around the old house!Great images!
Dimi...

Indrani said...

I think I liked the green in the pics. Good ones.

RedPat said...

It's good all the greenery is blocking the view of the junk!

Terry and Linda said...

Makes me want to get out there and clean it all up!

♥ღLinda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Black Jack's Carol said...

I can't help but hope that all of the greenery was enjoyed at some point and that there are a few good memories roaming through the inside of that sad-looking trailer. The photos came out so beautifully. Do you know anything of the past (Im assuming) inhabitants?

Gail Dixon said...

I always want to just sneak a peek inside these abandoned places. But, no telling what kind of vermin are making their home there. *shivers*

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I keep remembering this used to be someone's home and it's sad it's gone.

Kay said...

Nature and open spaces are always beautiful.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

A lot of work needed to get this plot tidy again.


peter

プoƛηɳค I.-K. said...

Beautiful and wonderful, and lovely pleace! ;-))
Have a great new week!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful greenery, take an abandoned house :-)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The lushness of nature makes the rubbish look better. I don't like that fencing there either--looks like a hazard.

Montanagirl said...

At least the grass and trees look nice - LOL

Łucja-Maria said...

This area is very beautiful. Lots of greenery there.
Greetings.

Nancy J said...

Very green, maybe the owners had to leave their mobile home and could not drive it away. Pity someone else could not use it, I'm a great fan of not discarding anything useful, even if passed its "use-by" date. Cheers, Jean.

Andrew Fulton said...

Looks like a wonderful place for wildlife...

Melissa said...

Yes, it looks a little overgrown.

Karen said...

It is very green, nice photos.

Stephanie said...

The green surroundings helps a forlorn abandoned property look better than it does. I really like the shot of the fence wiring.

Beth said...

I love all of the different shades of green that arrive with spring!

Karen S. said...

I feel an exciting adventure ready to begin! More please, more!

Mama Zen said...

Wish I had those trees!

Cranberry Morning said...

Isn't it amazing how springtime green can cover the worst of things. Laughed at Suzan's optimism about the four-legged creatures. I'm sure that if there are any crumbs at all left, Stuart Little's relatives have found them.

Our photos said...

I think it's a shame people leave these objects behind in nature. It is nice and green, but still....

c. Joy said...

Places like this make me want to explore... sad little thing.... got a match?

bailey-road.com said...

Looks like the land is healing itself.

Deb said...

sad isn't it...the green does help though

eileeninmd said...

Looks like it needs a cleaning and sprucing up a bit and it would be lovely.. Have a happy week!

Brian King said...

That would be a great yard if it was cared for!

Paula said...

I'll bet I could get lots of chigger bites walking in that grass. The green sure looks pretty though. We have so many old forgotten mobile homes in our county.

Fjällripan said...

So lovely green! and now its starts to get greener here to :))

the wayside wanderer said...

I concur, the green makes it all good. Now...I can't help but wonder what critters lurk, but I will push that thought outta my mind.

A Quiet Corner said...

It can hardly be seen though now....but when the green is gone, it must be ugly!...:)JP

Sketchbook Wandering said...


The greenery is lovely. I saw one the other day that makes this one look meticulous!

Marie said...

It's amazing how quickly nature takes over!

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i enjoy the ball of fencing. neat rubbish. ( :

Red said...

It's amazing how people can let a property fall into such a mess. Here bylaws don't allow people to let their properties get in such a mess.

bj said...

Compared to some of the trash around our town, this looks pretty good.
I am looking hi and lo for fences so I can play in your Fence party. :)

Randy said...

It's so sad that there are so many homes just like this one that could use someone to love them.

Lois Evensen said...

It appears Mother Nature is trying to cover it over.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Empty houses (and trailers) intrigue me, because they're so lonely. And I can't help but wonder what their stories are...Where are the families, and why did they leave...

Paul said...

Definitely has that "Fix-r-upper" look to the place, what a mess! Though it does look like a nice piece of property...

Mary Kirkland said...

All that greenery is really pretty to me because we just don't have that here in las vegas.

rainfield61 said...

There is beauty in the mess.

Certainly.

Because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Lynn said...

the rubbish has an 'artful' look in amongst all of the green..

Kate said...

The emerald green is such a welcome sight; easy to ignore the rubbish!

Janey and Co. said...

I agree the lush green has done a good job of hiding it!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...kinda like the movie..."Wrong Turn"...eerie I bet.

Mandy Southgate said...

Oooo, there's a rubbish meme? I should take more walks around my neighbourhood - I'd have lots to share. Me? I definitely see the beauty in these photos - I love that nature takes its own back.

marilyn said...

Time and nature are adding their own decorating touches to this one.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

The stories of the past that are here must be amazing. It always saddens me to see abandoned places. People work so hard to forge lives and then it comes to nothing.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh, but it could be a quite beautiful spot with a little mowing (or bringing your ponies over to pig-out).

michaelswoodcraft said...

Nice shots, love the downy woodpecker! :)

Laura. M said...

Green, very green ... Beautiful spring!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Aw... wonder what happened.Lovely and green there though.

Rose said...

We have the green now, too, but I still just love seeing the spring green in photos at this time of year.

pattisjarrett said...

I like how nature takes over and reclaims the land.

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