When I saw the road heading up this hill, like a kid, I needed to follow.There sat an old house, propped up in places, but mostly falling to pieces.
I circled the yard. It was too quiet. There should have been children and laughter. Smoke should have been rolling from the fireplace. The hound dog should have been barking to alert them of my presence.
It made me homesick, though I’d never lived here.
And as they say~ if these walls could talk, what stories they would tell. I think my heart heard a few of them, as I stood there, daydreaming.
“This Old House” kept playing in my mind after we left that day. I grew up listening to Stuart Hamblen, so I must share . Happy Sunday ~♥
It definitely makes you think and wonder, doesn’t it?
I love to sit and wonder what stories come out of such buildings.. was it poverty, riches, were there lots of kids, where are they today.. is it a tragic story or a happy one… If only the walls could… I make up all sorts of stories that could be written around such an old building.. lovely photos…
Thanks Bulldog….I just can’t resist an old house or barn….takes me back to my grandparent’s farm every time….
What wonderful shots. The possible stories just come bubbling to the surface when you look at them.
Thanks….just a cool old place that kinda made me sad. ♥
I love this sort of place, to explore, photograph, and ponder.
oh exactly! 😉
You’ve awakened my imagination. Beautiful photos.
😉 thank you ♥ so many places the mind could go here!
I love the pictures especially the one with the outside wall and peering through the doorway!
Thanks Diana….as tempting as it was to go inside….I was afraid it might collapse! (Or a skunk might great me!)
Nice post. Very evocative, and the pictures are lovely!
Thanks for your sweet comments ♥
I always enjoy photos from your adventures on the road:) Reminds me of scenes we ran across many times on a road trip through the back roads of Montana many years ago. I would wonder who lived there? Were they homesteaders like my grandparents? So many stories now forgotten and just a shell of their lives remains. Thanks for sharing the great pics and memory joggers!
It is a wonder we ever make it home….there are so many places around like this to stop and explore. Those same questions go thru my mind. Have a great Sunday, Jeannette! 😉
“It made me homesick, though I’d never lived there.”
What a perfect kind of home.
And what a lovely blog to awaken to this morning. I love that the road called you to the home. I can’t listen to the song as I’m sitting in a cafe writing and forgot my headphones. 🙂 I’ll come back later to hear it.
So glad to have morning coffee with you! (or was it tea?) The song is an old one that I never tire of hearing. Appreciate you…enjoy your day! 😉
That brought back memories for me too. From an (almost) Oklahoma girl (I grew up on the KS, OK border) feeling a little homesick.
Isn’t it funny how that homesick feeling is bittersweet? We will claim you as an Oklahoma girl, if you’ll let us! I love exploring Kansas as well! When we lived in Joplin we would go on drives and end up in KS before we knew it! Happy Sunday ♥
Hmmmm, one of those photos needs to be painted in watercolor. Love the old houses.
Please go for it! I wish I could 😉
Love old houses, even the ones falling down. Thanks for the close-ups that show the worn wood. http://ohtheplaceswesee.com
Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday here! 😉
There are a lot of places like this in Montana and as we drive by I’m always wanting to stop to take pictures of them, but it’s not always easy to do that. I always wonder what the story is in these old buildings. The books I could write if I could know their history!
You are right, it is not always safe or easy to access these places. I sure hate driving on past though.
I know! There are some real treasures that I wish we could turn around and go back to.
I love looking at old places like this. When I would go on a trip with my grandparents my grandpa would spot a house like this and tease me that it was my “dream house” – I have always looked at them and wondered about the lives lived in them.
My aunt, who is a retired realtor, said it just needed a bit of “TLC”. 😉 😉
Beautiful photos! They remind me of an old barn I used to drive by. A rope was tied around it. The rope was tied to a tree to hold it up. It was like it was hugging it, giving it the strength to “keep it together.”
Oh my goodness….that had to be a sight! I’m not sure with our strong Oklahoma winds how this thing is still standing.
What amazing photos! I especially love the one of the doorway 🙂
Glad you liked… 😉 Hope your Monday is a good one!
I’m just gonna agree with the majority and say, ‘Wow…cool pics. Two standouts for me, the first and the last. The letter-box one I wanna hang somewhere 🙂
thanks a bunch…my permission to copy, print and hang!
Thank you…I shall do so! 🙂
I know that song, too, and it makes me nostalgic! I love coming across these old houses and snooping a bit. This one reminds me of the “remains” of my grandmother’s one-room school house in a little Mississippi town I once walked very gingerly crept through. It was almost haunting, yet special, to think that she had once been a little girl in that ramshackle building. I really enjoyed this post. It brings some sweet thoughts to me.
Wow….what an honor for you to get to tiptoe thru a bit of your grandmother’s childhood. Awesome….♥
I love these pictures, Paula. That house surely has many, many memories. The first picture is wonderful. I want to ride a bike down that hill. I have This Old House playing as I write this. Thanks for sharing the link.
I want to roll down it in a barrel! Stopping would be the problem. 😉
I love this song….a happy sad one 😉 Thanks for listening ~
This is an absolutely stunning post. Your words are poetry and incredibly beautiful! I can only imagine what the mystery of those walls hold! Thank you so much for letting everyone read your thoughts! : )
Thanks so much for your kind words. Like you….I would love to know some history on this place. ♥ paula
You’re welcome! We’ll never really know, will we? : ) You can check out my blog as well at cambriacorner.wordpress.com if you’re interested!
I’ve already paid you a visit! So interesting! Can’t wait to “camp” there longer tomorrow! Great to meet you ♥
You too! : )
😉 A lot left to the imagination ~