Wednesday, November 5, 2014

rained out






Rained out....but I'm not complaining. Instead of wandering the high mesa I take to the lonely back roads in search of hidden homesteads. The rain, the cold, the low, dark sky all add to the adventure, the mystery, the joy of discovery on a grey, wet day.
I come upon a house, hidden in the overgrown brush. I love this weathered old house. I love its character. I love the way Nature caresses the walls, protecting the secrets inside.
This is the history of the high desert, lost on the sagebrush plains that stretch to the Rocky Mountains. May this house stand, surrounded by wild rose, lilac, and maple, for another hundred years.

Linking up with Chrisy down under at living a good north coast life and sharing a little of the natural world around us.

Linking up with Laura at Shine the Divine for I Heart Macro week 77.

12 comments:

  1. Another great find out there on the mesa. Love how your words really convey what it was like as you walked around capturing images of this place. The photographs are gorgeous , love the depth of field.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Reconnect with Nature.xx
    PS - enjoy that rain!

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    1. Oh, I DID enjoy the rain! And these old homesteads....they go straight to my heart. There is something so beautiful about an abandoned homestead, something so exciting about coming across one on an old dirt road. xx

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  2. What an awesome discovery! I love surprises like that. Your photos are not what I expected but they are quite artistically done.

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    1. One never knows what is to be found on a back road. Glad you enjoyed the photos of my adventure!

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  3. all that rustic beauty. so wonderful.

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    1. It is wonderful....coming across the remnants of the early days in Colorado. xx

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  4. i am always intrigued by abandoned buildings, especially those that were once home to someone. they beg to tell their stories to anyone interested in hearing them. i end up imagining those lives. i wrote a small book about just such an experience years ago and posted it to my blog. even though this old house has since been demolished i will always treasure my memories and photos of it, just as you can hold these photos and this rainy day in your heart.
    xoxo
    http://sassysistersink.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/a-tribute/

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    1. You have written such a beautiful tribute to the old house in Longmont.
      These houses do have so much to say, so many wonderful and noble memories are held within the walls. I always think of it as a gift when I come across an abandoned house or homestead. I wander, I wonder, I begin to piece together the story of its life, its family. When I leave, I do keep a little bit of these places in my heart. xx

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  5. Ever since I've known you, you've been poking your head inside old adobes, dilapidated cabins and shaking off the dust.
    And who doesn't appreciate a rainy day more than you, desert dweller?
    All this abandoned beauty, rediscovered by a gal with so much soul.

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    1. These long lost places call out to me, beg to be photographed, to have their stories heard. I almost think they speak louder on the rainy days. xx
      :)

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  6. So agree, abandoned old homesteads are fascinating places to explore, thanks for sharing the adventure with us

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    1. It's a beautiful thing, realizing our history with these old homesteads. I love to imagine how they lived....

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