Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Of Abandoned Homes And Such

We live way out in the country. I'm amazed at how many abandoned barns, farm houses, Vehicles and buildings in general are still standing here. I look at these former homes and I wonder: who were they? Where they happy? Was there a lot of love in the house once? Why did the families seemingly walk off and let these nice old fashioned homes collapse into the ground. The structures are kind of artistic, really. Since I'm not good at drawing, I started taking digital photos of these places.


The land where this old home resides is very lovely. It's only 1 mile from our home, on slightly hilly ground (for southeast Georgia), has mature pine and oaks, and a fair size pond. Big Plus: it's on a paved road!

I waaaannnnttt! [lol]

I've been coveting this parcel for about a year now. My husband and I are avid motorcyclists and riding out on our one mile of dirt road gets kinda dicey.

Must be human nature ... just never happy.

Well, it's fun to dream ... and like my step-mom would so wisely say, "If you get eveything you want, dear, you'll be so bored." That's so true Myra. So true.

Have a great day y'all!

♥ ∞

16 comments:

Mildred said...

That truly is a beautiful, peaceful piece of property. Like you, I look at old run-down homeplaces and wonder about the people who lived there. My hubby used to get permission to dig plants from the owners of abandoned properties and each spring when they pop through the ground I wonder about those who planted and tended to them all those years. Hope you have a good day.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Hi Mildred,
It's funny you should mention plants because this property has some kind of Lily that sprouts up near the house every Spring. I want so much to just sneak up there and replant it at our place. :o) I'm real big on respecting people's property, though, and wouldn't dream of trespassing without permission. I'll have to contact the owner and ask if I can dig up that plant. Thanks for giving me the courage.
Blessings To Y'all ♥ ∞

Lanny said...

I'll second your courage. Out of curiousity is it that green all summer? How many acres?

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Yeah, it's that green all summer here, especially when it rains like it's suppose to. I think it's about 30 to 40 acres. I pulled it up on the internet and it's part of a larger tract of land that ends up near our house. [sigh] They probably wouldn't sell. If you want to pull up Pierce Co, GA Plats on the internet the link is http://www.qpublic.net/ga/pierce/ . It's all public records. ♥ ∞

MuseSwings said...

Lovely! We unemployed may be squatting in those abandoned homes soon. This would be a lovely place to live and garden.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Yeah, y'all can squat there. A dab of paint, a curtain or two, a rabies shot ... and you're all set! Can I come visit? I'll bring veggie's from the garden. ♥ ∞
PS: I see your link is The ABC's Of Mooching! I gotta read that one ... :o)

Poetikat said...

That must be why I am never bored.

This photo reminds me of the film "Cold Mountain". It is certainly a nice parcel of land. Probably going cheap right now, wouldn't it?

Kat

Iva said...

One of my favorite things about riding shot gun is looking out the window at all the old (and new) houses and imaging their stories.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

You'd think land would be cheap since we're way out in the boonies, but prices are being kept artifically high for some reason.

We do have some wonderfully scenic places here, don't we neighbor? ;O) ♥ ∞

Rosezilla said...

Oh,I always get all nostalgic about the lovely old abandoned houses and want to fix them all up and live there... it would be fun to write stories about them, too. So, are you all recovered now?

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

I know, I want to fix them up too. It's fun to imagine how one would fix up a place like that.

I feel great but it'll take 6 weeks to be "healed" completely (i.e. ride motorcycles, garden, etc.). Thanks for asking! ♥ ∞

Linda said...

Funny, my friend Gayle and I were in town today, talking about something similiar. Dreaming about all the antebellum mansions downtown. Oh wait, sorry, we were talking about you and yoru post (lol ☺)..yeah..I would love to have the property too. We might need it, soon. smiles and blessings.

Patty said...

Abandoned houses are so sad. They look like they want to say something but have no tongues to speak.

We are left to wonder and take a photo of a place that we like to think was once full of laughter and love.

I can't help but think of all the Christmas tress that once lit up the rooms in those old houses.

Janeen said...

Oh if those walls could talk. I love your pictures! Great post, love it, love it, love it!

The Texican said...

I love old houses too. They say so much about the past. I know exactly how you feel. Pappy

girlsinwhitedresses said...

Loved this! I also like looking at abandoned buildings, wondering their stories. "All the Way Home" (I think that's right) is a great book, about a family that buys an old basically abandoned house and fixes it up. PS - I'd love for you to get that land!!