Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The House with Nobody in it…


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I read this old 1915 poem recently in a lovely children’s book.  It reminded me of an old house I saw abandoned, out in Newman Lake (WA), near my friend, Sharon’s house.  This house definitely has a broken heart and cries out for some love and attention.  There is a chain link fence all around the property.  This one seems like a monument to some terrible sadness.

I love flipping houses and have done several over the years and seeing one like this always gets my hands itchy, for a paint roller and a hammer! 

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  1. Wonderful post today Karen. Was surprised at the end to see the poem was written by Joyce Kilmer! Like how you "sepia~toned" the pix.

  2. awwww...i too wonder about abandoned homes, especially those large enough to house a big family. i just dream what it must have looked like in all its glory.

    great post!!!!!!!!

  3. I'm not sure how I found your blog, but I'm glad I did--I really enjoyed reading past posts and especially this one today. I take pictures of old homes like this, and always wonder how they ended up so empty and alone. The house we live in now was empty for almost 3 years, and it had that same look when I first saw it, it didn't take long for that to change!

  4. I always wonder about the history of these old homes....what stories they can tell. It's telling you that it needs some paint!
    Also wanted to let you know I received the quilt today. It's so adorable, I'm glad it's mine.
    Thank you

  5. Oh girl...we would be so in trouble if we lived closer...I have my eye on a little fixer-upper but just have my hands full right now !

  6. Great picture and post..... the old house is still pretty in a sad sort of way.....
    I too, wonder about homes that look deserted......if they could only talk.

  7. Great your picture of the abandoned house. don't you wish you knew its story?


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