Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Country Roads, Take Me Home

No, this isn’t about John Denver’s song, which I like very much, by the way. It’s about the barns and abandoned places we spotted along the country roads last week. Everyone was off for spring break, and hubby and I headed out into the rural areas a couple of times.



The weather wasn’t warm and sunny as often as we’d hoped, but we did manage to get out for some fresh air. And to snap some pictures.




Most of the days were grey and dreary. Where are you sunshine?

Zombies live in this abandoned house. I just know it.
 Some of the roads we traveled through were downright creepy. They looked like a post-apoclyptic world.



Oh...here are some photos when there was a lot of sunshine.




And here are more.





Oh, back to the clouds... *sigh*



It’s still pretty ‘winterish’ in my beautiful city. And I’m a little fed up. Outside my window yesterday morning, it looked like mid January after a snowstorm. The horror of it all... Come on spring...get your act together!

And that’s it for today. Short and sweet...

20 comments:

  1. Some of those old buildings must have been quite lovely when new -- I'm thinking of photo #5 in particular. The passage of time does none of us any favours.

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    1. Yes, I imagine they would be. I always wonder about their history...the people that lived there...how they came to be abandoned, etc.

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  2. P.S. I miss John Denver. He died way too soon.

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  3. Martha, I'm a country girl at heart but tolerate living in the city. Thank you for the beautiful pictures where I feel like I'm living in the country again. And...the snow won't last on the ground very long now with the sun being closer to earth now. Hang in there :)

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    1. I'm always more at peace in the country. It's so quiet, and you don't get that 'rush, rush, rush' feeling that you do in the city. I like a slower pace, and perhaps that's why I'm so drawn to these areas.

      I hope the snow disappears soon enough! I think we've all had enough of it.

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  4. the horror! man I'm ready for some spring! I'm not usually this bad, but for some reason this year I'm just done, all done with this

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    1. I am done with all this, too. We're at the end of March and it still looks like January out there. I think I'm fed up because winter has been around much too long.

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  5. Great pictures Martha. Shows you how there is beauty in deterioration.

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    1. Yes, there is a lot of beauty in deterioration. It's one of my favourite photo themes.

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  6. That first house looks pretty spooky! I know, I cannot wait for some proper sunshine!

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    1. The first house was even spookier in person! It gave off really bad vibes. Not sure what that was all about, but I didn't care to stick around and find out!

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  7. What great pictures of Ontario in late winter. You can almost hear the seeds under the snow stating to wake up! I'm tired of winter too but I think we have a ways to go yet. darn.

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    1. Sadly, I think you are right, Francie. I can't tell you how much I want spring to finally - and truly - step forward!

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  8. They got a great view but the ones around here in SC are terrible to drive on. So long and windy, and everyone wants to fly on them. Hard to enjoy the view when you're trying to survive the trip.

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    1. That is stressful! The roads here are quiet, so you can take your time and really look around.

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  9. The sunshine is parked in my corner of the world at present -- we are really sweltering lol! These pictures are so serene and haunting -- I love the ones that are painted red.

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    1. If we took an average of your weather and our weather, we'd have the perfect temperature! Now, wouldn't that be great?

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  10. I liked the photos taken under cloudy skies. That light seems right for those abandoned buildings, makes them look even more desolate.

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    1. I love days like that when the sky is very dramatic. I'm also going to convert some of my photos to black and white images to truly depict that feeling.

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