This derelict home sits, abandoned, in the woods. There is open space around it and a sort-of driveway, but the doors and windows are pretty much gone. Still, I find it mysterious and beautiful. I caught the picture right when a cloud was passing overhead and looked like smoke coming from the chimney:>) I also love the old, blue paint.


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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Superbly captured..

  • Thanks, Julie for the lovely words and the fave:>)

    – MotherNature

  • 242Digital
    242Digitalover 1 year ago

    Just beautiful ;-) – Jeremy

  • High praise from you, Jeremy, and then a lovely fave on top! Thanks:>)

    – MotherNature

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 1 year ago

    a classic dilapidated

  • We have a number of these around and they all are filled with a character of their own – not like today’s houses. Thanks, canonman99, for the visit, the comment, and the much treasured fave:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago

    A great shot.

  • Thank you, dear man, for the support and kind words:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 1 year ago

    Very interesting shot…lovely and I like that touch of blue on the window frames.

  • I wondered if the blue paint was buttermilk paint since it’s lasted through so much and remains. Buttermilk paint needs dynamite to blast it lose! Thank you for this lovely comment:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 1 year ago

    I am sure this beautiful old home has many a story to tell!! Wonderfully captured!

  • As you stand looking at it, assessing it for pictures, you can almost hear the whispers. Thanks for visiting the old house and leaving such a nice comment!

    – MotherNature

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    A picture to set one wondering……. Nicely done, Carol.

  • I bemoan the “ticky tacky” nature of even the most expensive homes built todady. The lack of an individual stamp or creative twist makes these old house all the more enticing. So nice of you to come by, Bette:>)

    – MotherNature

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    wonderful capture .. looks a lovely house .. shame its not used

  • I’m sure it’s filled with raccoons, mice, bats (I hope), and maybe even a skunk family who appreciate the house for it’s sheltering walls:>) I do wonder why it was abandoned.

    – MotherNature

  • Elaine Game
    Elaine Gameover 1 year ago

    When can we move in? I think its georgous… lovely photo…

  • It must have been impressive in it’s day, and it isn’t really different from other local homes still inhabited and loved. As with everything, I guess it’s life’s fortunes or misfortunes that determined it’s fate. Now it goes “gently into that good night” (poem by Dylan Thomas). Thanks for this fun comment, Elaine!

    – MotherNature

  • Fara
    Faraover 1 year ago

    I love images like this…………………wonderful with the beautiful trees………………………Joyce

  • Can’t you just hear the laughter of kids and the singing of Mom? Thanks for the great comment, Joyce, and a special thanks for the fave!

    – MotherNature

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