Sunday, January 17, 2010

Old House

These remains of a beautiful old two-story house are on Gwynn's Island.

Most of the upper level is gone except for the facade. What a gorgeous facade this is. A diamond-shaped upper window; horizontal boards; a window to nowhere; and curved tree branches framing everything.

The window to nowhere alone could inspire me to write a story stretching from here to Shackelfords, Virginia. And back.

Speaking of Shackelfords, and we just barely were, yesterday I had lunch with some wonderful people at Shackelfords. These wonderful people
made me wear a tiara, but that's a story for another time.

After terrorizing the Shackelfords metropolitan area, we traveled to Big Hair Envy's grandmother's home, which is a place we can legally trespass in spite of all the No Trespassing signs a spectacular old farm house with several exquisite barns.

I took so many photos that my newly replaced batteries started to wear down. Downloading and then uploading all these photos will require all day Sunday and well into Monday a bit of time, but rest assured this week is going to be replete with photos of one of the prettiest old homes I've had the pleasure to legally trespass inside visit.

Thank you, Big Hair Envy, for letting us legally trespass.

Have a peaceful Sunday full of family, loved ones and friends who let you legally trespass.


Autumnforest said...

Oh, that's so gorgeous. Next time I'm back there and hoping to do a ghost hunt in the lighthouse, I sure would love to photograph all the abandoned spots. I'm a total freak for them.

mathews Mark said...

One more quick Guinea story before I sign off. Please excuss the typing Just got off from bar tending at the Sanpiper we had a great bunch CBW and Bayman were there Bayman I did not spit in your wine I promise. CBW looking good last night even after playing all day.The place was packed .I learn how to make a dirty martini YUCK!!! ok here goes: I was havin a pool party for all of my friends at anheuser Busch on a sunday. One of my friends was from Japan or Korea (some were over seas. He lived in williamsburg and had never ventured across the coleman bridge. well some how he got turn around and found himself, and his family down Guinea.He drove around for a while before his wife made him stop and ask directions (you know us guys don't ask direction We allways Know were we are going YEA RIGHT). This was a Sunday and Church was letting out. Meun thought He would safe and pulled into the church parking lot . He got out of the car And asked a well dressed Guinea man " can you please tell me how to get to Mathews" after a pause the Guinea man said "YOU DIDN"T HAVE ANY PROBLEM FINDING PEARL HARBOR DID YOU" Well Meun jumped in the car told his wife and kids to look at the floor of the car until we get home. He drove straight home and did not come out until Monday. When I asked him why he did not show up,. He told me this story I fell out of the chair laughing. I don't think he ever crossed the Coleman again. OK this MM signin OFF for a while (Damn all these red line on this comment remind me of some of my test papers not GOOD)

Mental P Mama said...

LOL @MM. I cannot wait for our slumber party at his house for Blogfest. And CBW? I believe we will have to continue the birthday celebrations for you in a few weeks;)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Another perfect day!

Daryl said...

Lots of celebrating of birthdays will be happening mid February ... all of us fabulous Capricorn/Aquarians

Mark .. I am looking forward to trying your dirty martini!

Grandma J said...

I love that old house, and I'm so jealous when you and the other blisters get together! Hurry up with those pics. Is it July yet?

MM is hilarious and I can't wait for our sleepover.

big hair envy said...

Yesterday went by much too quickly to suit me. I am SO looking forward to the pictures of Grandma Milby's home and barn. I'm getting teary-eyed just thinking about it....

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Autumnforest-There are lots of abandoned places, many of which are viewable from the main road, which means no trespassing is required.

Mathews Mark-Hurry up and get a computer. We need your stories and your humor. I'm still laughing at yesterday's gray poupon story.

MPM-Actually your birthday will be closer to the February festivities than mine was...and then there's Daryl's too. Lots of reasons to celebrate.

Noe Noe - It was a blast, and thank you again for the singing, spinning lion and the wine stopper, which is absolutely gorgeous.

Daryl-Yes indeed, plenty to celebrate. I'll ask Mark to bartend our first night's cookout.

GJ-You would have loved it yesterday. BHE's Daddy also came along, and he blends right in with this group. I'm pretty sure he's going to have to make a guest appearance at Blog Fest.

BHE-The place is simply gorgeous, and I can't thank you enough for sharing it with us. I want to go back. You know, that would be a GREAT place to have a cookout and camp-out. We could bring the camper and some tents and set up a big bonfire. The neighbors won't mind, will they?

Well, it's 2:00 and I'm still in my bathrobe, pajamas and fuzzy socks. No sense in making any drastic changes this late in the day on a lazy, rainy Sunday.

Julie said...

Love to check out old buildings and abandoned places. The history of the places are usually pretty interesting.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Julie - You're right. The pictures going up tomorrow come from Big Hair Envy's family place, and she thankfully knows a lot of the history and/or has access to people who do. It's a winning combination.