Monday, February 17, 2014

This Old House

This old house lives at the corner of Routes 682 and 643 as you head toward Haven Beach. I've been taking its portrait for years now and really admire it.

Over the weekend I took Commenter LLC's advice from a few days ago and looked into the site Abandoned America:

 "The site "abandoned america" has photos of countryside structures but also will feature old churches, schools, factories, defunct cemeteries and urban decay: ."

I "liked" them on Facebook and have been mesmerized by the photos ever since.  They're really incredible.

Anyway, many thanks to LLC for turning me on to that site, it's nice to know I am not alone in my love for and admiration of old, decaying structures.  They're absolutely beautiful.

Thankfully there are plenty of old, abandoned structures to choose from around here in Mathews.


In completely unrelated news, today is the last Monday holiday until Memorial Day.  On the one hand that's depressing, because May seems like it's so many months away.  On the other hand, Memorial Day!  It's somewhere out there just waiting to make an appearance on the calendar!

Let me be the first to say that I simply cannot wait.

Bring it.


p.s. I'd also like to share my new favorite song and video (click here), which my blog friend Laurie brought to my attention over the weekend.  This may be the one and only thing that pulls me through the month of doldrums otherwise known as February.  This may also be my new theme song.

(Not sure what my old theme song was, that's a question for another day.)


Meg McCormick said...


Mother Nature has all day when it comes to reclaiming old and abandoned places. There's a Facebook page with old & abandoned places in Western PA that I'm particularly smitten with... I might have shared it with you already.

I bought a package of lavendar seeds at the store yesterday. There are racks of flip flops out at Kohl's. Pitchers and Catchers have reported to spring training. There is hope, for springtime is right around the corner, and this sorry excuse for a month called February is, blessedly, only 28 days long.

Country Girl said...

It's a great song. We need to dance to that one next time we see each other. Cool site, too. I should add some of my photos there. Hoping you do as well.4

Anonymous said...

Waiting patiently for its owners to return from wherever.

Kay L. Davies said...

The house is great, but I was fascinated by that utility pole in the third photo. Nature is reclaiming it along with the abandoned house.
Mathews really is a wonderful place.
I'm glad you've chosen such a "happy" song for your new theme song, but of course I have to wonder what your old one was.
We may never know.
Hugs to you and your mom and dad.

Daryl said...

i love every one of these photos ...