Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sepia Scenes: Forgotten Homestead

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This old farmstead sits way back from the road neglected and crumbling. At one time it must have been a beautiful place with the wide open fields in front of it. Through the woods and down the hill behind the house is the river. I imagine at one time the land behind was clear with a road that probably led to the river and perhaps a boat to carry goods. If only these walls could talk; but often as I drive by I hear them whispering.


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33 comments:

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Very nice. Love the thoughts on what might have been. Thanks for sharing!

Thom said...

If only to hear the whispers how great. Wonderful pictures.

Janet, said...

I love the picture. That would have been a fine house in it's day.

Nessa said...

Good to base a story on...

Ralph said...

Indeed, this had to be a beautiful homestead in its day. What a large lawn, and the visage of the W Va. hills in the background is beautiful. The sepia adds a different mood - like we are almost transported back in time to when it were 'alive'

kden said...

Wonderful shot. I'd love to take a peek inside.

ewok1993 said...

Nicely captured. I wonder about these things sometimes on old houses I see that are left abandon.

dot said...

That photo is even more wonderful when clicked on. The house looks really big with lots of memories.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Lots to imagine when looking at this photo!

Melli said...

You just have sO much scenery around you that lends itself perfectly to sepia! Are you sure you're not living a couple of centuries ago? :)

Tricia said...

Yes, I agree, if only!!!
I'd love to hear stories about these old places like this! I imagine the kids walking down to the river to get a bucket of water! I love the history in it!!

Champ Townboy said...

This is very nice! I hear them whispering too, "George, George, wouldn't you like to live here?"

"Yes, old Homestead, but, alas, I'm acclimated to the Florida sun."

LOL

I'm not crazy!

quilly said...

That sounds like the inspiration for a story. Are you writing it?

Jim said...

I think your old farm house is still keeping a lot of things secret from you even though you are hearing the walls' wispers.
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Felisol said...

A beautiful scenery and a sad sight, if all the work put down to cultivate the land should be in van.
Somewhere the must be an owner.
Probably not in Florida..

I'm already creating a novel in my mind about this enigmatic place.

From Felisol

napaboaniya said...

Looking good to be made into a postcard :)
A nice country feel within it too.

Deb said...

Great scene, I too would love to see inside, scenes like these make me wish I could have lived back in that time.

Neal said...

That is very beautiful. I need to get in on the sepia scenes more often. I going to make me a chart so I know when all the special memes are. :)

Patti said...

This interesting house must have stories to tell. So many whispers!

Sepia really enhances the history of the homestead.

The Texican said...

I love those old farm scenes and like you I can imagine the time when it was alive with activity. My grandmother used to say when asked how things were going, "The old barn is squatting a little more every year." I can understand now. Pappy

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love that picture, Carletta. I oten wonder when I pass an abandoned house or barn.
Close to me, they tore down an old train station. I wanted to get pics but could never get the time. Now I never will.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a perfect subject for sepia. I am so drawn to old buildings. I would also wonder about its history and former occupants.

ramblingwoods.com said...

That is such a great photo is Sepia. Some photos just lend themselves to it...

Jientje said...

This looks like an old postcard. Very well done.

And yes, it makes you wonder sometimes does it not? If old walls could talk?

NicoleB said...

That must indeed once have been a wonderful place.
Sad to see it crumble.
But hey, it makes for beautiful Photo ops ;)

Danielle said...

I love this! So clear and captivating. The name makes you wonder who lived there and how long ago. Mysterious.

Rose said...

Can't you just imagine it in its better days? At one time it was someones pride and joy. I do so love this shot...it is perfect for sepia.

maryt/theteach said...

Excellent, Carletta. I bet it was beautiful in its day! You've really made it look old! :)

Raven said...

So sad to see what must have been a beautiful home so crumbled into ruin. I agree. It would be interesting to hear what stories the walls have to tell.

marLou said...

Great sepia color --- So nostalgic looking. Luv it!

Lorri/Jew Wishes said...

How beautiful this scene looks in sepia, Carletta. It is so reminiscent of times gone by, so classical.

One's imagination can run wild, through the lovely visual you present.

kaye said...

ditto on the comments, I always enjoy you photo's--all week long

Janice Thomson said...

Beautifully processed Carletta. One can just imagine what it was like in its prime.