Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sunday Adventures

Back on September 23rd,I had the privilege of spending a Sunday afternoon and evening with some dear friends / cousins.We were in search of photo opportunities and were quite successful.Since we had no specific agenda,it was a matter of driving around the countryside seeing what we could find. I like doing it this way most of the time.
Jennie was our driver,Cora was along for the ride and Vel and I were hoping to find some unique pictures along the way.

Driving down a dusty country road Vel spied an old house,so Jennie successfully drove to within walking distance of the place.The drive itself was an adventure,as the grass was high and we were making our own tracks.
Here Vel and Cora are on their way to the house.You can see that this is not a well travelled area,but that made it all the more fun.


This was the building we wanted to see,a large old farm house.At some point in the life of this house it must have been a lovely home for a large family.Now the walls are all leaning,the windows are broken,as are the doors. I was amazed to see the detail visible on this house,the brick work and the fancy framing around the windows.


Instead of glass in the window frame,I found this spider web.I guess this will have to do for a curtain now.


The knots in the wooden boards fascinated me as well.
I just liked the patterns here.


When we were done at the house,we made our way back to the road and after some more driving came across this abandoned railroad trestle bridge.
We stayed below the trestle,but apparently one can now drive over it with a vehicle.
The sun was getting to be low on the horizon,so we had quite a few shadows,but I still liked the warm glow on the bridge.

What a wonderful time of adventure and fellowship we had that day.
I am so thankful that I was able to spend quality time with extended family.

22 comments:

Susan said...

I enjoyed going along on your afternoon journey...great pictures

Cloudia said...

thanks for inviting us!


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TexWisGirl said...

at least you were exploring as a 'pack'. :) i like the old house AND the trestle. very nice photos.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ruth, What a gorgeous Sunday Drive... We love to get out on the back roads like that and 'explore'... Love the old house and the trestle.... Great photos...

Can't believe you have snow tonight... My Goodness!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Diane said...

Looks like a great adventure. An old house holds lots of photo-ops. Diane

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

That old house would have drawn my attention, too. What a find. Love the cobweb curtain.

Lois Evensen said...

That place is spooky and perfect for Halloween. :)) What wonderful images!

My name is Riet said...

That must have been exciting and you saw all the details. great shots Ruth

Sandra said...

all this beauty and time with friend, nothing could be better. that house is amazing and the spider web is a super shot for sure. i would love to see that house, it is a little sad but beautiful still

Muffy's Marks said...

If that old house could talk, I wonder what secrets it would reveal. Thanks for the beautiful fall tour!

happyone said...

You found some great photo opportunities there. I always think it's sad to see a house falling down like that. What stories it could tell!

Karin said...

What a lovely adventure! Would be so fun to know the rest of the story of this lovely house on the prairie! And family time is fabulous! Enjoy the warm days of autumn - winter will show up soon enough!

Dorothy said...

You like to photograph some of the same things that I like! Good shots! I love an outdoor adventure!

Pat said...

What a cool old house and bridge. It's kind of sad to see such a nice big house fall into disrepair. I like seeing the knots in the old wood.

Mary said...

Wonderful detail shots! Love that spider web.

Debbie said...

pretty pictures ruth!!

someone could make wonderful things from the wood from that old house!!

Neal said...

I wish that old house could talk and tell us it's story. Looks like you had a very nice drive.

George said...

You got some marvelous photos on your drive. The spider web in the window would make a great Halloween image. I also like your picture of the knot and the light in the photo of the railroad trestle.

Christine said...

Awesome shots Ruth; looks like all of you had a wonderful time!

S. Etole said...

What a great adventure. Even the spider web greets one.

EG CameraGirl said...

Super way to have fun with friends and family, Ruth! And your photos are excellent!

Cicero Sings said...

A super way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the wonderful photos to hold the moments in remembrance.