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.