Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Brenda Photo Challenge- Broken

It used to be a homestead
With parties, people and glee
Now it is just left behind
A mystery to you and me.




One man's treasure
Is another's sorrow
Oh say can you see
Why we ever let this be
A scar on our beautiful land.


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25 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots and sad that what once was full of life now sits silent and broken. Good job on the challenge :)

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  2. I see a kind of beauty in old, rusted machinery. There's something sad and haunting about an abandoned dilapidated homestead.

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  3. Lovely photos : )
    I live out in farm country and this kind of scenery is omnipresent, I suspect it always will be.

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  4. Wonderful contributions to the challenge. The broken windmill looks so sad!

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  5. You found some great, old, broken things! Wonderful shots!

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  6. Oh, I know that often things like this can be an eyesore, but there is a history with it. I'm leaning towards Hilary's notion in that it is sad and haunting.

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  7. Great pictures for the theme, Broken, Steve... Isn't it sad to see things deteriorate like that ---after probably being so important to someone at one time?????? But--they are all BROKEN for sure!!!!!

    Great post.
    Betsy

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  8. Ahhhhh...Steve! This is kinda SAD!!!Hahaa...Great shots though!!!
    Happy weekend to you!
    hughugs

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  9. FABULOUS photos of passed times...passed life!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  10. Wonderful photos, what a sad story they tell though. I've been to many farms in both Nebraska and Iowa that has 'old treasures' left behind 'scaring' the earth. Wish there was an incentive for people to clean up their farms or being yet, abandanded homesteads.

    Great post! The subject needs more awareness!
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
    I'm off to my son's 'fancy' dinner! :-)
    Hugs,
    Coreen

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  11. Wonderful trip through the past!!!!!

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  12. Great take on the theme, and I loved your poetry as well. :)

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  13. Old remnants of a homestead gone by tells a distinct story if one is willing to read the artifacts left behind in the landscape. Thank you.

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  14. Makes one wonder what their life was like and what happened................

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  15. From where I sit in Switzerland it seems so impossible that this exists, though I know it does. There is not one inch of land here that is not accounted for and tended...and sometimes, surprisingly, that has bothered me, too. I have longed in the past for a more carefree existence. Surely there must be a middle line. ;)

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  16. Very well done! Love your perspective on "Broken".

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  17. Just catching up. Well done posts. Enjoyed them all.
    Now where did you catch that brookie? Does memory serve me correctly that Iowa has a year round season? We close up here at the end of Sept.

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  18. That is common here too unfortunately, love the verses

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  19. I had a lot more but this is six different sites. The worst was the refrig I found while walking in a private conservation area.All had been there a long time, a mattress has lost all its fabric and there were only springs. Thanks for the great input my friends.

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  20. Change is not always easy, especially when we can see what has been left behind laying in decay. Thanks for coming by my blog. Yours is great too. Off to look around a bit more!

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  21. What wonderful photos. Sad but beautiful in their own way. Each one tells a story.

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  22. You did an awesome job with that theme! I love photos of old things in the country.

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  23. i love to see that others love the broken, the beaten and well, not necessarily the damned, but you know what i mean.

    love your photos....

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  24. those are amazing photos. i missed this challenge.

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