Saturday, March 15, 2014

Past Pleasure






Lots of zinnias to plant
Come on Spring
I wait for the smell
Of fresh tilled soil
And the happiness it will bring.

Lots of stars cover this Starling.
Hawk print in the snow from capturing it's prey.
These are snow tunnels from mice and voles that collapsed with a recent thaw. The network continued down this trail.





 The snow remains in the deep woods where the sun isn't strong enough to melt it away.









The home still had some character to it. Memories of years past floated around it, offering thoughts of what all had taken place here. It was a center for many families to enjoy holidays, birthdays and sharing a good meal. It was carefully painted and decorated to make it have a warmth for many to share. If it were able to talk think of all the wonderful stories it could share, until the day when the last family moved out and it became barren. Now it sits among thoughts of the past, a solemn portrayal of good times gone by.

19 comments:

  1. Wonder what those old buildings would say if they could talk!
    love the shots...
    hughugs

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  2. Amazing photos, Steve. I love the vole and mouse trails. And I too want to plant zinnias, but I must find the mildew resistant kinds. From 20 feet away the ones I planted last year looked great. Up close they were mildewed wrecks. I plan on going through the Park and Burpee catalogs tomorrow.

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  3. All cool pictures. My favs - the hawk imprint, the horse and the old store with the sat dishes on it! HA! And the old homestead.

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  4. That hawk imprint in the snow is just amazing! I like the old building front, too.

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  5. You always find the coolest things to photograph. My favorite is the hawk imprint. That is just awesome!

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  6. Those old houses are wonderful but they fall into disrepair and people can't afford to fix them. All these photos are beautiful but the one of the hawk imprint is awesome.

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  7. You've got a huge variety of items today. I really like the early spring shots.
    Y have a good description of the old house. Some of the trees must have come up after the house was abandoned.

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  8. Looks like someone got a great deal on zinnia seeds -- my favorite!
    That house just needs a little TLC and a family to make it come alive again. xo

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  9. Surrounded by oaks, though the driveway is finally clear, the yard remain in deep snow. Our new dog, Lily, keeps digging through it in a relentless effort to catch some of those mice or voles...:)

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  10. That hawk print was a great find. How amazing. The tunnels from the mice are quite fascinating too
    I love the first picture of that old building but the satellite dishes look very out of place

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  11. Gotta love the mix of old and new in that building with the satellite dishes.

    And the hawk print.. just amazing. I snapped a photo of a blue jay's print in the side of a snow pile on a table. It's surprising how the detail is so clear as to what bird made it imprint. Your hawk is stunning.

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  12. I love the hawk print. Those always make me laugh. There is nothing sadder than an abandon home. Always makes one wonder.

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  13. We have come across many similar looking homes along back road travels and I have always found it odd that they were left to deteriorate. But perhaps there were no family members left who could care for the house so it too died a lingering death.

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  14. I love how you gave the old house a past life. I always wonder what places like these have seen and known.
    The seed pod photo held my interest for a bit and of course, all the photos are stunning as usual.

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  15. Pictures are the only places I'll be able to see snow now this year. I kind of miss it.

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  16. It was viewing history...what a delight... congratulations on Post of the Week
    Sandi

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  17. Congrats on being selected for POTW!

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  18. Congratulations on your POTW...such different winter photos. I love that hawk in the snow!

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  19. The hawk print shot is incredible. Congrats on your post of the week recognition.

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