Cleaning day

abandoned home

From the road, the house appears abandoned. Parasitic vines run rampant over the once manicured lawn. Shrubbery has gone feral, their wandering branches attacking the crumbling siding, worming their way under the slats and prying them away from the cinder block walls. The front door stands open, as if the old woman is still home, waiting for […]

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Old news

phone pole bulletin board

News is fleeting, soon enough Passing into the realm of myth. Pen to paper, words made real. Town crier proclaiming truths, Forgotten once they leave his lips. Posted where the world can see Held up to public scrutiny With iron and steel, Until the wind changes, Another scrap of news posted.

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No trespassing

I got busted this weekend. When I set out of for my photo hike, I decided to just drive around looking for interesting stuff. That means old buildings, abandoned buildings. There is an old gas station near Crestview. I’ve stopped there many… many times. Saturday, while I was circling around, trying to get different angles […]

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Dog days are over

School started last week, and the local ball fields are now barren of summer league games. They seem so lonely without all the children playing and parents yelling. It didn’t rain for a change this weekend, but there were still huge puddles and soggy grass. I tried to capture the abandoned feel of one of […]

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Weekend drive

I was a little aimless this weekend. I needed to get out of the house, but never found my true north and ended up simply driving around instead of deciding on where to go for my photo hike. I did several ‘pull over suddenly’ photo opps though, yet fortunately didn’t end up a traffic statistic. […]

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Hearth and home

Walls crumble and fall Wind and rain, fire and seasons Hearts and love remain During my weekly photo hikes, I occasionally come upon abandoned buildings. When I can, I stop to photograph the ruins. I always wonder about the circumstances the lead to the buildings being left to the elements. I think about who may […]

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