Saturday, April 21, 2012

VINES GONE WILD

I love going for spontaneous drives out and about. You see the most interesting things along the way.  But with gas prices continuing to climb, we are doing less of it. And, that saddens me.  Things change and we learn to make the best of it, I suppose. I could show you a montage of photographs I’ve accumulated along the way, as we've driven here or there. BUT instead I’ve decided to focus on just TWO. I’ll save the others for another time. Because of our mobility and health issues, our yard and house is NOT in the best shape. So I do NOT sit in judgement of others that have issues maintaining their property. However... I found this particular  house, we discovered on a recent drive... CURIOUS, to say the least. I had to sit and ponder it a while. If those walls could talk, what story would they tell ? There is something quite CHARMING about it, in my mind. SAD too. What do you think of this little house where VINES have gone WILD? 

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21 comments:

Jon said...

Wow, it looks like a house with varocose veins. Very strange, indeed. I wonder how long it took for the vines to get that rampant....

Jon said...

Well, I MEANT to say "varicose".
Sorry for the boo-boo

RoeH said...

Oh my gosh I think of that so much when I see old houses. I think it's why I love the show If Walls Could Talk. when I lived in North Dakota, there were a lot of abandoned farms and farm houses right out in the open. I used to wander around inside the house - looking at the wallpaper - wondering who lived there and what their lives were like. I should do a post on that. I've still got those photos and I think the year then was 1968.

DD said...

Our yard is far from being well kept, but this house makes me feel good about mine...lol.

Cute little house. Too bad it has a sad look.

Good post...DD

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We have some ivy that is just supposed to cover the front porch posts. It looks nice there but I do know I'm always cutting it back. It doesn't take long for it to spread out everywhere. I could just imagine that given a few years of no trimming my house could look like that. I used to love to drive around but not so much any more. I don't like traffic at all and prefer quiet country roads.

jack69 said...

Ahhh, a similar spirit. I too look and wonder at things I pass. Funny you should bring this up in our walk around town this evening, there was a set of concrete steps going to nothing. sitting in a yard, no place could I see they would fit, Are they gonna build something? I ask. No she says they are too grown over!
I like a post to think on!
have a great Sunday. I am running very late. (AGAIN!)

Paula said...

I would say the owner grew old and can no longer do the work and maybe not afford to hire it done. Very interesting post.

That corgi :) said...

That is an interesting house; I'd be wondering the same thing, makes you wonder if someone died and they just haven't gotten around to getting the property ready to sell; its an older couple, they are both in assisted living, the person they thought was taking care of the house fell through, etc. It does tell a story though; would love to hear what the story was.

I too like to take car rides. We have shortened some of them, but take a longer one some Sundays, figuring that is the only entertainment we really do, don't go to movies, out to eat, etc so we throw the dog in the car and head out on the open road for a bit :)

hope tomorrow is a good one for you!

betty

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

That is amazing, if it was here, it would be poison ivy :o(

Jan said...

Well this post and the house certainly got the grey matter ticking ,hmm scene for a great mystery /thriller , or could be renovated ..more imagination goes into play tic tic tic can you hear my brain working lol ...love Jan xx PS. I have been posting again http://serendipitylives-jan.blogspot.com

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow that is something and kinda sad a house is such a value to have and vines can be so destructive. Great shots.....I wish the gas prices were lower I miss driving just for the fun and enjoyment too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Buttercup said...

I think there's a sad story there. I like country drives, too, but living in the city it's expensive to get out to country. I think I need a train trip to the next county for spring blossoms.

Ina in Alaska said...

Fun post... even the awnings have moss on them.

I wonder what the inside is like.

Bobbi said...

Oh my goodness!!! I've never seen anything like it...

Hollie said...

I love driving around like that too. I love looking at the scenery! We don't do it very often now either with gas as high as it is!

I've must admit I've never seen anything like that!!

Nezzy said...

Oh my, it does seem to be a vine on steroids!!! Heeehehehe!!!

The roof looks cared for, maybe the owner simply loves his house decked out in vines.

Have yourself a blessed and beautiful day sweetie!!! :O)

Rose said...

This house and surroundings needs some tender love and care. The house surely looks like it has a great story to tell. Interesting.

Hugs,Rose

Pat MacKenzie said...

I think it's going to look beautiful when the vines leaves all open and cover the house - you won't be able to see the windows I'll bet. It could probably tell lots of stories.

Megs said...

I thought it looked like a house in Grimm, the TV show. The awnings even have moss on them. Wonder if the folks just like it that way? You must go back in the summer and take a pic of it "in bloom".

alphawoman said...

I can imagine what it will look like a couple of weeks. Hidden I would suppose.

Pam said...

Wonder if someone older lives in the house and just can't keep up with the vines? It would be a mess to take them down now - they're probably crawling under the wood. It will be interesting to see what it looks like when it greens up.