Sunday, November 23, 2008

I Love Delapidation!

Okay, I know this woodpecker has nothing to do with delapidation, but I think she's cute. Not sure if she's a downey or hairy, though. I've noticed her around the past couple of days, pecking away at the frozen suet cake.
This old house is out on north of town. It sort of reminds me of my grandparents' old house before they had it torn down, especially because of the front porch on the right side of the house.
I took most of these yesterday(Friday) while I was driving back home from Montpelier. I had to take an ice scraper over and put in the car so Chuck would have it when he got home last night. Of course, he didn't need it once he had it. He needed one Monday night when he came home. The car was all frozen over, so he just had to start the car and let it run for a while.
This is off 400 East, if I remember correctly. I kind of took the scenic route coming back home.
This one with the grain wagon was also on my way home. Not exactly sure where I saw it. I was zig-zagging all over the place.
This old barn is in southeast Montpelier. I went with Lyle on Thursday and he was showing me some old buildings. I think I have posted another pic of this old barn back in the summer. This old farm was used as a German prisoner work farm back during WWII. Most of the buildings have fallen down, or in the process of falling down. The buildings that housed the prisoners are down, but the rubble remains. Only the barn and 5 outhouses still stand, in addition to a couple of grain bins. They are currently being used by whoever does the farming around there.
This is an old school house on State road 18 east of Montpelier. People lived in it for a long time, but has since been too run down to live in. When I lived with my grandmother, this house was on the way from Montpelier to her house out on county line road. Her house and barns are gone now and 2 other houses have been built on the property. I hate the way it looks now, but I guess that's because it's not home any more.
These two Red-tail hawks were sitting in the tree on the south end of Lyle's woods when I went out to the house the other night. One of them had been in the middle of the road feasting on a freshly killed opossum when I drove up.
Thisis an oil well that has recently been put in a field in Montpelier. That is the main reason Lyle took me out driving around on Thursday. This is on the corner right before my grandmother's old farm. I don't know how far they have gotten on drilling, but there are 3 huge storage barrels near it. You can see that there was a little bit of snow on the ground at the time.
Gonna get off here for now and get to bed.
Everybody take care and have a great week. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Love Ya
Lisa

25 comments:

Jeanette said...

Gday Lisa, lovely photo's , I bet if the walls to these old Buildings could talk what stories they could tell...

Jenxxx

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a Downey Woodpecker. The Hairy's beak is very long in comparison.

That schoolhouse looks a lot like the one I went to school in.

Nice post.

flydragon said...

Great shots again!! Old structures are just so interesting aren't they?

Webradio said...

Great photos always...

The birds are pretty...

See You later !

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Wouldn't you like to know a story from each of the old buildings?

Susie said...

Those are great pictures Lisa! I like the first one of the old house. It reminds me of the old house in It's a Wonderful Life.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Lisa!

GMG said...

Hi Lisa! It’s always great when I have a chance to get here! And this time you're delapidating so many interesting shots that's a real treat! Lovely!!

Now, interested in Tunisia? Blogtrotter has it now! ;)) Hope you enjoy! Have a great week!

Jimmy "Handi" Warner said...

Lisa,

Thanks for the lovely Pictures, they are Awesome.

Love the Hawks also, one of my Favorite Birds.

Check out my Blog sometime, I just done a Scroll Saw Pattern of a kingfisher. And got the details behind the Kingfisher also.

handi

Merle said...

Dear Lisa ~~ Some great photos there and old buildings are nice to see. The old school is nice, and the woodpecker. Don't like hawks and crows (even when crows are called ravens)They are still very cruel and take baby chickens etc etc
Apparently after NASA's invention, we now have ball point pens, so not a total loss. Take care, Love, Merle.

fishing guy said...

Lisa: Very nicely captured, I love old barns and you captured them beautifully.

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

I always look at an abandoned building that's run down and think about the lives that have been lived there and wonder what happened to bring things to that state - great photos as ever

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What great pictures of "relics" around the countryside!

Lib said...

Hi Lisa,
Love the photos!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Blessins',Lib

TC said...

Old barns are so sad to see I think. I have several pictures of ones I took down in Kentucky. Seeing yours here sadly reminded me of those.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Lisa, I just put all the bird feeders out for the winter...just one day and the birds had found them all. I have one at the family room window that really is a thrill to watch because the little birdies are so close. Have a wonderful and tasty Thanksgiving. xo Lynn

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hi Lisa

There are so many old places around here falling down, I take pics of them every time I see them if I have my camera.

Stay warm.

Rick said...

When I think of an old run down farm house, photo #2 is what comes to my mind. I think I've said before, I also enjoy seeing old barns. Getting a captivating photo is challenging. Thanks for sharing.

Isadora said...

Hi Lisa, thank you for visiting.

What a fun ride you must have had and aren't you glad you didn't need that ice scraper yet? :)

Nice shots! Exactly the kinds of buildings I used to 'fix' by visualization exercises. Try it next time if you think of it - you can see them as brand new, try different colors....

AwtemNymf said...

Nice pictures! I love rustic-looking houses!

I'm in Jan & Tom's Xmas card swap and I'm currently "Blopping" (Blog Hopping" the recipients of my card list! I enjoyed my visit here!
Happy Holidays!
*sprinkle sprinkle*
~A~

Middle Ditch said...

Wow, some great shots here. Wouldn't you love to buy one of those buildings and do them up? I would. Make one of them in a dream house.

lisaschaos said...

I was the same way with the downy and hairy until I actually had a hairy on my feeder - they're huge! So I'd say yours is a downy. :)

I love dilapidated buildings too! Nice series!

GMG said...

Hi Lisa! Hope you didn’t grow fat on Thanksgiving ;) and survived all the awful news in the media this week... :(
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still in Tunisia, now at the Blue Village! Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

Nancy said...

You sure got a lot of pics of older buildings. I'm sure each would its own story if it could talk, too. You sure get around to take pictures all over! Where do you store them all? On your PC or on an external hard drive? I've got to do something with all my photos on my PC....thinking of getting an external hard drive. I have a lot of them on zip drives now, too.

Stay warm.....

(((((( HUGS ))))))

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Nancy. All my pics are on my pc. I don't have an external hard drive. It sure would have come in handy when it came time to wipe out my computer and start all over a couple of months ago! My son's friend added quite a bit of memory when he reworked my computer.
It's cold up here. It's been in the twenty's and very windy. We had snow Sunday and Monday and Tuesday morning, but the afternoon was clear. They are calling for more snow after lunchtime tomorrow.
Take care and stay warm.
Lisa

About Town Photos said...

Hi Lisa, ...loved the photos of those old buildings. Makes you wonder what happened to the families that once lived in the area. Moved to the cities I guess. Regards Noel