What is it about an abandoned property that is so enticing?
This spring I was wandering trough an old estate property that is now a state park about an hour north of me in Newburyport, MA. I stumbled upon this old, brick entrance that, I imagine, was gated at one point. What would it have looked like? Wrought iron? Left mostly open or closed? Used to keep children inside, or strangers out? I imagine a strong pair of hands putting up the now well worn fence. I picture gardening...a tender pruning of the bushes now growing wildly across the yard. And I hear children. The laughter and carefree banter of playing children.
As I wander with my camera, all sorts of stories float in and out of my consciousness. I meander through my thoughts of what this property has meant to others for, perhaps, generations....and then wonder what I would do with the place if I were ever to occupy this little slice of heaven. I'd sure keep lots of these beautiful orange blooms around to brighten the landscape. Orange could quickly be catching up with yellow for a shot at becoming my favorite color... But I digress.
This combination of a long walk out of doors and a mini mental vacation are, to me, the perfect recipe for a refreshing afternoon!
Joining Kim for
and Mama Kat for her