6.24.2010


The Old Home Place

The flowers no longer grow
The screen door no longer bangs shut
Smoke doesn't rise from the chimney
Children don't run through the yard

But those memories are still alive
Those faded ghosts of the past still appear

In the home where my Mother grew up.

17 comments:

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Let me be the first today to tell you how beautiful that image is...I am VERY glad to be back in blogland, inspired by your photographs, as always!
Big hugs,
Nancy

Lori said...

is that your mother's childhood home?
gorgeous photo Chasity...you are really rocking your new camera!!!

Bevy said...

Doesn't it make you want to make that home come alive again...?

I love old houses, and all the nostalgia they bring along to mind.

faerwillow said...

~standing still...yet memeories still alive...this is a beautiful tribute to your mothers home...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Evocative.

Simply put your photos make my heart sing.

Jen

Rosie @ Centre of Interest said...

I'm sure you've tried to imagine in your head what that place once must have looked like Chasity.

I can remember my father taking me to see his old home when I was in my early teens and I was fascinated with the place. I conjured up in my head what it must have looked like all those years ago. It had a footbridge over a double railway line to the big house.


Many years later my parents found a picture of the house in its former days and commissioned an artist to paint it the way it was in my father's childhood days.

Its great isn't it to have photos like this to look back on.

ramblingwoods.com said...

What a haunting image to go with the prose....Michelle

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This hits close to home, only the house is now sadly gone. Beautiful!

darlin said...

Amazingly wonderful photo Chasity. I love old houses with fond memories which warm the heart and feed the soul.

Bernie said...

Oh Chas can you imagine all the memories those walls hold....am so glad you have this picture. I love old homes, barns, clocks heck I love anything old including myself.
So glad to hear Shuana's news, am always praying for your sweet sister......:-) hugs

Kala said...

Beautiful photo - I love how you've processes it. And your words are lovely as well.

Kristi said...

What a beautiful image and sentiment! This home looks like it holds many memories. ♥

the wild raspberry said...

Really beautiful and touching Chas. Love you! Debbie

Tiffany said...

Love it..........

Leah C said...

What a beautiful, old house! But, it makes me kind of sad to think it just sits empty...with no life inside it. Cherish those memories:)

Sandra said...

thanks for stopping by. I skipped the beautiful flowers in todays post and came straight to the old home place. I love old houses, I love old fences, hinges, all the things i see in all you wonderful photos. your photography is the kind i like to take myself.

Melissa said...

Oh the stories to be told....the sweetness of her home shines through your words...what a special place to revisit, thanks for sharing this.