Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Little House on the...

...used-to-be Prairie!


A little hard to believe that cars were whizzing by 50 feet behind me as I took this photo....

Seventy-five years ago, it was probably in the middle of nowhere, beside a meandering dirt road. Now, it's in suburbia: across the four-lane highway, there's a shopping center; 100 feet to the west, a busy intersection and then an industrial area, and houses -- brick, of course -- on the other three sides.

I think I've exhausted the supply of neat old houses and peaceful country vistas within walking distance. Not a happy thought.

Expect more ducks and any local details I find interesting enough to shoot. We're not talking about ideal choices photographically -- just what I can dredge up. Have to keep taking pictures, you know.

In the meantime, I'll probably dream about this house. As it was. A snug shelter away from all the things that annoy me about built-up "civilization." I'll bet past owners of the place could hear coyotes at night...I'll take that over traffic noise any time.

8 comments:

wildstorm said...

My kind of place.

Dorrie said...

how quaint! And someone still lives there?

MrScribbler said...

Dorrie -- until about a week ago, yes...it's now for sale.

Roz said...

I grew up in a house much like that one.

Roz

Dorrie said...

pity you can't buy it... but then you'd also have to invest a lot into upkeep, too.

CanadianMade said...

I love the house,Scrib:)

John0 Juanderlust said...

Cool place. There's room for a couple of coyotes there. I'll send some down. Maybe we could form a pool of investors to buy the place. Actually, if the thing was structured right, not a bad thought.

MrScribbler said...

JohnO -- Not sure if the house comes with the adjoining property where hosses graze, but that's part of the charm. A separate yard would have to be set aside for the coyotes, unless they can be housebroken. And maybe taught to ride horses....