Once upon an afternoon dreary, while I was making poor DH weary…That’s all I’ve got. But truth is it was a dreadfully dreary afternoon, I felt as if the grey of the skies was trying to wrap itself around me and encase me in it’s gloom – evermore. It wasn’t looking too good for photography until I recalled this strange old farm house (I think) by the side of the road somewhere in Delaware County. It is abandoned but not completely abandoned so I was a bit worried about someone coming out and yelling at us to get off their property when we pulled over onto this gravel path next to it.
The ground was a bit muddy and soppy from recent snows so I had to walk carefully and every time the house creaked I twitched wondering who or what was making that noise. As close as I dared get I noticed the that someone had taken care to put down boards to prevent what once was a front porch from becoming a major hazard. I’m pretty sure there is some name to the style of this house but I haven’t a clue. The colors used on this house along with the intricate and detailed carving makes for amazing architecture. Now is the 1884 the address or the year it was completed? And these two front doors; what kind of design is that?
The intent was to do a 360 around the house but I was getting nervous and my imagination (or was it?) had me seeing something looking down at me from the upper windows. I scooted off back to the car and we drove away. I’d like to go back when it’s not a dismal day but who knows.