Thursday, August 25, 2011


Remember the pictures of the Bumble Bees on the clover?  I just wanted to share a bit of video of that.  They were so out of their minds with the nectar they were collecting that it was really comical

.  Not all of our walks were quite like this however.  Fact is there are many ruins and abandoned structures that really fascinated us.  Lovely and I love to take pictures of such things so we found ourselves on an abandoned farm that had some interesting buildings.  I’ve always loved textures as you all know by now so this seemed a little paradise for me.  The wind had been howling like a living thing and had not much abated during our little adventure.  This little cottage was very overgrown.  Several sheds were on the property with rusted roofs.  At first I didn’t start to feel strange but admittedly this place was kind of creepy even during the day.  I had to laugh at myself as I thought of the original “Living Dead” movie.  I could easily imagine a zombie ambling down those stairs!  I had no idea how long it had been since someone lived here but I’d say it had been a very long time.  The surrounding walls seemed to be kept up but I imagine that was because they neighbors were still there.  One abandoned room had an old stove in it that also was showing its age.  Some of the gates seemed to be about ready to fall.  Old metal and pealing paint really catch my attention.  I was soon too distracted to think about the creepy feeling of the place.  They say that if walls could speak they would have a story to tell…the same can’t be said for the roof here!  It was really beyond me why someone would bother to pad lock anything.  The blank stare of broken windows began to remind me of the strange feeling that was making my skin crawl.  Soon our attention was drawn to a door in a second story of a shed.  It was creaking and opening and closing on it's own accord.  We didn’t think much of it until later.  I continued to photograph things that grabbed my attention.  This particular shot I really happen to like.  Old dead bolts with lots of rust and a cobweb or two..ah yeah!  We finally moved on leaving the dead windows staring at our backs.  It was not until we were down the road some that my daughter began to review some of the video they were taking while we explored the abandoned farm house that some made my hair stand straight up on end.  There was some talking between us then a very eerie voice spoke that I knew wasn’t any of us.  It said simply:  “Welcome…”.  Have you ever had one of those moments that feels like you just got an electric shock though you know it’s nothing to do with electricity?  That’s exactly what I felt.  We did not hear the voice until we reviewed the video…I knew where each person was and what they were saying…this was not any of us.  The voice can be heard at 15 seconds into the video
…can you hear it?  Those that I’ve shown this video to all get the same feeling I did.  Some think it sounds like a woman, some an old man while others..myself included think it’s a small boy.  What do you think?