Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A beautiful place in Virginia...

Once again I've been looking for things to blog about other than my crafts.  I love taking pictures and it's something that one day, given enough time, I'd like to learn more about.  Maybe after all of these Nursing classes I'll be able to enroll in some photography classes.

The pictures that I want to share today are of a post-Civil War era cabin in Virginia that my great-grandmother lived in.  I'm going to post the pics ten at a time in order to not overload the blog uploader :)

You can click the photos to make them bigger.  I uploaded them as "extra-large", which looks good here, but I'm sure if I ever change my blog template I'll end up regretting it as extra-large photos always seems to run over the edges.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy them!

The original cabin can be seen on the left side.  Other sections were added on some time later.

The cabin is nestled among these enormous hills.

No one has lived in the cabin for a long time.  It's now used by the current owners for storage.

An old wooden gate at the back of the property.

One of the wells on the land, with a hand pump.

The side of the cabin showing the chimney.

One of the numerous outbuildings.

A back view of the cabin.

I just loved the color of this rusted gate.  I did have to edit these a bit to get the colors to match what I actually saw the day I took the photos.

I loved the look of the mold on these old fence posts.

This is probably my favorite picture from that day.  The colors of this outbuilding and the surrounding greenery were just so beautiful!


Kim said...

lovely! I love old buildings. Our own house is very old- I'm not sure how old but old enough that it doesn't have closets (except those we built in since we moved here) and you can tell it's been added on to a couple of times. When we moved in it even had those tall old heaters that ran on propane and vented out the wall. Beautiful pictures Jessie :) Makes me wish I could visit!

beyondbaffled said...

I can't wait to go back myself Kim! I still have plenty more pics to share from that day :)

FabShabbyRoses said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love old places like this too. How sweetof you to be able to spend time there. I can imagine the thoughts that went thru your mind.....imagining the life your great-grandmother had there. Sweet!

beyondbaffled said...

Thanks! And you are right, I definitely thought about her walking around in the same areas that I was in :)