Feeling Abandoned?

I know it has been a long time since my last post. I had a lot going on with family visiting and traveling to visit family. In addition to that, we suffered for weeks here with the smoke from the Yosemite fires. For a month it was impossible and considered very unhealthy to go outside. The ugly smoke hung on our side of the Sierra’s like a dirty blanket for a month. I escaped for a week to visit my sister in Alaska and hoped to get photos up there but it rained everyday I was there. I hope this does not sound too whiney. 🙂 Anyway, I traveled back to Ash Creek this week and the animals were not cooperating. The deer and antelope were playing but way too far away for good photographs. I took landscape shots of the old barns and an abandoned homestead I saw on the drive up. I caught a glimpse of this house through the trees and hiked quite a ways from the road to photograph it. I think these places are a little spooky. While walking around the house a breeze kicked up and a door creaked on it’s hinges loudly in the house and banged against something inside. I would have liked to look around inside but frankly I got the willies. There was a small band of wild horses hanging in the meadow close to the house. I found their presence calming. They would not have been there if a monster was in the house right? 😉

37 thoughts on “Feeling Abandoned?

  1. Hey great to hear from you! Thanks for your likes on my blog, I was wondering if I missed your posts or something… (even if I’m your follower 🙂 ) And here you are!
    These shots are beautiful, the first one is my favorite! xox

  2. Stunning photography of one of my favorite scenes, and also a favorite of many watercolor artists in this area. Old barns and farm structures are a great subject, especially in the fall and winter. Glad you’re back at it.

  3. It’s been a long time for me too. But I am getting ready to hit the old Lincoln Highway across the middle of the state in about a week. Perhaps we could meet up.

    Grover sierratraveler.com

    1. Happy to hear your going to get out and about again clevelandg. There can never be enough photos of Nevada and the High Desert. Maybe we could meet up. Drop me a note. As you know I am in the biggest little city. 🙂

  4. The barns do seem to have a presence…great images! I’m happy for you that you have clear blue skies and clean air to breathe again!

  5. Nice series and I like the first one in b&w best. I thought you were going to say you’ve never run so fast as when you heard the door creak and slam. 🙂

    I do miss seeing your photos on a more regular basis northernD. Glad to see you back.

    1. Yes I so agree with you about the clouds. I don’t think it would have even been worth taking photos without them to enhance the scene. Thanks so much for stopping in. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Cindy. The like button has disappeared from my blog but appears on the reader? I have tried to get help with this but to no avail. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Much appreciated. 🙂

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