basically a huff and a puff should do it

a dilapidated building in the quaint little town where we lived two summers ago, is thankfully
 still standing…barely... and i was thrilled to see it again. 

the roof is more caved in, if that's even possible and the nailed on back door to keep trespassers out, is no longer doing its job, but otherwise, it was like visiting an old friend.

even with the back door all askew and it practically begging me to crawl through it, i didn't. if it had offered me a helmet, steel toed boots, work gloves and a "help, i've fallen and i can't get up" necklace, well then i would have…not.  i mean i'm sure my up-to-date tetanus shot would have kicked in the moment a piece of jagged metal ripped through my jeans and into my leg, but i truly believe some things are meant to just sit ready and waiting, like a tetanus shot for example,  instead of actually being used.

you have to admit, the place kind of draws you in, doesn't it? deep down, you want to see more of it, don't you? or are you secretly wishing you weren't here right this second and that i'd go and take photos of herons flying over a pond instead?

but really…look...even the weeds see this building as the most perfect place to grow. maybe we could learn something from them. you know...that whole "bloom where you're planted" thing. 
or not. 
i mean sometimes where we're planted sucks and you just have to make the most of it. right?  
just keeping it real people. just keeping it real.

{written while in a coffee shop with lots of distractions…obviously}


  1. The place where were planted may suck but our blooming never does. 😉
    Lovely pics.
    Love to you! ❤️

  2. Oh, I definitely want to be there!

  3. Lovely photos as always :-)

  4. Fascinating photos and building. The light socket could be the cover for a good mystery.

  5. I admit I'm surprised (but glad!) that you didn't go inside!

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  7. Even with distractions what you wrote was "real". I love this peek.

  8. these old places are so intriguing, aren't they? they have so many stories to tell. I wish we had more of them in my area, but even if there were, would I have the courage to explore them? I'm glad you are braver than me.