Friday, March 22, 2013

Do you ever wonder?

When we travel, we see all kinds of houses….big and small…and I wonder who lives in them and how they spend their day. I’ve always done this for as long as I can remember.

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Do you wish you could see who lives here and what it looks like inside?

This part of Old Florida is not an area I would want to live in but I think this little house is charming.

But how about this one on the Suwannee River?

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Doesn’t it look a little precarious?

And what is the history of this old house right on the highway?

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This sign was across the street. Do you think they found the lost horse?

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Just a few sights on an afternoon drive.

But doesn’t it make you wonder?

43 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh yes, Diane! Whenever I see old houses or remains of old houses, I wonder what it was like when the house was new, when it was full of life. Enjoyed the photos. Sure hope they found the horse. :-(

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That's an interesting game. I too sometimes look at houses and wonder who lives there. Sometimes I think I wouldn't want to know. :-)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That's an interesting game. I too sometimes look at houses and wonder who lives there. Sometimes I think I wouldn't want to know. :-)

Laurie said...

I do too, makes the imagination work over time! Hope you are well and enjoying spring!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I love peeking from the road at homes...especially abandoned ones. I always wonder their story. Josie calls those kinds of houses Scooby Doo haunted houses.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love the flower baskets they hung!! A Horse is a big animal to lose, I hope they found him.

Jane and Chris said...

We sometimes pass an abandoned house, hubby always laughs because I tell him of the tragic young woman who threw herself to her death from the balcony after being chased through the house by an unwanted suitor! Well, it just looks like that sort of house!
Jane x

Karen said...

How does someone lose a horse long enough to have to put up signs? I mean, they're kinda big and easy to spot in civilization, so yeah, makes me wonder. Probably stolen.

I have always loved looking at houses, always wondered about the life that happens inside it, noticing the little touches, like the pretty flowers on the porch, the gardens, the gates, the love, or lack of it...

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

never heard of "lost horse" ... wonder does that happen often?

cool home. i would be worried about it flooding. scary. wonder how they sleep through the night? ha. ha!!! ( :

Susie said...

That old horse is long gone by now:):) I love seeing little houses treated with love. The one by the highway looks sad. The river house is way too scary for me. years of the river flowing by those pylons, yikes. I love that you enjoy just driving around and looking. xoxo,Susie

Happy@Home said...

So glad to know I'm not the only one who wonders about these things.
You found some interesting houses and I agree that first one sure is quaint and cute. I love the pop of pink on the front porch.
Can't say I've ever seen a "lost horse" sign before.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

I thought I was the only one! I do this ALL the time Diane! Especially on rides and with old houses. I tell my husband how I would love to go back 50 years and just observe from a distance. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend ~*~Lisa

It's Just Dottie said...

I think about it, too.
Some houses look happy and other so sad, I wonder why?
Smiles, sweet friend Dottie

Ann said...

I can imagine some precious woman making bread pudding for her grandchildren in that little white house!!My grandma would have loved it too.
Ann

Debbiedoo's said...

We love these drives too...I really enjoy looking at different homes and styles. All so unique.

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! OH, I love these kinds of drive bys too! Wish we knew the stories of the old houses. Now I wish you could have been with us too! We talked a bit about you - it was good stuff! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Totally makes me wonder...and sometimes stop and ask! I've met some interesting people that way! (Been scared a couple of times too!)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love taking pictures as I go along the backroads of Missouri. I like to remember what catches my eye. I definitely hope they found their horse! Nice pictures, thanks for sharing! Twyla

NanaDiana said...

Diane- I am the SAME WAY! I have been that way since I was a little kid. I look at a house and wonder who lives there and what they do with their day. Our little SweetCheeks does the same thing and I never said a word to her about it...but we have been driving along and she will look at special house and wonder where the people are and what they are doing. You found some great places here- xo Diana

Ellie VanCaster said...

I am/was the same, ever since I can remember I always was fascinated by other's homes and wondered about their lives. I also made up stories about each place I saw-it's fun to do.
Have a good weekend.

Simply Shelley said...

I do the very same thing :) That first little cottage is wonderful...love it! Blessings Oh,and by the way...I would have loved helping out in your doll room :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

There are homes I dream about stopping and asking to see inside, but of course I don't!! Love the photos! Happy Friday to you!

big hugs,
Linda

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, I do that too! I always wonder about the people inside and what the inside of each house looks like.

I do hope the horse was found. Have a wonderful weekend!

Susan said...

Diane, we must be twins, separated at birth:-D! I pass by houses and make us stories...who lives there. I don't think I'd enjoy the house on stilts over the water, but the little cottage looks sweet, XOXO

Introverted Art said...

I think about the history, the love, the tears, the secrets that are hidden behind those doors

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

You could fish right off the porch of that one house!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm fascinate with tattered old buildings and always wonder about the history. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures Diane.

Vee said...

Oh yes! Sometimes I drive through communities and wonder what sustains them. I think "what in the world do they do here to make a living?" That first house is darling. I imagine a dear little woman is making it her own.

Chel C said...

I love looking at old houses and thinking of the history of the families that have lived there over the years. I look at the gardens too and sometimes you can see the odd bulb or shrub that makes me think, did they plant that too? Have a wonderful weekend. Chel x

Linda said...

Hi Diane, great post! I absolutely love (especially) the first photo, what a charming little house! I often wonder, like yourself, who lives there and what the homes look like inside. Thank you so much for sharing.

beachcomber said...

i love old houses. the 1st one is so cute!
x

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Me too! I think it's why I love old houses so much. I always wonder were the people
who live there over the years happy? I used to watching a tv show "If Walls Could Talk." I loved that show.

Angela Moore said...

I love "the house by the side of the road", I wonder if it has a tin top roof?

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love to do that! I am always looking at houses, big and small, gorgeous or charming or picturesque and wonder who lives there and what it may look like on the inside. Or I pretend that it is mine and imagine how I would feel to pull into that driveway everyday...I love day "dreamimg".

The Boston Lady said...

Always, Diane. Who lives there now and who used to live there.... You always touch my heart because I have been most of the places you show on your blog. We graduated from the Univ of FL so many weekends were spent paddling a canoe along the Suwannee. Never liked it's dark hue but it is "pure" Florida in that area. Ann

Elle Gallatin said...

Wonderful photographs and a sweet post. I often wonder those things as I'm driving by old houses, I just let my imangiation fly.

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jody said...

Always fun to take a drive and let your mind wander! I have always done this too . I remember when we retired and were driving up to grandmas house that we bought, i said yo my husband.. I wonder who lives in this big ol house? Maybe a nice couple with 3 kids, a golden retriever and 3 kittys and i looked at my mark a smiled...

Tolentreasures said...

I do that also! Love to imagine what the run down ones looked like at one time and "redo" them in my mind.
Love that little cottage, so cute!

Cathy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Me too! Yes -- I always want the story...especially of abandoned homes and barns. So poignant, you just always wonder what happened. Lovely pictures!

ImSoVintage said...

I love that first little house. So sweet :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love looking at houses when we go for a drive!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

GardenofDaisies said...

The little cottage at the etop is darling! Someone obvioulsy takes good care of it and plants flowers. But the house on stilts in the river... No way, no how, nope, no sireeeee bob, not going there. I'd be afraid the whole thing would collapse and be washed away.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

I enjoyed seeing the unique houses in your travels. I especially love the white cottage. So will maintained and the pink flowers really makes the cottage look loved. Thanks for sharing all these unique charming places. Hugs Judy