Thursday, January 2, 2014
New Years Day 2014, Part One - Revisits. . . and maybe farewells. . . but a great day none-the-less.
My intent was to go find one new cabin to photograph in Augusta and then head to my cabin for a little while. Once I started driving I realized I, unknowingly had other plans.
I found myself taking one of my favorite drives in one of my favorite parts of our county.
Although most of the area and homes are now owned by well-to-do newcomers, most of the area retains much of it's country style. And let's face it, if not for the well-to-do newcomers, many of these old farm buildings would be long gone.
The barn in this picture could easily rank in the top-twenty barns in the country. A giant made of stone, with doorways large enough to drive a double team pulling a wagon right on through.
A panoramic view.
Here decked out for Christmas.
Well, after my visit to the Femme Osage valley I found myself heading towards what is really the first cabin I ever built mostly by myself.
I wrote about that time in my life here, earlier this year in this blog.
I had not walked back to it for probably about six years.
As I approached through the woods, it didn't look any different than the last time I had been.
Luckily the tin on the roof was fairly new, otherwise the limb would have done more damage.
Now it should be stated here, that the people responsible for this cabin are also the ones mentioned in this post. Again, I am not going to assume their situation, but. . . .
The old scout semaphore flags still hung on the wall.
Our tattered flag still hung behind.
The cook gear we used, still on the shelves.
But it has not been used in a long time.
The tree had done a lot of damage to this one side, chinking gone, window broken.
The damage is not beyond repair. But I do not see the current owners caring.
Back in the early 80's we even did a couple family Thanksgivings here.
Will it be the last time I see it standing?
So my day started visiting old sites and memories.
But part two, tomorrow, will find me exploring new 'old' sites.
See ya then.