Monday, November 29, 2010
A goodly walk today with the dog prior to going to a friend's for supper.
This is a picture of the last vestiges of sunset that laced our way back to the car.
I was struck by the birdhouse attached to the shabby old shed as we walked by. So I came back with the camera just as the light was fading.
The house beside it was totally neglected, the lace curtains exhausted, the paint just about gone. The whole building was beginning to seep back into the earth.
And I pondered on the people who must have lived here. Who cared enough to put the bird feeder up. Right in line with the kitchen window.
So I asked my friend about them. And she told me they had gotten the property all fixed up about twenty years ago. And then she died soon after. And he couldn't come out there anymore because of the memories.
And then he died and left the property to the son when he should have left it to the daughter as she cared more about the place.
And no one has bothered with it since.