Weekly Photo Challenge: colorful

No Trespassing

No Trespassing

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garage doors


This old garage verily begged me to stop and photograph it. The lock on the doors seemed superfluous; they were rotted and falling off their hinges. With a little imagination, the story for the lock and the doors might go like this:


. . .  The banging and rattling was making her head hurt more, something she didn’t think was possible.  Thinking clearly was so difficult.  The new lock on the old doors would hold him, wouldn’t it?  Maybe the lock would hold, but she hadn’t considered the old and rusting hinges.  If he got out now, as mad as he was (in more ways than one), she was in serious danger.

Pressing the ice pack more tightly to her forehead, she rose from the old  tattered arm chair and moved cautiously toward the old garage.  If she could just steal a quick glance at the old doors, without him sensing her, she might know if she could lay down and sleep for a while and ease the tightness in her head a little. . . .

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empty house

It almost looks like someone could be home.  But I don’ think anyone is there.  An echo of a banging door somewhere is the only sound to be heard.

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The Carnivals

ferris wheelI love the lights and the smells of the carnivals that traverse Carroll County from one fire department to another, seemingly all summer long.

Taneytown carnival

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Front Porch

Obviously this house has been standing empty for a long time.  All of the windows are boarded, I suspect after the glass was broken out.  Huge crows were circling and entering the attic through the broken out window (out of view in this image) the day I was taking photos.  Seemed like their place.

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Anybody home?

I cannot explain the attraction to these empty, disheveled houses.  Is it curiosity, or wonder?  How did it come to stand empty and alone, abandoned?  I am drawn to these structures over and over when I am out with my camera.

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More Snow!

Here is an image with the snowfall from last night.  As I write, the stuff continues to fall. 

snow on tree branches from last night

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Snowy Shadows

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