Friday, June 20, 2008

There is a distinct beauty in the way clouds float over the sun drenched prairies that makes my heart beat a little faster...

And when I see old farm houses. I want to know who the previous occupants were. Many of the houses I see are over 100 years old. And, I long to know the secrets their walls must hold.

Who were the people who use to lived there? What were their lives like? What were the things that brought them joy? What were their sorrows?

I wonder if they made ice cream on hot Summer days, and did their children chase fireflies on moonlit nights? Or where their lives filled with the harshness of poverty. With secret tales of abuse stained on floors and walls. All of these thoughts run through my mind when I see these houses .

These are the Cypress trees that surround lakes and ponds in my area of the country.

They whisper ancient tales of the Indians who lived here before us. The Kaskaskia, the Kickapoo, the Sac and Fox, and the Illini.

Sometimes they weep for do i.

The little sailboats that reside at the lake seem to call my name...

To be on the water in Summer would be a dream come true.. John and I never got to do that.

Maybe someday I will heed the calling.

Tonight's song, Why by Annie Lennox
1st video, 1st clip
one of my favorites...


Nonnie said...

beautiful words and pictures, have such a gift. don't ever stop writing down your thoughts!
hugs to you,

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Kimberly: Thank you..I am encouraged by you daily.
I will not quit as long as I can write and type..Thank you once again friend.
Sending you love, Nita

Treasure Barn said...

I too love old farm houses and wonder who lived there when it was new and what their lives were like. I just love them.

You photos are great as usual.

You know I am crazy about American Indians ! Curious? Oh yeah, I could go on and on about what I wonder about them. I am a fanatic when it comes to Indians.

Keep on writing are so good at it.


Debbie said...

Nita, did you sign your name to SWF? The clouds are gorgeous and I love the view!

I'm the same way about old farmhouses. I wish I lived in one out in the country :) Complete with chickens and goats!

Annette said...

when I use to go to my real dad's in Oklahoma, I'd see house just like those every where in the country some lived in, some not, but I loved them, I too wanted to know what kind of historey they had in those 4 wall's, I could picture kid's in the front yard watching us drive by....lovely words to read and great picture's to look at....Thank you for checking on me and for your comments, I love both of your blog's need to add the other one to my list as well, your AWESOME and such a great person.
Hug's to you dear friend
p.s. How's Dad doing?

Just Joni said...

anything that connects us to the past is always intriguing and somewhat mysterious...I love old houses too and wonder about the people that once lived there...your pictures are beautiful, made me feel like I was right there.

have a good day sweet friend ~

Donna said...

The area is Gorgeous Nita!! Lovely post!!! hughugs

Jann said...

I LOVE your photos! Thanks so much for sharing them! You have a lovely way with words, Nita . . .

Shelley said...

Hi Nita, I love the way you use words to tell such beautiful thoughts. I am blessed by reading them .

Have a blessed Lord's day....


Mimi said...

your dreams are our dreams...however you say them so much more eloquently.....

Jeanne said...

What beautiful pictures! I love watching the clouds too. When you can see them moving through the sky. Your insight with each photo is so beautiful you really see what's behind the image. {{HUGS}}

sepia art studio said...

nita <3, i am here again reading your storng words. i wish i could be there for you, listen your stories and sipping some tea.

one of my dear friends live on a boat!


Sally said...

Absolute beauty in pictures and words. Thank you, Nita, for sharing. (HUGS)

Brenda said...

What a beautiful world you live in. I hope that you'll soon take your boat trip and share the experience with your readers.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. I love your pictures. I often wonder some of the same things. I often wonder what was it like to be a girl and getting that hope chest. What was it like to learn to cook and sew and put things away for that important change in life. What were their dreams and hopes. What was star gazing like back then. They must have seen so much more not having city ligts to interfer.

The Artful Eye said...

That cloud photo reminds me of a painting, its' stunning. I also love old houses and all their character. I don't think I've ever seen Cypress trees like these especially surrounded by water. The Cypress we have here are very tall and narrow.
Beautiful, greenery.

One of these days Nita you'll be on the water. Make you a deal..if you ever get to California for a visit we'll get you out there.

xox hugs and love

regina barnett said...

I love old houses too. I love to know the history of interesting..


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