The Summer Cottage

My family and I lived not too far down the road from this little vine-covered cottage for nearly 30 years.

The Summer Cottage … © Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art

Though she’s long-deserted and becoming quite dilapidated, she fascinated me. Even if the sign on her door’s message is an inhospitable “Keep Out,” I guess I’m haunted by the romance of the what-once-was. As far as I know, she’s been vacant for all the years we lived in the area, and in all that time Mother Nature has been quietly and gently taking the little cottage back.

Here we see her on a brilliant summer’s day, dozing and warming her old bones in the light of a strong August sun.

I wonder what she dreams about.

May we all age so gracefully!


As always, to see details and wall art and gift options, click on the image to visit my main web page. And by the way, if you are interested in any of my images offered as wall art, I’d like to recommend a particular paper.  I’ve meant to mention this before, but I’ve never been disappointed in results printed on the (cool tone) “picture rag offered.  It’s AWESOME.  Don’t worry about the “cool tone” bit … it doesn’t affect the color of the printed image.

Got any great old vacant house stories?  I’d love to hear them in the comments section below!

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