Wednesday, April 03, 2013

On The Border

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Going back into my archives again this week for the Rurality Blog Hop.


Somewhere along the border of Colorado and Wyoming, stands the old homestead. At least that's what I call it. We pass it every time going in to town from our cabin. If you look closely in the above photo you can just about make it out in the distance just above the gap between STATE and LINE on the border sign.

I don't know its story but I'm sure at one time it was a great place to live, sheltered as it is from the wind by the sandstone bluff behind it. It's obvious that they put in electricity at some point in time, but as they used to say long, long ago: beyond here be dragons. In other words, the electric stops at the state line of Wyoming and does not extend over the border to Colorado where our cabin is. (Our cabin is completely off the grid.)


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They had a wonderful view.


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 But every year it falls further and further into disrepair. I am always happy to see it still standing each year when we return on vacation. I think it has managed to maintain itself as well as it has due to the lack of humidity in this part of the country. The sage is taking over, the fences are falling down and I'm quite certain the pack rats have made it their new home.


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But I can still see its beauty. How about you?


Wow - this is beautiful - and isolated! It’s a very peaceful scene, kind of makes me want to paint or write or do something solitary and artsy.

Wonderful shots but the one of the sign on the border is the one I am drawn to.

I wonder who owns it? That photo of the view is spectacular. I expect Wile E Coyote and Road Runner to zip past!

Karen, yes it does inspire one to want to do “something” doesn’t it? It makes me feel that way too. Maybe it’s the wide open spaces of the west?

Bruce, thank you, glad you like them!

Steve, I think I’ve asked around some of the people that have lived up there a long time and even tried to figure out if it played a part in the book (The Meadow) that’s been written about the area but to no avail. That’s Chimney Rock (aka Camel Rock) in the distance.

It certainly is sitting in an isolated looking location. Too bad someone doesn’t fix it up. It would make a beautiful home! We would love to live that far away from people smile

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. We don’t keep bees at this time but hopefully will in the future.

Have a great day!

Aaaahhhh….the colors of home.  Can hardly wait to get up there.  Do you know when you guys will be out this year?

Anne, thanks for stopping by!

Debra, yup! wink We’re coming in the fall this year, mid to late September. Hope we can get together!

Wow! What an amazing place! I love the colours in the earth, your shots are really great smile

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