Friday, March 23, 2007

Outside of Guelph..

BIG OLD FARMHOUSE



I was driving up a road somewhere just outside of Guelph and I was attracted to this lovely huge farmhouse. When I see a house this old I wonder what stories the walls can tell. I wonder how many little children were raised in this house and how many little babies were born within it's walls.



It was a similar but a little smaller farmhouse that my grandfather died many years ago and his funeral was held in the parlour. I started to wonder if this house had seen some of its members pass on and were the funerals held in the "parlour"?



As I stood beside my car, my eyes wandered to the brown object to the right of the house in the driveway and I wondered what it was. So I zoomed in with my camera and here's what I saw.





CARVING FROM AN OLD TREE


Do you stand and dream like I did when I viewed this very old farmhouse? I suddenly realized that I was blocking traffic and that I should get back into my car!


16 comments:

isabella said...

You need to enlarge the photo to see the beautiful detailing of the house (mansion?). Yes, if only the brick walls could talk ;-)

Chris & Deb said...

what a beautifully detailed and beautifully maintained house. I'm sure it has seen lots of life passages in its time.

alice said...

Now, i see the old carved tree just on the right of this house, wonderful!

Stefan Jansson said...

You have a good eye. Great carving.

RamblingRound said...

I love that carving! I wonder what the story is behind that!

Ben said...

Thanks for comment on Nelson, Pat.
This curving is amazing.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Great pictures, of both the house and the tree carving. I wonder who carved it, and why, and how long did it take, and are there any others, and ... oh, so many questions.

photowannabe said...

that looks more like a mansion than my idea of a farmhouse. This is gorgeous and I'm sure there are man stories hidden within those walls..

Jilly said...

What a beautiful house. There's probably a best-selling saga to be written about the generations that have lived there.

Super photograph.

Jx

Kate said...

It doesn't fit my vision of a farmhouse--much too grand! It would make a good setting for a story, wouldn't it?

Denton said...

This is an especially good photo when enlarged. My mother, who loves older homes, would focus on the gingerbread (elaborate decorations) in the arches. Personally, I like the snow and the sky.

Z said...

I agree with the others who think this building is far too grand to be a farmhouse! Wow! That carving is extraordinary, and I suppose explains the beauty of the house as well... an enthusiast.

Dave said...

I wish I owned a farm house like that! Very nice!!!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love the carving! :)

The Wellspring said...

I'm with Kate - seems to grand to be a farmhouse, but oh how lovely it is! I love it :)

~Lisa

Nathalie said...

That house is a real gem. Great find! And the carved tree is quite something too.



Now you park correctly next time ok?