Black and White 2

Here are some more photos from a recent trip home. I’ve always been fascinated by dilapidated, abandoned houses like this one.

I can’t help but wonder about the people that lived there and why it was left to fall down.

I saw this beautiful creature. I stopped and she and I just looked at each other for a long time! 

I find it fascinating how different things look in black and white!

Here is a shot of Lake Michigan.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Black and White 2

  1. janicekholton says:

    Oh, Katy. It seems you and I really do have much in common even more than just quilting! Old dilapidated buildings and photography. I do enjoy a good black and white photo. I really enjoyed your post and would love to see more!

  2. Sandra B says:

    I have always loved black and white photos, Katy…. Many, many years ago, I took a photography class, and our first assignment was to take a whole roll (yes, it was back when using film was the only way to take pictures!) of black and white pictures. The teacher told us if we could take a good black and white photo, we would be all set to take color photos…. To this day, I am drawn to B/W photos….. Something just clicked when we did those photos ….

  3. Those are fantastic!!!

  4. Sarah says:

    Beautiful photographs…

  5. We feel the same way about the abandoned buildings — hence my passion for creating free pieced barns and the efforts for my book. We are also BIG fans of black and white photographs. Timeless and evocative.

  6. Susan Shaw says:

    I have lost contact with my family where I grew up (one of my brothers by choice and one not by choice). The last time I did talk to the one, he told me that the house where we were raised is difficult to see. The roof over the loft over the cellar had a gaping hole and the house was not in good repair. The house was built in the ’20’s or 30’s or our grandparents. Our parents lived in it until my mother’s parents died and then our parents moved into their home in town and away from the family farm which had been in dad’s family. They had already sold our grandparents home with the farm and our home was rented. A lumber company was interested in our property solely for the value of the lumber on the property. My father had planted pine trees to control soil erosion. After they bought the property, there was great erosion and then they did not keep up the property for the renters. I have no idea if the house is still standing or not. It’s sad to think of your home being gone due to lack of care. It really hurt my mother to see the erosion after my dad had worked so diligently to plant all those trees. He was an ag major and knew about the erosion. He had worked with the Forestry Department to do the project in phases. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  7. I’m with you. I love old houses and barns and I always wish I knew their stories. Some old houses have wonderful lines and just make you feel warm looking at them. Even though I am now too old I look at abandoned houses and think, I could fix that thing up and make a home out of it…..not happening now but I can dream. 🙂

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