We took secondary highways instead of the Interstate Freeways as much as we could on our recently completed roadtrip. We like looking at fields and farms and small towns, even though we were a little short of time on this trip and our exploration was often limited to drive-by shooting.
Abandoned homesteads seemed to be a motif for much of our trip. All the way through East Texas into Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho we passed way too many houses and outbuildings left to fall into ruin.
We always hope the people moved away under pleasant circumstances, but we are always afraid that wasn't the case.
This one was probably someone's mining cabin.
This abandoned home was even more poignant because there were still beautiful yellow roses growing in the front yard.
Inviting the participants at OUR WORLD along on the roadtrip -- with thanks to Sandy for hosting.