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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Place to Hide? Perhaps Witness Protection Program?

Good morning,

My Honey and I spotted this homestead near Cherokee, North Carolina.  At first, we thought it was abandoned, but after taking a closer look began to wonder if someone was living here.  Notice there are electric lines to the house (?) and some of the dried Kudzu vines have been cleared. 
A walk around to the front revealed some plastic sheeting over part of the roof.  Perhaps it leaks? 
 Here's another building next to the first....
 ...and could this be the outhouse between those buildings?

I told My Honey that we might have met with the wrong end of a shotgun if someone was home and we were out there taking pictures. 
 Further down the road we found where these folks park their truck.

In another few months these buildings and the truck will be covered with Kudzu vines once again as I am sure they have been every summer for a long, long time.

We didn't get shot, but we got some interesting shots here!

Very best,



Montanagirl said...

Wonder what stories those buildings and that truck could tell? Very interesting and a little spooky.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like the North Carolina countryside to take photos. I bet all the wines keep it cool in the summer!! Not so sure about rain and snow....debbie

Sherry said...

Yep, except for the vines taking over, there are many of these places throughout the rural, backwoods South and people do live there. This one has electricity. . . some don't! Not sure I would've been out taking pictures of this!

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...you sound like my Son-in- Law ..he is always saying "witness protection program" about certain people and homes in places like that ..what a laugh!!
My daughter would have fasincated with it and would have wanted to go inside.
I just love finding places like that, and the story behind it!!
Love you photos of the whole find,and also very happy you where not the target of the end of a double barrel shotgun! : }} ♥

Christine said...

Really loved this post Lois. What stories this place could probably tell!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, this is truly living in the country and off the land, but more than likely desserted for quite a long while.

Beth said...

Looks like the forest is slowly (or not so) eating up the homestead.

I think the snow has melted in time for your homecoming :-)


MarkD60 said...

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Wanda..... said...

the weirdest photos I have seen in a long tome, Lois. They remind me of a Stephen King story!

2sweetnsaxy said...

How interesting. I would have been afraid some hermit was living there and, like you said, met a shotgun. :-)

Elaine said...

These are great photos, Lois. I enjoyed seeing this place on Kjell's blog too. I imagine in the summer you can't see the house at all. I like the old truck!

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

This was an interesting photo shoot all right. We passed this place on on our way out of Cherokee, NC, to visit another spot when we saw this. On the way back My Honey actually surprised me when he pulled off. We both got out of the car and hiked over to get some pictures. There was a guy sitting on a porch across a field and My Honey waved at him. If the guy hadn't waved back, we both probably would have run for the car.

My Honey and I both enjoy digital photography so we often have images of the same places. It is much more fun to be together to encourage each other than it would be to do this alone. It's probably safer, too, when taking pictures of places like the one posted here.

Thank you so much, everyone, for stopping by and your kind words.

Very best,