Crazy as a Loom

Monday, March 3, 2014

Trippin' in Georgia.

I'm here........I know there are some of you who have wondered, and maybe even worried.  But I'm back, and I'm fine.

Florida is past tense, I'm in Georgia now, spending quality time with a life long friend.........well, since 7th grade anyway, and that SEEMS like a lifetime.

So come along, we took a little road trip.

I'm not gonna bash Florida, but let's just say it's really not for me.  Nothing resonates.

I am intrigued by all the old and abandoned houses in I tried to take pictures of them all.   But I won't live long enough.

Maybe I love Georgia because there are so many back roads.  I love love love back roads.

Love the red, red, dirt.

Not so crazy about the disturbing way they totaly ravage the land cutting down pine trees.

And don't replant trees, but instead leave a godawful mess that to be honest, doesn't happen in NY

I'll talk less.......too many pictures, you'll be here all night.

And there are some lovely INTACT buildings, as well.

They just aren't as much fun to take pictures of.

I don't think this is what Petula Clark meant by "Downtown".

Downtown has seen better days.
For sure.

Not just the IGA, but SANDY'S IGA.  Hmm.

There were loose dogs chasing my car down the street.  It was bizarre.

I think I am falling for Georgia.
And did you notice?????  NO SNOW. NO ICE.
And even better.............hardly ANY HEADACHE.
Yeah, baby.


Deb said...

Well, that was fun, Hilary. I love the old abandoned buildings the most. We have plenty around the Lanark area, too. Glad to hear you are enjoying your time with your friend. Nothing better! Stay well. Hugs, Deb

Country Girl said...

I noticed about a quarter of the way through that you were falling for the place. It was the dirt road that made me think that. Florida is not for me, either so I know what you mean. Don't mind a visit but couldn't live there. I think I could see you living in Georgia, however . . .
Cool old buildings. I have a friend who lives in Mathews, VA that loves to photograph abandoned buildings.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos . Looks like a really sleepy town to bad it is falling apart the town and some of the old building have potential . I do like the dirt road to so tranquil . It is sad to see so many trees taken down and not replaced ! Glad you are feeling better ! Thanks for sharing and taking us along . Have a good week !

Dizzy-Dick said...

Thanks for the tour. I love old buildings.

Mary said...

Thank you for the fab pics. So unlike Hawaii. Love the abandoned houses. You took me along on your road trip and I really liked it!

Anonymous said...

Love some of those old houses. Almost makes me want to move.

I lived in Florida for 7 years, and it's where my 2 youngest were born. I couldn't get out of there fast enough! I've lived a lot of places, and it's the only 1 I ever really disliked.

messymimi said...

A beautiful area. Hooray most of all for the head feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Interesting tour. Glad your HH is doing so much better.

Anna M. Branner said...

I love the history of all the old buildings here in the south...I am so happy that you have found the warmth such a relief on your head! And nothing beats old friends from 7th grade...which reminds me I really need to call mine.

claudia said...

The old abandoned buildings intrigue me, but also, somehow make me sad. I want to go and fix them all up and love them like they should be loved.
Wonderful road trip. I am so glad to hear that you are doing well, and enjoying yourself!

mudmaven said...

Such great old buildings and love, love, love that there is no ugly white icy stuff around! I am retiring on Mar. 31 and hubby and I have been taking a long hard look at GA as an alternative to MA for our sailing adventures. Gorgeous place, full of history and wonderfulness. FL has way too many bugs and tourists for me, but the Keys are also calling and might be worthy of inspection from the sea side view. Happy venturing and look forward to more awesome photos as you explore. ~chris

Hilary said...

Just an old, sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.

Ray happens to be singing those exact words as I type. :)

Love the variety of buildings.

thotlady said...

I am glad you have lessened your headaches. A joy to hear.

Stay well.

Gayle said...

Love the ride, thanks. I especially love the winter growth, the weeds, the dried wisps.

ktweaver said...

Glad to hear from you! If you love this countryside, you might enjoy reading some of Bailey White's stories. Do you remember her from All Things Considered? She lives in southern GA and is a hoot. Mama Makes up Her Mind and Sleeping at the Starlite Motel.....check them out.

gussygirl said...

Found you on Pinterest & saw you were in my neck of the woods. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Just getting started with rag weaving & enjoyed seeing your work.
Spent a year in Syracuse NY. GA weather's much nicer.

gussygirl said...

Found you on Pinterest & saw you were in my neck of the woods. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Just getting started with rag weaving & enjoyed seeing your work.
Spent a year in Syracuse NY. GA weather's much nicer.

Daryl said...

these are all so wonderful, as is the almost no headache news. there's a lot about the part of GA you're in that reminds me of the part of VA where Janice aka ChesapeakeBayWoman lives who/that i have visited ... and i see Kate mentioned her/that part of VA as well

1horsetown said...

There's a disease killing pine trees. They try to cut down the infected ones so they don't infect others....without much success. That's why all the cut pines. I imagine there'll be an effort to start some new ones, hopefully resistant.

Sharon said...

Interesting, and every one of those photos spoke of a story.

deb said...

Abandoned buildings very interesting

Alicenoneland said...

So nice to see you having fun👍

The Little Black Dog said...

Georgia sounds like a great stop along the way home. I used to think that I could never live n Florida but as I get older the warm weather carries more and more of an allure. Maybe I just need to check out other warm locales.

Lorraine said...

Yes, sad to see buildings falling into a state of disrepair or disuse, especially when there are so many without 'luxury' of a simple roof. Yet, glad that Mother Nature is taking over and repossessing what is and will be, inevitably least as long as she is having to defend herself in this spiralling environmental war. I think at some deep human level, we intuitively recognize this simpler beauty, even in the sad faces of these buildings pictured in your photos Hilary, and wish that our human reality resembled anything besides the sterile 'Better Homes & Gardens' neighbourhoods or 'concrete jungles' many of us were brainwashed to aspire too. Thanks for taking me into your "earthier" explorations in Georgia!

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