Friday, September 21, 2012

Better Days



Eastern Connecticut is a land of contrasts.  On one end are beautiful places like Roseland Cottage, shown on Wednesday.  On the other end are rapidly decaying homes of folks who are barely making ends meet, like this place in Canterbury.

22 comments:

Lowell said...

I wish them well. It ain't easy these days for so many folks. It's the roof that worries me the most! Winter can't be pleasant here.

Halcyon said...

This place has its own kind of charm, but I imagine life is not as comfortable. Things are tough for a lot of people these days. And I'm not sure that's going to change anytime in the near future.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is quite a contrast. This wood is screaming for some paint or preservative. Hopefully someone will hear the call.

Luis Gomez said...

Happening everywhere. Sad, but we see the same here.

Paul in Powell River said...

The contrast that gets me is between that decaying home and nice bright relatively new Chevy truck in the lane.

(And re the loons on my blog - they are the same birds you see, except that you see them in their summer breeding colours and the pair I'm showing have moulted into their winter rainment, which does make them look quite different.)

JM said...

The world is made of such contrasts. I guess you might remember some of the decay I've been posting.

Kate said...

Shalom! Today is the International Day of Peace (9/21/12) May you and all countries know and enjoy peace.

Life is full of contradictions and contrasts. Keeps us young. Interesting photo with the spot of blue on the truck.

Stefan Jansson said...

I guess you can find the same contrasts all over the world today.

Lois Evensen said...

My goodness, yes, very difficult times for these folks.

Sylvia K said...

I, too, think these kinds of contrast are seen all over the world today. Unfortunately, places/houses like this one are becoming all too common! Beautiful capture, however, and it does say it all! Have a great weekend, Jack! Make the most of the moment.

Leslie D. said...

I agree that place has a unique charm. Fingers crossed the current owners can keep it long enough to fix it up

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh this poor old place has certainly seen better days Jack, as Lowell said it's the roof that's the main worry with winter coming up. I still can't help admiring the stone wall out front.

VP said...

Quite sad, it would really need some repairs and a hand of paint!

ZielonaMila said...

Picturesque place. I am greeting

RedPat said...

There is a charm about the weathered wood until you look closely and see the disrepair. It's so sad since I'm not sure how people can recover from such depths of need.

Randy said...

I would love to fix up a place like this.

Valerie said...

Notwishtanding the heartache that lay behind closed doors, the image still conveys a certain charm. (Wished I lived close enough to lend a hand - if only with a paint brush!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Charming to look at but not to live in. I know, I've tried.

Gunn said...

I hope someone with time and money will turn this in to a more comfortable place to live.
Lots of history here.

jennyfreckles said...

As John says, it has a certain decrepit charm but I wonder how it will stand up to another winter.

Priscilla said...

Too bad. The place looks like it could be absolutely lovely. Maybe things will get better in the future.