Saturday, January 22, 2011

Twenty Two

Distress verb
  1. To cause strain, anxiety, or suffering to. 
  2. Law. To hold the property of (a person) against the payment of debts.
  3. To mar or otherwise treat (an object) to give the appearance of an antique or of heavy prior use

Years of harsh weather and abandonment has distressed this lonely house sitting next to the tracks. 

I am not sure what this building was ever used for.  It sits directly on this set of tracks and on its other side is a rail yard with four or five other sets of tracks.  No other building is anywhere near it nor is there a way to reach this building except by traversing a tree covered hill or by train.  

Tomorrow's randomly generated word is: signal


  1. SO - is this the picture you risked your life for in the rail yard recently?! It's beautiful! Gorgeous colors, and I'm always drawn to old buildings.

    Here's my entry for today:


  2. I love this photo. the colors and textures are wonderful.
    I came here today via shutter sisters and i'm glad i did. I really like your blog and the concept of it. Maybe I will participate sometimes.

  3. What a beautiful photo. I love the texture, and love how the curve of the trees seem to envelope the old building. Again, a treat to visit your blog. Thank you.

  4. love the edging on your photo - what program do you use??

  5. Beautiful blog. So happy to have found it.

  6. I was blog hopping and came across yours. I took a look around and your photos are awesome. I really like the warm country feel. I'll be sure to stop back.

  7. I went with a noun. Really love this photo and have some but waiting for just the right challenging word.

    Here's my entre:

  8. I love old buildings like that.

  9. I use Photoshop to work with textures like the one in this photo and usually my textures come from the Shadowhouse Creations website. Thanks for your lovely comments everyone! Glad you stopped and took a moment to look at my photo :)

  10. Beautiful take on the word. What a neat building.