Thursday, October 27, 2011

Haunted

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A forgotten orchard surrounds the house.  Trees heavy-laden with red, juicy apples that no one will taste…

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The house sits stately…a once-resplendent Queen Anne Victorian, long-neglected, long-uninhabited…or is it?

image {early photograph of Redman House in all it’s former glory…}

Windows and walls, doors and passageways…all witnesses to those that have lived, loved—and died—here…

image  {interior views of front door and a window in the Redman House}

…they are all gone now…but perhaps, just perhaps, some remain…

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What goes on in a house when no one else is around to see?  Who goes through the halls where once he skipped and played? 

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Who peers longingly through the high dormer window, wishing for a just a glimpse of the sea, or for one of those juicy, sweet apples…oh-so-close…that she cannot have?

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Perhaps it was no one…perhaps, just perhaps, I only imagined it…

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The story of the Redman House is a long and interesting one…someday I will tell you more…

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…truth is often stranger than fiction, they say…and in this case, it is certainly true…

Sounds are heard…weeping in the night…doors opening and slamming on their own….mysteries unsolved remain… 

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A little “haunted” project made this week with this well-known local landmark in mind…

DSC06575_edited-1 {fabulously haunted scene from Crafty Secrets’ “Halloween Greetings” Creative Scraps}

DSC06572_edited-1          DSC06569_edited-1 {duplicate Halloween revelers cut out & popped-up for some dimensional fun!}

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…a light-hearted vintage look at a similar house from a similar time…

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…where window and walls still remember those that have lived, loved—and died—long before…

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…and red, juicy apples still hang from those long-forgotten trees…just longing to be tasted…

Julie

{My own photographs of the house and grounds are watermarked; others were found online}