Marilla says that a large family was raised in that old house long ago, and that it was a real pretty place, with a lovely garden and roses climbing all over it. It was full of little children and laughter and songs; and now it is empty, and nothing ever wanders through it but the wind. How lonely and sorrowful it must feel! Perhaps they all come back on moonlit nights…the ghosts of the little children of long ago and the roses and the songs…and for a little while the old house can dream it is young and joyous again.
— Lucy Maud Montgomery

Comments (11):

  1. Otto von Münchow

    Jan 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Yes, it must have been lonely, but also beautiful and amazing to live in a place like this. It’s certainly a beautiful image, perfectly captured with the flock of geese (?) passing over the farm.

  2. Michael Rawluk

    Jan 17, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    That is a stunning shot and a perfect quote from LMM

  3. lisl

    Jan 18, 2018 at 12:32 am

    You have shown its desolation by choosing b & w

  4. Maria-lina

    Jan 18, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Superbe photo très émotive! Bise, bon jeudi dans la joie!

  5. Steven

    Jan 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    What a vibrant homestead this must have been at one time! Your PoV along the driveway illustrates nice leading lines and gives this composition great depth! The birds add a nice artistic flair.

  6. Emily

    Jan 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Look at that vastness and openness! I good place to reflect, I bet,

  7. Elaine-

    Jan 19, 2018 at 2:30 am

    ohmgosh, that picture with the quote almost has me in tears over here! it’s beautiful, sister!! xox

  8. Anne

    Jan 19, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Lovely image, I really like the flow of the geese

  9. Steve

    Feb 2, 2018 at 11:51 am

    There are so many old farm homes that are now abandoned. Lots of farm kids, like me, figured out that farming was not for them perhaps. That’s a beautiful picture of that old farmstead.

  10. Lewis

    Feb 12, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Great low pov and black and white )


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