Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (Bittersweet Lodge)   45 comments

Once my gate stood far aside,
Welcomed friends both far and wide.

That was sweet.

Now it’s closed, no more to share,
No one to play, no one to care.

That is bitter.

And so it is, my friends, no more,
Bittersweet Lodge has closed its door.

Comments are welcome.

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You’re welcome to come visit my Barns! Barns! Barns! photostream in flickr where you can upload your own photos of old barns, farm houses and other related items.

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45 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (Bittersweet Lodge)

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  1. mysterious

  2. I feel like trespassing 🙂

  3. really cool words to go with that photo – so nice. 🙂

    • Thank you. I appreciate that. I just felt, for some unknown reason, that this particular photograph needed a voice of some kind. Gut feeling, I guess. 🙂

  4. Great post! Like the words and the photos as well.

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  6. Well, this made me teary for some reason!

    • Ahhh, probably because you’re a very sensitive, caring and compassionate person. And that’s a good thing. Thank you for dropping by and seeing and feeling. You warmed my heart.

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  8. too many gates are closed in this world…

  9. Love!! Very good!

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  11. Nice words and I like your interpretation. It looks so peaceful.

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  13. Great shot, Cris. Beautiful!

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  18. Wonderful poem and interpretation of the theme! I often wonder about old places and the life which once may have surrounded them.

    • I know what you mean. I take a lot of photographs of old abandoned buildings and barns and it’s hard to look at them without wondering….

      Thanks for popping on over and commenting. 🙂

  19. Cris, old buildings do have lots of character, but it’s sad to me to see them abandoned and decaying.


    • Yes, I know exactly what you mean. That’s one reason I like to photograph them—to preserve what remains of them, for many I have photographed have since collapsed or have been razed to the ground. 😦

  20. Lovely interpretation of the theme! I live in a very rural area and see abandoned places every day so I tend to take them for granted. Your post will hopefully make me take a second look.

    • Thank you for your comments. I enjoy the old abandoned places, as they seem to have a lot more character than those buildings in more urban settings. There’s a story behind every one of them.

  21. Very creative! I love your imagination! What a great contribution to this weeks challenge, it really got me thinking about the story behind this photo!

    • Thank you. You’re the second imaginative person to suggest a story behind the photograph. I’ll offer you the same thing. If you’d like to come up with a story behind this photograph, I’ll post it with the photograph or link to it.

      I’ve got so many things on my plate that I’m just not able to get around to creating such a story, like the two writing blogs I already have going (slowly, unfortunately, for the same reasons). 🙂

  22. Neat interpretation. I like it

  23. I’m already writing a novel, every sunday….but in french. Maybe, one day, I’ll try to do it in english, but I’m not good enough 😦

  24. Oh…what can be behind that path and the trees ? Frightening ? If Bittersweet Lodge is closed, what is the reason. The beggining of a story

    • Very nice, very imaginative. I can see you’d make a better story-teller than I ever would. 🙂 You’re right into it. Come up with a good story and I’ll either post it with the photograph or link to it. And many thanks for dropping by and leaving your input. Much appreciated.

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