Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dust to Dust Under Clear Blue Skies, for Skywatch


Adobe houses are made of mud. They need a certain amount of upkeep and care or they will return to the earth from whence they came. 

My house (not shown, but you can see it here) is made of adobe. I take care of it, keeping this place in mind. This abandoned and crumbling mud house is in a beautiful setting with trees and fields all around and wonderful mountain views. Once a place for a family's dreams, it is now a ruin melting back into the ground. 

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17 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Adobe is beautiful but definitely requires the maintenance.

Sylvia K said...

At least when adobe houses are abandoned they gradually return to earth which is more than we can say about abandoned frame houses. Terrific capture and I do love your BLUE skies! Great post as always, Clariz! Hope your week has gone well! Enjoy the weekend!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Incredible house!
Love the blue sky.
Happy skywatching Clairz.
Enjoy your weekend.
Regina

LauraX said...

There's a peacefulness to knowing that the mud will return to where it came from...beautiful skies Claire!

Gary said...

The photo certainly makes a comment!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

Your house is lovely! Hmmm. I bet it doesn't take long for mature to reclaim adobe if it's not taken care of.

Joyful said...

These houses are so beautiful and I love that they go back into the ground when they are no longer needed. I'm sure that it requires work to live in one as you say but the ecological impact of such a house is less than most I think. Have a happy weekend ;-)

nonizamboni said...

Thanks for sharing both sides of adobe. Your own adobe house is so dreamlike and wonderful.
Happy weekend!

ewok1993 said...

i wasn't aware of the upkeep of the adobe. i've always imagined mysefl living in one.

Light and Voices said...

So many places just abandoned and so goes the stories. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Joyce M

Kim, USA said...

This is the real adobe made house. Great shot!
Sky Watch Friday

Rajesh said...

Wonderful house. The house here does need some caring.

ester said...

What a lovely sky!

My entry.

Jidhu Jose said...

Nice shot
happy SWF

My Sky Watch Friday

Irene said...

Interesting post! We don't build adobe houses in Norway. Here it's mostly wooden ....

Enjoy your weekend!

LV said...

I found all the homes or adobes fascinating when I visited Santa Fe. I would like to have gone in one. I understand they are just as lovely as any other home.

Quiet Paths said...

I really need to learn more about adobe. I know very little about it. May I say how much I love your header photo? Super!