Saturday, January 10, 2009

saturday morning - westfield heritage village

We hiked through some history this morning....through some trails that weave in and around a preserved heritage village. I've always loved history...not the facts, figures, politics and events details of it...but the richness of it.

Walking today with Sophie past the old houses, I could feel the stories of the people that lived there over a hundred years ago rise up from the buildings and wrap around us. The stories drew me in to the details of frosted window panes and aged, timeless wood.

parking for the horses

While Sophie rolled around in the snow, perhaps frolicking with a phantom canine from 1910, I simply reveled in those stories for a while....imagining the clang of the blacksmith's hammer; a smiling crowd in the town square; the breath of a horse hitting the cold winter air as he waited, tied to the tethering post, outside the general store.


a corgi said...

what a cute picture of Sophie in the snow! that place you visited sounds like it would indeed be rich in history!!

one thing I think Koda misses from living in Montana is that frolicking in the snow; I had so much fun watching him scamper through it

thanks for visiting Koda's and my silly journal :)

enjoy your day :)


Paula said...

You write so well. I felt like I was walking with you. I love places like that also. So much history, and like you said, richness. It almost seems that if you listen hard enough you can hear the whispers of the past in the air.

Everycat said...

What a fascinating place to visit and beautiful photographs, they really show the atmosphere.

Ed said...

This is why I like black and white, great pics and story.

Janie said...

Sophie really likes the snow. My aunt had a border collie, red and white. She had a lot of energy. Looks like fun walking through the pages of history through that place. Have a blessed day. Janie

Kathy said...

Andrea, your photography is beautiful as is your writing. Sophie looks like she is such a huge piece of your life. Our fur babies have a way of wrapping themselves around our hearts.


Tatersmama said...

Oh wrote this so beautifully. I felt like I could see and hear what you were describing!
What a lovely, peaceful walk you had. :o)

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a nice walk! Thanks for the wonderful photographs! You write so well:)

Susan D said...

I'm finally catching up on some of my reading. I love reading your adventures. The pics are great, especially the wagon wheel and hitching post. Blessings, Susan