Carmi, at Written Inc. blog has offered, "In rough shape" as our Thematic Photographic theme for the week.
The old Oak Treasures didn't look the same
As I stepped out of my car,
there to meet me
growing up through the cracks
were wildflowers after wildflowers.
All good things come to an end.
Yet, beauty still lurks in this abandoned state.
This was once a family owned, landmark furniture store in Farmington, Minnesota. Not long before the bitter end the owners transformed much of the outside area into a wildlife education center, along with a unique gift shop and restaurant.
They had pulsating dreams.
Always a lure, was their array of finely crafted wooden designs and country furniture along with other accessories. Everything was displayed within a sprawling timber building years before the big real estate boom.
Hammer and nails anyone?
"There is a destiny that shapes our ends rough,
hew them as we will." - Frank Harris
Not every corner of this charming old treasure trove needs repair.
Just a bit over grown in places.
Their welcoming sign was proud to announce what they had in store.
Where, oh where, are all the delightful things now?
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