Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Weaver House - Walk & Click Wednesday

One of my goals for this year that I am 44, is to visit all the county parks in my area. Many of these of I visited in the past but I wanted to purposefully visit them and photographically document my visit.

Today with the news that my dad was going to be going home from the hospital with a fairly clean bill of health after being there overnight with chest pains, a visit to one of these parks was the perfect stress reliever for me.

I didn't intentionally choose Pine Bend Country Park, but that seems to be the way that my car chose to go. It is fairly close to my parents house where I had been earlier in the afternoon.

I have always been fascinated with old buildings and the history surrounding old buildings. The Weaver House was the perfect place to explore this afternoon.


I couldn't find a lot of history on it. I do know that it was built in 1901, along with this house there was also a one story hotel and a small cottage as well as several outbuildings on these grounds. The hotel was frequented by Chicago residents vacationing at the Lake Michigan shore.


The Weaver House is now used as a small banquet facility, able to accommodate up to 50 people. 

I just love the details that abound on the outside of this house:






I almost overlooked this shot on the back steps, but I am so glad that I went back and took it, it is probably one of my favorites of the day.

*Happy to be linking up with Lissa at laf custom designs for Walk and Click Wednesday.




12 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah...nothing like a great walk to relieve stress...so glad your father is doing better and home now. I agree about the back steps...very nice! Looks like you had a great walk!

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  2. So lovely Sarah. I agree, those back steps are perfect.

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  3. So glad to hear your Dad went home! That last picture is great!

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  4. Hi Sarah, very nice. The steps are my favorite!

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  5. I love the little intimate shots . Doing the Kat Sloma course is teaching me to home in on those little things, so glad your father is going to be OK....

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  6. Parks are such calming, beautiful places...a perfect place to let your stress go. I'm so glad your Dad is OK, and that you went back to take a picture of those steps. It's my favorite! :)

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  7. wow what a beautiful place to walk and so lovely and autumnal, gorgeous photos

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  8. Glad to hear the good news Sarah. Lovely serene setting. The composition is what makes the back steps shot for me. You nailed it!

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  9. Really lovely images & I agree the composition of the back steps is awesome..great photo!

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  10. So sorry I've been remiss in visiting your blog to thank you for linking up to Walk and Click Wednesdays. I just love your visit to the past.And the latent leaves on the stairs is just wonderful. I began my recent photography journey by exploring Boulder County walking paths. they are abundant and I've yet to visit them all even though I dedicated a full year of weekends to doing so! Enjoy your exploration, Sarah.

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  11. PS I hope your father is doing well.

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  12. Oh, I just love the last photo of the steps. So glad you went back to take it. :)

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