Sunday, October 22, 2006

OUR TRIP first of four

Bill and I went on a short trip to a house that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is called Falling Waters, and is located in Pennsylvania. We then drove a couple of hours to West Virginia to visit my aunts, uncle, and cousin Brenda, shown here with her first quilt that she made 30 years ago. Brenda is one year younger than I am. And is the only one in my family that has many of the same interests that I do. But she has always lived so far away from me, we haven't ever got to spend as much time together as i would like. She is very skilled with many different crafts. Maybe some day before we cork, we will be able to live closer to each other. She will have to come my way.. I'm not living in the sticks! Love you Brenda! First off, let me explain, that all of this comentary will be backwards, and over 4 blog posts. We went to Falling Waters first but pictures of a fort we visited are shown first on the blog.

I liked Falling Waters. The fall colors were wildly bright even though it rained all stinkin day!



This is the house from the trail. It is beautiful. After going through it I thought mostly that I had walked through a work of art. I don't think that it was a very practical place to live though. It didn't exude warmness. It was uncluttered, stark. Not my idea of a comfortable home. But then, I guess this was mostly their summer home anyway. I don't think they lived in it year round. The family was the Kauffman's of the store fame. They had one son who never married, so he donated the house and land to the Pennsylvania conservation group. They have done a great job keeping it just as it was when the family lived there . I would like to go back again without the umbrella. At least the next day it was beautiful and sunny.

4 comments:

Kay said...

I have always wanted to see Falling Waters. Thanks so much for the post; it's an excellent photo.

Brenda Smith said...

Although I live in Australia, I often go to Pittsburgh to visit my husband's family. Falling Waters is definitely on my "to do" list. In the meantime, thanks for your virtual tour.

Brenda said...

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Hedgehog said...

I just love Falling Water!