On our regular route through town on the way to Skagit (sounds like gadget) Valley, something caught my eye. Quick. Turn Around. What was that?
In a clearing, down a hillside (Bellingham is built on a series of many hills and gullies, very little actual flat land) there was an old building.
This had been a very heavily wooded gully - and it had been logged recently and scraped bare for a new housing development - except for the old barn - or was it an old house? I can't decide which. It isn't shaped like a regular barn - but doesn't have the windows one would expect of a house.
What stories does it have to tell? Who looked out that door? Were they far, far out of town then? And now the house is in the middle of town. And why did the construction company leave it standing? There was no one around to ask - and there was a locked gate so we couldn't drive down the hill.
What was in the lean-to? Did the family cow find shelter there? Were there chickens roosting, waiting for morning so they could scratch about in the yard?
Moss on the roof and ferns sprouting out the top.
What secrets do you have, dear old