Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Did you see that???

Traveling north on Route 1 through Westville, Illinois, I happened to glance over to Roger's side of the road just in time to get a glimpse of this house...I excitedly said, "Did you see that?" and he answered in the affirmative...but we both only got a glimpse of it. So went on, turned around and came back by it.
Route 1 is 4 lanes through there...and being that there was not traffic, Roger paused, then slowly proceeded and let me take these shots...before traffic appeared in his rear view mirror.

I just could not believe the how these were painted on...the limps go across the windows, up on the ceiling of the porch....



Notice how the tree wraps around the corner of the house...the one on the other corner did, too.

Then glance on down the side of the house...that is a spruce/pine type of tree painted on.

On the way home we glanced and back behind the house, is a small Quonset hut and it has a tree painted across the front of it.

I just sat here and got on google earth and took the street view through here and could see this on there...so we have passed it before and not noticed it.

I hope you will take the time to enlarge these and see the details...whoever did this did a wonderful job.

13 comments:

George said...

This is absolutely amazing. I'm glad you went back to get these pictures.

Ginny said...

I am so glad that you were so observant, this is AWESOME!!! I would love to know about the people who live here.

Ginny said...

P.S. I agree with George...a true blogger ALWAYS turns around, aren't we so lucky that our husbands indulge us?

Deb said...

Now that's cool! Thanks for getting those photos and sharing Rose. Clever, clever art!!

Mary said...

Wow...that is amazing! I thought they were real, but knew they couldn't be. How artistic!

Sandra said...

i love them, in the first shot i thought it was a real tree growing close to the house. amazing. my son did this to his lanai, he does air brush painting, he painted a jungle on the wall, with monkeys peering out from behind banana trees and a tiger and then the jungle trees went up and across the roof. i was using film back then and somewhere i have a photo in a book.

don said...

These are remarkable trees. Fine series.

Naquillity said...

what a great find Rose~ i love murals. they add so much character to the places they're painted on. plus these trees being painted on a house isn't something you see everyday...

looks like you spent some quiet time with nature/ wildlife (post below)... if you'd like to see a picture of some great blue heron stop by my blog and see 5 heron/ six nests of eight... they were in a sycamore tree caring for their young. they're beautiful birds... hope all is well. have a great day~

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I had to take a second look before I noticed the trees were painted on. The owner has a quirky sense of humor! I'm glad you got these great shots to show us!

Linda G. said...

Very cool! I am glad that you turned around to capture these photographs.

Marie said...

Oh, that's fabulous! How creative and interesting!

EG CameraGirl said...

I have never seen this before! Totally amazing!

Susan said...

Amazing and so artistic. One of a kind!

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