The stuff people leave behind

Desks, chairs, tables, other odd pieces of furniture. Recently saw a pool table. Framed photos of Hollywood movie stars from the 1930s and 40s. Decorative wall hangings. And often bags of trash. Shampoo, Deck chairs with their cushions. Litter boxes for cats. Lawnmowers.

Most houses I photograph have current occupants and all their usual stuff. But some houses are vacant and many contain castoffs. And these things make me wonder about the stories behind the vacant houses. Did the owners have to move in a hurry? No room in the next house for old furniture? The realtors probably know, but I try not to be nosy. I'm sure they have seen it all.