Friday, January 27, 2012

Don't Fence Me In!

What is it about a fence that attracts our attention?  Some of them are so decorative, but don't look like they would do much good at keeping people out, or animals in.  Maybe they just mark property lines.  I wonder...


Contrast the fences here in the US, with the fences I saw while in Ireland.  I climbed over several of these types of rock fences to get to the top of a hill for the best view of the island we were visiting.




I think the climb was worth it...what do you say?
Linking to Friday's Fences.

12 comments:

Lesley said...

Well worth the climb!
And I think I prefer the stone fences or walls to the wooden or or wire fencing that is so prominent here.

Dianna said...

Definitely worth the climb! Rock fences are so much easier to traverse than, say, barbed wire!

Beth said...

wow, that is a winding fence. it goes & goes. (:

Crafty Gardener said...

I love rock fences, great views after the climb

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

The climb was definitely worth it Linda! Glad you climbed over because we get to see the pictures. The stone fences in Ireland are awesome. I have never been there but I love to see them in pictures. Such a beautiful place you visited. The white fence with the holiday decor is very festive! Enjoy your Friday Linda!Linda just a thank you for the Name/URL option in your comment box, it makes it so much easier for me to comment :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

hi linda,

aw, that winding fence is beautiful as are your photos!
great series of images!

have a great weekend!
betty xo

Judy said...

I think the climb was worth it!! I look at those stone walls, and wonder how long people have been taking those stones out of the fields and piling them into the walls - there are a LOT of stones!!!

Rose said...

The climb was definitely worth it...love those rock fences and love that white, curving fence in the first shot.

James said...

I like the way the fence curves! Thanks for stopping by.

I know that blogging can be very time consuming You can participate in Weekend Reflections Friday, Saturday or Sunday. :)

Margaret said...

The Ireland fences are charming and just wonderful and I can't even imagine how much time I would spend photographing those splendid scenes!

Faye said...

I think you're right--some fences are just decorative or mark property lines--or in this case provide a welcome. Ah, the patchwork field of Ireland! Hard not to find a view worth climbing a fence to see.

Jan n Jer said...

Awesome shots...love the rock fences n that view was well worth the climb!!!