Thursday, June 5, 2014

Modern and Rustic

Note to self—running low on fences. Looks like it's time for a ramble!
 This is a flowering shrub of some sort that grows next to the fence in our back yard.
This is a terrible shot. Don't you love how that pole planted itself right in the middle of the picture? This is the only section that looked like it was made from limbs found laying around in the woods. Which, of course, is the most interesting part of the fence. The rest looks mostly like a normal old fence.

Linking to Good Fences

37 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh dear! I know how you feel about being low on photos. Me too. I am so anxious to take my camera on a REAL photo shoot! :)

It's frustrating when the best part of a photo op has something liking a pole right in the centre of it. :))

eileeninmd said...

The flowers are pretty! I like the crooked fence shot! Have a happy day!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...there was a crooked fence along a crooked mile...it had a crooked pole that made a crooked smile...[on my face] face didn't rhyme worth a poop this morning.

CJ said...

What an interesting fence, made from brambles. Nice photo ---well, except for the pole that jumped into your shot.

I used to think that as soon as I had a digital camera and could see my shots immediately, I wouldn't get photos like that, but sometimes I'm so focused on one part of the photo, I miss that odd thing in the background that would have moved in a second or els "duh" I could have snapped from a different angle. I'm pretty good at Photoshopping things out, but sometimes it's difficult or so time consuming, it isn't worth it.

CJ said...

I meant to add that I think that flowering shrub might be a spiraea. There are several different types ---the white might be bridal spiraea and the pink, I think is princess spiraea. There are other varieties, too. (I'm not a botanist, so I'm not absolutely certain about this.)

Beth said...

A very nice fence Roan!
The blossoms appear to be from a spirea bush. They are all in full bloom in Illinois right now.

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Tanya Breese said...

dumb pole!

TexWisGirl said...

looks very wind-swept! thanks for linking in, ms. roan!

Lois said...

The flowers are lovely. How dare that pole pick that spot!

bj said...

awwww....don't worry about that ole pole...that's life for ya. :)

Love the fence!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Crooked fences are awesome you took.
This made from Brambles. I live in the country so I can understand.


Nice to meet others with TexWisGirl
entry.

Mine is up.

marilyn said...

like this 'somewhat' stick fence....sad that it is going down...

Karen said...

I love that leaning log fence.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Gosh those are pretty flowers!

Those goofy poles photobomb my pictures quite frequently! ;-) Nevertheless, that's a great-looking rustic fence. I wonder, since you say it is the only section that looks like that, perhaps those were small trees that were growing there at one time and the barbed wire was put around it to enclose the area? Making use of materials already there. Just thinkin' off the top of my head...

~Lindy

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I'm low on photos, period. I need to get out and about soon! I've seen fences like this before..it is like the land owner just says enough already and props the fence up with the nearest tree branch he can find.

Halcyon said...

I didn't even really realize those old limbs were holding up a fence at first. A very interesting construction!

Gail Dixon said...

My grandfather built his fence with limbs from the woods. Every time I see one, which isn't often, I think of him. I think these are lovely!

RobinfromCA said...

I love that fence with the limbs making the posts! Sometimes it is so rude to find a pole or a sign in the middle of what would be the perfect picture!

Ruth Kelly said...

That is more like the leaning fence.

Cranberry Morning said...

Maybe they were trying to create a hedge row! :-)

Rose said...

I really need to go on a ramble, too...and I just don't seem to get it done.

I love fences like that...I did not really notice the pole because the fence captured my attention so.

Debby Ray said...

Oh my... what character that old fence has with the crooked growth keeping it up...who cares about the pole? I have taken many shots of that same white flower cluster. They are so beautiful and delicate.

Ginny said...

It is really interesting. Looks like maybe they repaired it with limbs and such for a homemade fix? But of course it doesn't stand up well, they need to fix it with some kind of poles or wooden stakes.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

thats a great photo

Felicia said...

pretty flower and fence shot. And of course they know when you want to take a picture so they photo bomb. Its ok its still a great capture.

Andrea Priebe said...

We need to see more of the fence in your back yard ... it looks to be very nice. That said your second fence has a lot of character to it ... you could clean that pole out with PS ... It wouldn't be easy, but it could be done. Actually, the fence controls my focus and the pole is just incidental. Fun stuff :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

forgetmenot said...

Looks like a spirea bush. That's quite a fence !!!! Mickie :)

Brian King said...

LOL! Maybe they had to improvise! It looks like it's been there a while.

Ida said...

Yep I'm going to be in need of a good fence hunting jaunt myself soon. - Very pretty flowers up against your fence and I liked the section with all the branches up against the fence as well.

Buttons said...

LOVE the leaning fence it does look natural. Great shots. B

Gert said...

Awesome fence!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

A reminder of the past.

Karen S. said...

Very nice, it's like an action fence photo!

Marie said...

I like both...they each have their own kind of charm.Pretty flowers, too.

bailey-road.com said...

I'd Photoshop that pole right out of the picture. The fence is really neat.

bettyl-NZ said...

There's always a pole in the interesting part of the shot! Great fence and really cute little flowers.