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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fence In....or Out


{Bridges} and Fences.
I have a thing for both.

They're quite similar.
Each has two sides.
And with each~you can be on either one.

Not every side is exciting.


At times you wish you were on the other side.
(Or not.)


And at times you just wish you could linger in the middle.


But eventually.... you have to choose.


Riding the fence isn't recommended.

Choose your side.


36 comments:

darlin said...

This is a tough call some days, sitting on the fence is so darn easy, well until you fall off that is! Great post once again my friend. It's hard to believe that you take all of your photos with a cell phone, what type of a phone do you have? I want one as good as yours! lol

Good night, it's so late already and I have another early morning in a few hours. These block week courses are so intense, but I'm going to see this one through! (I'll just leave the bag of Qtips downstairs, I didn't bother to put them all back in the box, you'll know what I mean when you see my post, that was too funny!)

Allison said...

This most definately speaks to me this morning, Dawn. I have my own fences and choices to make; thank you for reminding me to choose!

Tracy said...

a very thought provoking post...umm, never thought about life in those terms but quite fitting.
Thank you Dawn, and have a great day!

Nancy said...

There's one thing I'm never guilty of is riding the fence. I'm on one side or the other. It's either a gift or a curse... I haven't yet decided! :)

Tiggeriffic said...

Riding on the fence ~ WOW that was good reading and the pictures were awesome.. I don't ride on the fence and glad I don't.. I think I would fall off that fence leaning so much from one side to the other ~ a person could get hurt that way. Thanks for you thoughts and your comments on my blog..
Have a tiggeriffic day~!~! ta ta for now from Iowa

Leah J. Utas said...

Choose your side. Wise words.

texwisgirl said...

Great post and wonderful photos, as always. Like darlin said, I can't believe you get these kinds of gorgeous pix with your cell. :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I wish I was on the side with that black horse in the background. :) Wait, you take these with your cell phone?! I'm even more impressed now.

vintch said...

perfect for me this morning. just choose. something. anything. i love it. and those pictures are heavenly. i think the one that symbolizes standing in the middle is utterly breathtaking. nothing like sunshine on snow!

Out on the prairie said...

I have to be able to see both sides.When you choose one, it may be a rash decision and later you may find that greener grass on the other side.

Hilary said...

Wise advice.. and beautiful images.

Alli said...

Love the picture of the cows! So true.... Certain decisions make me want to linger a little longer in the middle than I truly am able to. I think we all have had our "the grass is greener....." moments.

ps- If you haven't before, check out Picnik You can edit photos there by uploading them (collage is available as soon as you hit "get started" - it's above the upload button). Good luck!

Roundabout said...

Such great advice! I don't "sit on the fence" very often, but there have been times I wish I would have took a moment to see what was on the other side before I leaped over. Live & learn I guess!
The pic of the cows at the fence makes me smile :)

Eyeliquor said...

That first photograph is amazing!
Beautiful!!

Deb said...

I love the way you think Dawn...I love fences and bridges also...each one unique in it's own way..

Jacob said...

Another wonderful series of photos...I love fences, too, but you've composed these shots so very well, and have so many interesting things going on...have you ever thought of putting together a book of your photos with your commentary?

nicole said...

Happy New Year. Love the header photo!

Farm Girl said...

Glad to see you like fences like I do, and really, I don't like it when I am sitting on the fence. :)

Cat said...

love it Dawn!
i am with you on the fences and bridges
I also like steps and doorways...the whole thing of going to the next place...
always love your pictures

love and light

Hope said...

isn't that the truth! great photo's. love the cows hehe! interesting how bridges and fences can appear to have similar meanings, and sometimes not. Sometimes removing a bridge will give you more privacy or silence where as removing a fence can give you the opposite.

thought provoking post...

Lynne H. said...

I don't do well riding on fences or straddling a bridge either..So I usually just leap-frog to one side or the other..

Great, insightful post Miss dawn:-)

Canyon Girl said...

I love your imagination and your eye for this world. Do you march to a different drummer of sorts? Anyway, this was a gorgeous and thought-provoking post. Thank you.--Inger

floweringmama said...

Hey Dawn, sometimes it's too easy to sit on the fence and not make a decision.

And I have a thing for old barns!

Judy said...

I totally believe in NOT riding the fence. I enjoyed this post and your photos.

Randy said...

What a wonderful post, very thoughtful indeed. I do love the photo of the sunrise and the barn. So very stunning.

beth said...

oh how i love fences, too....
i wrote once about how "are they really keeping things in or out" which goes back to which side are you on.....

i'm always on the fence....neither in or out.

LL said...

It's interesting to stand on each side of a fence and look at it from different perspectives. Perhaps it's a metaphor for life.

Rick said...

Another wonderful post ... or should I say posts ! ;-)

(I read all these comments thinking someone would jump on that p.u.n. but perhaps they were all sitting on the fence waiting for someone else to say it. or not.)

Within your words lies a lot of truth, of course, and a life lesson. The photos that accompany your words are absolutely fitting, and the other way around too !

this free bird said...

Amen!! No mamby pamby over here either.

xo,
C

Snappy Di said...

Love photographing fences. They can sometimes look so lonely, and other times friendly. The winter ones especially are lonesome. Poor things. LOL

Congratulations on your POTW over at The Smitten Image.

Di

Kelly H-Y said...

Clever post!

Country Mouse Studio said...

very true, love the photos and my favorite is the cows peeking

Moannie said...

Terrific post and great pictures.
Congratulations on a POTW mention.
Me...and fences? I always try to mend 'em.

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

Nice pics and lovely words. I would want to take down the fences. Congrats on POTW.

Christine said...

beautiful ~ congrats on potw

Pat Tillett said...

wonderful photos!
You really do well in the cold weather. I'm not sure that I could...