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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fences

"The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in."
~Bill Copeland


"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow."
~Norman Vincent Peale


Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
                                    ~Robert Frost

"A good neighbor is a fellow who
smiles at you over the back fence,
but doesn't climb over it."
~Bugs Baer


34 comments:

texwisgirl said...

The first two quotes opened the gate and we were ready to charge through, then the last two closed us back into our own little space again. Just like events in life...

Farm Girl said...

Fences are good to have, but like in the case today, I was watching as a little boy came running through the pasture chasing my neighbors rooster. He shot though my fence into my yard, I thought as I watched, fences are good unless you are a boy, then they just get in the way. I am glad for little boys who don't see fences. :)

Patrice said...

I've heard the saying "Good fences make good neighbors" many times. There is some truth to that. I like the horse picture!

Leah J. Utas said...

Good fences pics.

Out on the prairie said...

Build a little fence of trust around today; Fill the space with loving deeds, And therein stay.

CountryDreaming said...

Another quote: Country fences look absolutely beautiful in photos ... Yours certainly are magnificent, Dawn! And that horse is just so precious. As for me, "Don't fence me in" also comes to mind.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

My mother use to say " Fences make good neighbors." Wonderful photos.

Deb said...

love your fences....love the quotes....

Farmchick said...

Funny, but very truthful quotes.

Meg said...

I love the last one. It's so true! LOL!

Bleeding Healer said...

Ah so beautiful...You took an ordinary fence and made it so meaningful..that's an art!!!

nick said...

This post is quite a-fencive

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

In or out? Sometimes, I'm walking the fence, trying to decide. :)

Dawn said...

Nancy....Me Too!

Alli said...

I am not much for fences. In fact, I could probably stand to build a few more to avoid certain dangers. Beautiful quotes.

Randy said...

Wonderful post and photos! Have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Hilary said...

Wow! That's a wonderful series of shots (and quotes) but I especially love the first one. It's perfect!

Allison said...

That first pic is gorgeous, Dawn. Beautiful Canada!

Marcelle said...

gREAT PHOTO'S!!!

Changes in the wind said...

I like boundaries so fences are okay with me...great pictures.

Judy said...

Beautiful fence photos and quotes.

Paul C said...

There are some perceptive observations about human nature in those quotations. Sometimes, however, you just want to tear them down.

Lynette said...

In some of the cities in South Africa the crime rate is so high that people barracade themselves behind high walls with electric wire on top. It sometimes look like jails. I still love the wide open spaces and freedom of fenceless properties.

Stuff could be worse said...

These are great quotes, Fences!
kim

Trisha said...

I love the last one the most :) I also agree with the quote too!!

Barbie said...

I have a post and rail fence here at home. I will take a photo of it for you and send it through via email. I just love my fence ;)

Tracy said...

Dawn,
the photos are really lovely and I like the quote about not taking a fence down until you know why it was put up...I guess that could go for a lot of situations in our life!
Happy Day Dawn...

sage said...

I really like the Robert Frost quote, and the horse!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I adore the pic of the barn through the fence!

Country Mouse Studio said...

Thanks for inquiring about me. I've been recovering and am going to start back slowly. What a perfect place to start at your blog which always gives me so much to think about :O)
I love that horse it looks so friendly and the quote about not taking a fence down. That holds a lot of wisdom.

Pat Tillett said...

"Good fences make good neighbors."- Robert Frost

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jimmy said...

Love the fence pictures and the horse looking over, as mentioned above Good fences make good neighbors I have heard more than once.

Rick said...

Reminded me of a song from a ways back:

And the sign says "Anybody caught trespassing will be shot on sight"
So I jumped the fence and I yelled at the house
Hey! What gives you the right!
To put up a fence and keep me out, or to keep Mother Nature in
If God was here, he'd tell it to your face, man, you're some kind of sinner !

Beautiful photos, and quotes.

SKIZO said...

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This Wonderful work with us
Good creations