Wednesday, April 27, 2016

GOOD FENCES


Fences from Mount Vernon.























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26 comments:

  1. I understand that living fences are commonly used in England.

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  2. In my childhood home we used to have fence like this.. :)

    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  3. Hello Denise,
    I have so enjoyed your Mount Vernon series. Great shots and info.
    My own visit was very different. Long time ago and I cycled there from D.C. along the Potomac. Arrived at 9 am - no visitors yet, so I had the place to myself for a few hours. Was his shaving gear still on the landing? And did you sit in one of the row of rocking chairs overlooking the river? And what became of the Mulberry tree he planted? Is that still there?
    It looks like there has been a great deal of development since my visit. One has to admire the DAR, who had the foresight to buy it for the nation.

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  4. Great old rail fences. They took a lot of work to build but would last forever. The prairies don't have rail fences!!!

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  5. What a beautiful, peaceful place!

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  6. Interesting fences of all sorts... I love those wooden fences on the green fields and pastures, they look very countrylike!

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  7. nice woody fence. Kinda hard to find here

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  8. I love your choise of fence-photos. A living fence contributes a unique beauty to the landscape!

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  9. Hedge Laying to make a solid 'living fence' is a dying art. Its very hard work.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  10. Belas fotografias de que gostei bastante, bom trabalho.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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  11. Hello Denise, pretty series of fence shots. It is a lovely place to visit. Enjoy your day!

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  12. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL....Mt. Vernon was a favorite place to tour back in my youth!!!

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  13. love this place so much!! i am going to put up a living fence on one side of us....where some really annoying neighbors live :D

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  14. i just LOVE this fence... old and beautiful and so much character. i love the second photo, the big red roof in relationship to the fence. gorgeous

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  15. well, i certainly enjoyed his non-live fences, too. :)

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  16. Fantastic fences. I love fences with personality.

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  17. They are beautiful fences. My grandparents found live fences on their farm when they bought it- hedges of trees that almost completely surrounded the house. As it turns out, those hedges provided a shield of insulation against winter winds and helped keep snowdrifts away from around the house.

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  18. What a wonderful fence presentation filled with so much history. I learn something new each day.

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  19. Lovely photos. I like the greenery more so than the fences. Lol.

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  20. Such lovely, rustic fences. Your photos were just wonderful.

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  21. Hi Denise, Very interesting post about Washington's "live" fences. Enjoyed all the photos!

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  22. There is something homely about these fences - I like them.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Living fences are great. Must try and take some snaps for a future post,

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