Thursday, June 23, 2016

FENCES, SKIES AND FIVES

 

These are photos of an old greenhouse that is on the grounds of Oatlands Plantation near Leesburg.  From this angle I was able to take a good amount of sky through the roof.  I thought I would also share photos from inside.  


All I could find out on line was that it was built in 1810, and is said to be the oldest standing greenhouse in the south.  I hope to go on an actual guided tour on my next visit, where I hope to find out more.







Here are more skies from that day....




and some fences of course.












Here are five links for you to view.

1) Did you ever wonder why there are no monkeys native to North America?  Well no, neither did I, until I read this very interesting article here.

2) A fascinating story and video about the crab horde that gathers in Australia here.

3) Any fans of Kris Kristofferson out there?   He is now 80 years old.  He was being treated for Altzheimers but they not so long ago discovered he actually had lime disease.  After three weeks of treatment 'he was back'. You can read about him here.


4) Amazing photographs from the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Competition Part II here.


5) Heartwarming photos here, some I have seen, some not.  


A fence for Theresa at Good Fences, sky photos for the team over at SkyWatch Friday and five photos for Tanya at Willy-Nilly Friday Five, with my grateful thanks to our hosts. You can visit other participants if you click on their names.

24 comments:

  1. It is a shame they let that greenhouse go to ruin! It is beautiful, and a valuable piece of history. They should fix it up and put flowers in it! I think even more people would come, and the flowers would be an added attraction.

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  2. I love the blue skies from inside the greenhouse it certainly is quite some age and there are great fences as well. I watched all the links I don't know it took me ages with gorgeous photographs to see and with some heartwarming photographs. Thank you for sharing

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  3. I love the textures in the old building. The fence is a beauty too.

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  4. Hi Denise, what a super old greenhouse and building, what secrets does it hold I wonder. Love the article on the monkeys.
    Regards John

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  5. I like the fence in the last and penultimate pictures.

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  6. Excelente trabalho e boas fotografias.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  7. That is really nice! Love your photos of the old building. Seeing in the sky when you are inside it, wow!

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  8. Hello, interesting tour of the old greenhouse. I love the sky and fence shots. Very pretty. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  9. really pretty. love the old greenhouse walls!

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  10. oh how i would love to tour this place.. i would like to own that green house, put some glass in the panes and use it for reading and spending time in front of the fireplace. just as it is, no fixing it up except the glass. love the skies and the lethal looking fence. not easy to go over that one safely.... i am so glad to hear that about Kris K... happy for him. my hubby will be 80 Oct 1... did not know they are the same age

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  11. The technology for a green house in 1810 was certainly different than today's . For a northern boy like me I wonder why they needed a green house.

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  12. Hello Denise!:) Interesting photos of the greenhouse, and I love the white fencing. Now I'm going to see your five links and get back to you.

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  13. I love the greenhouse, Denise, and your sky and fence captures are gorgeous!

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  14. The old greenhouse is quite appealing!

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  15. What a treasure chest today, D! Greenhouse with a fireplace - cool

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  16. Wow, those photos of the greenhouse look like they could have been taken in Europe! Such a pretty ensemble.

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  17. I love the exposed stonework in this old building! Great photos of the fence too!

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  18. What a neat place...how cool it would be to know more history. I just read about Kris this morning and I thought how strange that it wasn't diagnosed sooner. I have known only one person in my whole life that had lime disease. Have a great day, Denise!

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  19. I love the photos of that old greenhouse! You hit the jackpot, Denise!

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  20. What a fabulous old greenhouse! I would love to walk around inside...and out! Love that pretty fence too! Hugs!

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  21. I'd love to have that greenhouse, certainly wouldn't change those walls! The last photo of the fence appeals to me, with the soft leaves of the creeper softening the spikey uprights.

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  22. What poignant photos of the old greenhouse. It's sad but still beautiful in it's decay. Loved the shot of the chimney.
    Such an interesting fence with the double row of spikes. I will check out your 5 links, they sound interesting.

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  23. I remember that greenhouse. Your pictures of it are much better than mine.

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