Friday, November 7, 2008

FRIDAY FENCE POST # 8

I'm learning something about fences as the weeks go by: Unkempt, decrepit fences are much more interesting than "pretty" ones. In fact, pretty fences can be downright boring.

No worries, though. There are lots and lots of "interesting" fences around!

Here are today's:



Patchwork




Curling up with a Fence




Who's holding up whom?




Vines al Fresco




Not Quite White




Speckled Post


Marcel Proust said, "The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new places, but in seeing with new eyes”. I was thinking about that the other day, and realized that's part of what affects me when I look for the fences I photograph. The patchwork fence in today's post is one I have driven by at least once or twice a week for nearly a decade, and yet I never even noticed it until I started the Friday Fence Posts.

In some way, I hope these posts do the same for others. New eyes see new things, even in places we've looked many, many times.

2 comments:

Contrariwise said...

Cool patchwork fence!

You're right. They ARE more interesting than boring white picket fences.

(But perhaps they wouldn't seem as picturesque if they were next door. lol)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Peeling paint on the right subject is always charming...lends character. :0)

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