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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Fences - Locust Grove Split Rail


Locust Grove is a late 1700s historic home and farm within the city limits of Louisville, Kentucky. I was out there earlier in the fall to check out their annual antiques market and get some photos of the grounds. Stretching along the road side of the farm is the most amazing split rail fence. When Janis started the Friday Fences meme knew I wanted to get some photos of this fence when fall was in full swing.

The fence begins up near the side entrance in a little grove. The amazing thing about this fence is how different it looks from various perspectives.



Friday Fences is a new meme hosted by my good blog friend Janis at Life According to Jan and Jer . Go there to sign up or check out the fences shared by other players.

13 comments:

Rose said...

I love these fences, but always imagine having to mow around them. What a job that would be.

TexWisGirl said...

love this! but, yes, i agree with rose - they'd be a nightmare to clean up around!

Sayre said...

Cool! We also have a farm (1800s) with split rail fences in our town. I've always loved it.

Carletta said...

What a wonderful fence! A lot of hard work went into this one.
The fall leaves scattered on the ground makes a lovely rustic scene.
Carletta@Round The Bend

Jan n Jer said...

This looks like the fences they have in Gettysburg Pa. around the battlefield. It has a certain name but can't remember it. I too love the different angles. Great shot Faye...thanks for playing today!

Beth said...

i really love these kind of fences. guess it is the norm around here in VA. thanks for stopping by my blog. have a good weekend. (:

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Fantastic, I have never seen a fence like this before. I love how different it looks from different angles.

Ebie said...

I have never seen this kind of fence, its like an art work. A lot of effort, a labor of love.

Ramona said...

Wow! what a fabulous fence. There is nothing like that around here.
Thanks for popping by my blog, I am really enjoying 'meeting' wonderful new people.

Inger-M said...

I've never seen a fence like that. It's beautiful in shape, color and texture!

Debs Carr said...

How unusual. I've never seen a fence like that before.

Bruce Clark said...

I love spilt rail fences and you rarely see them here in my little corner of Connecticut. Very nice photos.

Bridget Larsen said...

Oh My word I love that fence
Bridget #36