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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 7, 2011

Friday Fences - A Swedish Garden

Strangely enough, this rather homely vegetable garden fence is on the grounds of a rather grand family estate in southern Sweden, Lofstad Slott. I think this is a variation of wattle fencing where supple branches are woven together to make different fence designs.

And then a bonus photo of this small cottage to the left of the garden. The red paint is quite typical of southern Sweden because the paint is made from local minerals like iron oxide.


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:

joanygee said...

Looks beautiful!

Tracy said...

very serene. I just love that look.

Living Life said...

How quaint and very unique too! I am really enjoying seeing your photos from your trip Faye! You got so many beautiful photos!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A lot of work went into making that fence. It's almost a work of art!

This Fence Knows Riddles

Jan n Jer said...

How cool is that fence made out of sticks...I love it. I coulde make the quaint little cottage my home, so cute n cozy looking! Thanks for playing Faye

Sayre said...

I love that fence! You do find some beautiful places...

Debs Carr said...

Very inspirational pictures & so beautiful.

Pam said...

Hi Faye, what a delighful way to repurpose found sticks into an organic garden fence.
I love the homemade look.

Hugs,
Pam

mountain mama said...

wow, that is so cool! i love the natural wood!

Tricia said...

Yes, nice fencing... i really like it, very quaint! =)

ari_1965 said...

I like the wattle fencing. I wonder how sturdy it is?

Ebie said...

And the fence created beautiful shadows!

MarieElizabeth said...

I like that it looks like they used fallen branches to make the fence. Re-using creatively.