Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Fences - Hanging on to Summer

I took these photos in my neighborhood on December 1. The owners of this house had not gotten around to putting up a more seasonal decoration for this fanciful bench/doublewide bird houses. I'll walk by there in the next week or so to see if there's a Christmas wreath replacing the flower-decked hat.

Thought this was a very good example of a white picket fence and it goes very well with the house. I'd love to spend some time on that screened-in porch reading.

Snapped this fence closeup so you could admire the pineapple-shaped post caps. In the south U.S., the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality. That quirky bench, shade tree, and porch just invites visitors, doesn't it--especially when you don't want to say goodbye to summer.

Janis is our host for Friday Fences. Be sure to stop by her place and check out all the different fences everyone has spotted. It's funny how participating in these memes makes you take note. Just today I spotted two Christmas fences for next week.

14 comments:

Beth said...

i love those type of fences. so pretty. within the neighborhood we live in we are not allowed to have fences. silly i know. (:

Judy said...

I love all the crisp white! So well taken care of, and inviting, unseasonal hat and all. I think the last shot is my favourite, with the two sides of the fence branching off in different directions!! The pineapple is a sign of hospitality in a lot of areas. It can be found on gate posts in England, and often on quilts...

Jan n Jer said...

Nice shot Faye...I love the bench...a Christmas wreath would look so gorgeous there! Your right, all the things in your photo are so inviting. White picket fences are so quaint!

TexWisGirl said...

this place is the epitome of 'quaint'. just adorable, warm and welcoming. :)

Genie said...

It was not Thanksgiving visit. My son lives out in Seattle and this is the first time in 5 years he has been home. For some mystical reason he had a meeting in DC and I was on the lucky end of the deal. He came in Sat. nite, was here all day Sunday, and went back to DC Mon afternoon. So short but so wonderful. It was just the 2 of us at Tgiving. Your white picket fence is precious being that I had always wanted one. Maybe before I go to the happy hunting ground for old teachers I will have one. Can’t wait to see your Christmas ones. I have seen none here in this area. genie

Francisca said...

I've never heard of pineapples being a symbol of hospitality. That's so neat. And so is the white picket fence.

gtyyup said...

Classic shots for sure...beautiful neighborhood.

Ramona said...

Beautiful photos Faye. You're right, I would be oh so tempted to knock on that door. Everything about it says 'friendly people live here'.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

great fences photos. My mission for next year perhaps to get out and beyond and look for 'fences'. Who'd have thought....?! :)

Susan said...

Beautiful pictures. I love those fences, and with the pineapple ends are so cool!

EG Wow said...

Picket fences are so endearing!

guga said...

Bardzo miło u Ciebie:)))

Faye said...

Dziekuja za stronnikow moj blog, Guga.

vinylpicketfences said...

I adore white picket fences - they are so charming.

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