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.
- 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.