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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, February 17, 2012

Friday Fences - New England Garden Whimsy



Behind this graceful garden gate you'll find the hand of a gardener with a great sense of humor and talent for combining a stunning variety of plants. Nestled up against the garden fence, I spotted this "stacking" turtle water fountain. What were they thinking? "Okay boys, let's just keep climbing up on each others' backs and surely we'll be able to reach the gate latch and blow this joint!"

If you like this image, scroll down to the Valentine's Day post earlier this week for the huge terra cotta salamander entwined in the passion flower vine on the fence in this same garden. (photos taken on a late 90s garden tour of New England)

Be sure to check out the ever growing list of Friday Fence photographers on our host Janis' webpage, Life According to Jan and Jer .

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very cute. :)

Lesley said...

That tree is certainly hugging the arched stone wall!

Donna said...

Love that top gate. 'Whimsy' is the best design!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful!

Regards and best wishes

Beth said...

faye, you have find the greatest fences. what a lovely outdoors there. so pretty. i love stone fences. around here in virginia... we see these a lot ...but they never get old. so pretty. (:

Jan n Jer said...

How charming...whimsy is the perfect word for this shot Faye!

Bridget Larsen said...

LOL love your turtle thoughts, too cute
Bridget #42

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the picture of the rock fence and the white gate. Cute climbing turtle too.

George said...

I really like the gate to this garden, but the stacked turtles are pretty neat.

Ebie said...

How cool is that? Turtles stacking on top of each other! I sure love that lattice fence, a leaning place for climbing plants, too.

The flowers were taken last week. Southern California, especially in the Los Angeles area, we almost have an all year round flowers. We are so fortunate. The magnolias are in full bloom, next month will be the wisteria. The cactus garden are teeming with their bright flowers. In a couple of months, if we have enough rainfall, the mountains will be filled with gold fields and other wild flowers.

Rebecca said...

Adorable, I expect to see the 7 dwarves heading off ot work out of that gate!

Nature in the Burbs said...

What a nice garden and quaint fence. Love those turtles and the way you described them!

Liz said...

Lovely! I like that gate.

NatureFootstep said...

that´s a nice entrence to the garden. And such adorable turtles. :)

Thanks for the kind words on NF Memes. Maybe some day I open them again. Then I´ll have you in mind. :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That gate looks so inviting, I just want to walk right through!


Waiting for the Women at the Fence

Carletta said...

The stone does it for me - lovely!
I like the turtles too and hope to add a few whimiscal creatures to my flower beds this summer.