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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, June 29, 2012

Friday Fences - Mending Some


Here's an idyllic scene in County Clare Ireland that my dear friend captured on her vacation there a few years ago. This old stone fence looks like it could stand some mending--especially if the cows decide to be a bit more energetic.


Meanwhile, you may have seen this highly symbolic photo recently. Queen Elizabeth II in Belfast shaking hands with a former Northern Ireland IRA commander, now deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness. Never too late to try to mend fences.

And for more Friday Fences-check out Life According to Jan and Jer for the full list of players.

15 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Mending fences is important in life---and I'm sure that we all have fences which need to be mended!!!!

I did read about Queen Elizabeth shaking hands with Martin McGuinness... That is a huge MEND!!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

What a true statement - we all could use some mending fences! I love the stone fences in Ireland - some of my favorite scenes from there involve fences...very nice photo!

TexWisGirl said...

ah, a great 'mending fences' segue. :)

Jan n Jer said...

Love the cows! Yep mending fences is so healing! Faye...go to my blog n click on "Digital photography school" on my side bar under blog list! They have great info on the most popular SLR cameras.

Beth said...

"mending fences" so important. never hold onto anything ... let it go. makes you feel tons better. why let years pass ... do it quick. like a bandaid. (:

heyBJK said...

Both great photos for fences with entirely different meanings! Stone fences are beautiful!

Carletta said...

Love the stone fence!
The Queen wore green - I'll bet that wasn't accidentally. :)

Elaine said...

Very clever! I have often holidayed in Ireland, it is a beautiful country.

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful statement Faye. Yes mending fences is not too late. And for a light note I like the color of the Queen's dress very pretty! ^_^ Thanks for the visit.

Kim, USA

Lesley said...

great take on the theme!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show. Wishing you a good weekend :)

Nancy Claeys said...

You are sharp, Faye! Love the comparison! :)

Amy Burzese said...

Idyllic it is and I love it. Cows always get my vote.

Nature in the Burbs said...

Great post! Loved your photos and descriptions.

Marie said...

Interesting witty post! :-) Thanks so much Faye for your kind comments concerning my surgery!