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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.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Friday Fences - on 4th Street


I know promised to quit dipping into photo archives from a July gardening tour of Old Louisville, but life has interfered with me getting out to find new fences. Plus, there's just so many good examples of beautiful fences and homes in Louisville's old Victorian neighborhood. Just a few within a couple of blocks on 4th Street:

This beauty that looks like a verdigris green finish on wrought iron leads into a garden.  The flower scroll design is echoed in the side fence panels:



Why I do believe we could be in New Aw'leans! Not surprising that this house and fence would remind us of New Orleans since both cities share a deep French heritage that's reflected definitely in the architecture. Another fence closeup shows off the graceful wrought iron design and promise of a great garden behind the fence:

Now for more examples of unique fences from all over, or to share your entry, be sure to stop by our host Janis' place at Life According to Jan and Jer . And I'm sure she wouldn't mind if, like me, you need to dip into the photo archives for some fences!

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they really are beautiful fences and gates - and very fitting for the architecture and greenery surrounding the property.

Living Life said...

Beautiful wrought iron works! Not something we see around here in these neck of the woods!

Beth said...

gorgeous homes & fences. wow!!! (:

Marie said...

That gate is one of the prettiest wrought iron gates I have ever seen! It's so beautifully crafted. SO GLAD you decided to share it tonight!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the fence with the greenish color. It's just gorgeous.
To answer your question about the white horse...I thought he looked ribby too. But I'm sure he is well fed and cared for as the whole place is beautifully taken care of.

Elaine said...

I do like wrought ironwork and these are pretty special works of art.

Brian King said...

Beautiful ornamental fences and gates! A lot of work went into making those.

NatureFootstep said...

o, that is a great worked fence and gate. Love that work. And your shots. :)

Ramona said...

No compalints here, I love the fences you're putting up. And, that's why we have archives, for those times when life gets in the way.
I too have delved into my archives for next weeks FF, and dug out the tree top walk we did a couple of years ago, thanks for the idea ;-)

Marleen said...

Wow, I love these fences!

Andy said...

The archives are there for a reason. If they were bad photos you would have deleted them long ago. Instead you have saved them for the right time to post. This is a great variety of fences you have shown today. Keep on clicking.

Tanya said...

gorgeous detail! i had to dip into the old archives too!

Linda said...

Never apologize for dipping into the archives for photos like this! Great work on those fences...I love the ornate ones. I am definitely going to be snapping away when we get back to Charleston in November!

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures with some beautiful "fence" / doors you show.
Thank you for visiting my book.
I live only a few miles from areas where there are goats / sheep ..... love to move there.
Wish you a good weekend :)
Hanne Bente

Dianna said...

Beautiful fences! I love verdigris.

Yours are much more elaborate than the one I featured today!! ;)

Jan n Jer said...

These are just beautiful Faye...Love the look of wrought iron! LOL...I don't mind pulling pics from your archives....I am going to do that very thing for my camera club challenge...would you believe we have to take a photo of a "Fence" haha

Revrunner said...

Oh yeah! Those are great examples.

Betsy Adams said...

Awesome fences and gates, Faye. Reminds me of Charleston. We visited Charleston and I loved seeing the old home and their fancy gates/fences..
Hugs,
Betsy

EG CameraGirl said...

My advice is to NOT stop now. These photos are GREAT! :)

Sarah Paul said...

Amazing how simple it can be to communicate with people and have them understand a certain topic, you made my day.

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