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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, November 9, 2012

Friday Fences - Louisville's Fleur-de-lis

Louisville was named for King Louis XVI when settled in 1778, in recognition of France's help during the Revolutionary War .  The city also took Louis' lily flower symbol, the fleur-de-lis.  Even today it still remains our most loved symbol as on this fence in historic Old Louisville:

Or on a plaque in a garden in the historic district:

Now to see more Friday Fences, or add your own, go to our host Janis' site at Life According to Jan and Jer .


Carletta said...

The black iron fences are very elegant but I'm more fond of those painted vine covered fences in the last shot! Lots of charm in that little garden.

Marleen said...

The iron fence is beautiful, lovely pictures.

Jan n Jer said...

Love your perspective on the first shot Faye...the fence is beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty fence! gonna have to share this post with a pal in louisiana. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I have to agree with Carletta. The iron fences are pretty but my favorites are the wooden fences covered with vines.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous ornamental fence! I like the intricate work!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

glad you gave us some close-ups. decorative fences. so fun!

finally getting around to commenting on this FF ... away for an anniversary trip. big hugs. (:

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I love the iron fences as I do not see that many only the farmers type in my part of life land .

So I am to differ with Brian. Sorry Brian.

To me the iron rods are classy.

Anne Mackle said...

I love these iron fences.