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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 22, 2013

Friday Fences - Russian Village



September 2012 - these photos of  village fences were taken through a tour bus window as we traveled through the northern Russian countryside to the town of Kirillov to visit the 14th century Monastery of St. Cyril.  This part of Russia is known for its traditional woodworking.  That skill is reflected in the decorative designs on very simple village houses and fences, with this blue-green being a favorite paint color:



Sometimes in the poorer villages only the fronts of homes would be painted with rest of the house left to weather naturally.  This is the back part of  a village as seen from the White Lake:


Linking to Friday Fences at Life According to Jan and Jer .

12 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Pretty shots!

Rose said...

That second shot, the place has so much decoration...trim or what ever you call it. Wonderful That would be the trip of a lifetime.

Jan n Jer said...

They sure do like bright fences...great shots Faye!

Sayre said...

I love the blue fences!

Marie said...

Some awesome and cheerful fences...they love color as much as Sonoran desert people do! :-)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love the fences and the fancy woodwork - and the story about the backs of the houses not being painted. One time we painted our two story Victorian house - by ourselves - and we painted the back first because we were afraid that if we painted the front first we would quit and not do the back. It worked - the whole house got painted.

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty fences and a good look at the lovely neighborhood.

Tricia Hays said...

Very creative with their fences =)

Brian King said...

I do like the simple homes, but I'm not too sure about that blue-green fence color! :-) If somebody used that here, we'd think they were crazy.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i was going to say an orange fence? but i guess it is more of a tan or stained fence, right? nice fences. ( :

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Fun to see the brightly colored fences of Russia. Would not be my choice for a fence but I do love that color.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, that´s some colorful fences.

Re your question about the yellow colors in sweden. Never heard of a name for it. I think that color is a variety of yellows.
You can read about Falured here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falu_red