Thursday, May 17, 2012

Friday My Town Shoot Out - Fences/Gates

I am participating in Friday My Town Shoot Out! This weeks topic - Fences/Gates(!)


I came across an old stone fence in the woods along the Loveland Trail (Loveland, OH) that nature is taking back by brute force.

If a fence is made of stone is it more of a wall than a fence? It is not part of a building or anything. So, it wouldn't be THAT kind of wall. I hope it counts, cause I want to show it to you guys, because I think it is amazing. Take a look:














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  1. Oh, yes, it is amazing. The moss on the stones is fantastic.

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    1. Lois! Thanks so much for coming by! I am enjoying watching your travels around Cincy!!

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  2. An old stone fence is a real find! I wish I had come upon one this week, but no such luck. What a lot of work it must have been to build that.

    If there is a theme of "walls" you can revisit this because I think it applies to that as well!

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    1. LOL! Good idea - I can re-use this. I was jogging on a paved trail in the woods and I wandered down an unpaved one and voila!

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  3. That's a great find in the wood, the last shot is simply amazing, love it!

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    1. Thanks, Jama. I liked the texture of the moss too. I felt it and it was like a terry cloth towel.

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  4. It sure does count to me. Our old wooden fences disappear pretty quickly but those stone fences were made to last. Well, it's still there! Wonderful reminder that nature will re-possess what we don't maintain. Love the first and last shots!

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    1. Thank you so much, Pauline! Makes me wonder how old it is...

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  5. Every time I see fences like this it made me wonder who put it there and for sure those times it takes a lot of time to bring these stones to where they put it. Awesome find!

    Kim,USA

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    1. I thought the same thing...a lot of back-breaking work...and now it is just sitting in the woods...

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  6. I love to walk unpaved roads and small trails into woods even better. what a lucky find and good cognitive thoughts to equate it to our FSO. even if an old foundation / a wall / a rail / a fence - I don't see much difference. good shooting....

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    1. Thanks Ginger! I was not sure fence/wall, but I wanted to show these to everybody...the way the tree is eating the stone!

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  7. Great find! I love these places too. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Lucie! Appreciate you coming by!

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  8. That indeed is a fence. It keeps something in/or something out. Looks like a fence to me. It is beautiful. Real photography subject.
    QMM

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    1. Thanks QMM, I was delighted to find it!

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  9. I love those old stone walls, er excuse me, fences! I'm not taking part in the meme, but can't imagine anyone not loving this... it serves as a fence... and it's beautiful.

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  10. I love this, Libby. Great pictures and a good mystery to go with it - the perfect combination ;)

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    1. Thanks Barb. If I EVER get time, I want to go by the town historical society and see whether the woman who works there knows anything about this...

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  11. that's really very beautiiful. ANd I do treasure such insights into nature as I haven't been getting out much. at least much past the back yard....

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    1. Grab a notebook and go write in the woods :)

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  12. Lovely photos, it's hard to think of a wall as a living thing. But they must house so much life in between their cracks and crevices.

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    1. You're right - it is being re-absorbed!

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  13. It does make you want to know the story ..doesn't it Libby?..Michelle

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    1. I am so curious about what this was! I think it may be related to the old railroad...but then again it is so close to the river. Maybe there used to be a bridge here...

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  14. Excellent find, and yes, I think it counts as a fence. It's quite lovely. Great photos.

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  15. We have so many stone walls that act as fences it was really hard not to go this direction with my post. I'm glad you did because this wall that nature is repurposing is gorgeous! I'm a big fan of moss.

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    1. I know! I was tempted to take a few stones home - but, I didn't! For one thing, they would way a lot! (Plus, you're not supposed to plunder public spaces _ LOL!)

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  16. It looks like it has been there for a very, VERY long while. Nice find!

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  17. That wall -- and I think walls qualify as fences -- has really become integrated by nature/

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    1. Its easy to miss it actually because it blends in so much.

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  18. love the lush green, mossy goodness of these images!

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