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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fences then and now

Humans have not changed their need for privacy over the years...the fences show this in detail.

In this one photo...a skip of multiple generations show a fence started in the early 1800's...and completed in the 20th century. Their was a need for the settlers to protect themselves from unknown intruders during the homestead period in the new world...there is a need today still to protect our property and our families from unknown intruders of a different sort but just as dangerous.

I am waiting for the day that both the old and the new fence can be torn down...I also realize that I am probably over optimistic.

Enjoy your Sunday!



TheEccentricLady said...

I do love the look of fences and am drawn to photograph them but do not want one on my property unless it is to enhance my garden. Everyone is welcome here :)

Sunny said...

Fences make great pictures but maybe the fence is to keep something in or maybe animals out of the garden.
No offence, ha-ha!
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Eccentric are ahead of the game! I like your openness!


Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...Only you are creative enough to come up with the pun..."No Offence"! I love your play on words.


nowimagrownup said...

I like pretty wooden fences around gardens and along walkways - but am not big on the privacy fences around yards. Although, with my love for dogs, I realize they are definitely necessary to keep miscreant pups in the yard sometimes :)

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...that is once good use for fences and I heartily agree.