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Friday’s Fences – And Horses

During our recent trip to Martinsville, I was, of course, on the lookout for countryside fences.

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This one came with a bonus: horses!

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One was more interested in us than lunch.

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Friday’s Fences – Pretty In Purple

For Friday’s Fences this week, a little section of fence in town, all decked out in purple.

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I see asters in the back, purple heart in front and a couple of purple-blue petunias in the middle.

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Random? Or carefully thought out and planted?

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Friday’s Fences – Out In The Country

A couple of pictures of fences on either side of a driveway, out in the country.

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They were close to the road, so I wasn’t able to get both sides in the same picture. I’m guessing that many years ago, they were white.

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I didn’t want to venture down the driveway, but, from the road, I couldn’t see any remnants of a house.

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Friday’s Fences – And A Wedding Story

This beautiful old home, built in the mid 1700’s, is located a few miles outside of town.

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I love the brick columns and weathered white fence.

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Several years ago, an elderly friend, who has since passed on, shared a story with me about this house.  I don’t recall the exact year, but I’m thinking around the turn of the century, the homeowner’s daughter’s wedding took place in the home. It was a winter wedding, in December, I believe. And the weather that day was bitterly cold and snowy.

My friend said she was told that there’s a fireplace in nearly every room of this old home, and on that day, there was a fire in every fireplace.

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My travels don’t take me in this direction often, but when I do pass by this old home, I remember that story and imagine how festive that day must have been.

And I also think of my sweet friend who shared the story.

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Friday’s Fences, Flowers And More

You may recall that my Friday’s Fences stash was dwindling to the point of being non-existent.  Fortunately, earlier this week, when Motor Man took me to the antique shop to get the Trip Journal, we happened upon this rustic fence just down the street.

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This was the other side of the driveway. We thought the flowers planted in the old tree stump was a neat idea.

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But, wait, there’s more! A chicken! At no extra charge!

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Friday’s Fences – Beauty On The Beach

Last week, Motor Man and I rode up on the beach at the Outer Banks. Even though it was a cloudy day, and we didn’t see many horses, there was beauty to be found on the beach.

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Same photo, but I used the “I’m Feeling Lucky” option in Picasa to edit it.

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 The edge of the surf almost has a lacy look to it in the next picture. This fence on the Virginia/North Carolina state line keeps the wild horses confined to their protected area.

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Speaking of horses, how about this beauty?

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This one had also been resting. Just as he stood, the wind caught his tail.

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It was definitely a scenic ride on the beach (no editing was done on this next photo).

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Friday’s Fences…On The Dunes

…and, it should come as no surprise, a horse!

These pictures were taken last Sunday on our trip to the Outer Banks.

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Although there isn’t too much left of this sand fence, it does qualify!

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(Motor Man, my stash of fence pictures is precariously low. We need a road trip soon, so they can be replenished…)

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