Along with the fencerows, fields and barns that are part of our landscape, are the fences. In fact, the more I look, the more I notice different styles of fences, in many different situations. Here are a few from my drive around some rural concessions the other day.
This is one of my favourite views across the rural countryside around here, nicely framed by trees and the old fence itself, along this fencerow. No nice red barn in the distance, but at least it's a nice view.
This is one of my favourite cedar rail fences - this one obviously rebuilt relatively recently with double posts to hold the rails. And it seems to hold the snow when it comes, making for interesting pictures.
Just down the road I noticed these horses, at a large riding establishment, framed by this fence and some big old Sugar Maples. Notice the electric fence for the horses, about 6 feet inside the old cedar rail fence.
A short stretch of recently built cedar rail fence beside a driveway, with an even more recent bit of dry-stone walling in front.
And here's some detail of our own little bit of fence. I put up the horizontal rails on this simply by using 4, 5, or 6" deck screws. Worked really well..
Ok, this isn't a fence, but it's a 'fence-to-be' - my own stockpile of cedar rails, waiting for me to build a second stretch of fence in the yard. It's not a high priority, and these all disappear beneath the tall grasses and goldenrod all summer, so I tend to forget them! Maybe next summer.
Weather Report - these would look very different today, as it's now been snowing for 6 or 7 hours. In contrast with the forecast of a cm. or two (less than an inch), we now have nearly 10 cm. (4 inches); the world has turned white again.