Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Good Fences - #26 - Entryway




GOOD FENCES


Welcome Ye Olde- Entryway!


I like arriving early, before the crowds flock the entryway.


Once we walk through this gate, we escape to another time, quenching our thirst for history.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." -  Soren Kierkegaard







A stone's throw away to paradise, 
awaits in your own space.







"Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else." -  Tom Stoppard



Ah yes, we heard their giggles first, even over the noise rising from the football fields behind us.  We knew what was hiding behind this fence.


Secret Garden- Enter here.

"For the entrance is low: we must stoop till we are no taller than children to get in." C. S. Lewis



Entryway, or rather an opening to the Gateway of beauty within the picturesque Black Hills of South Dakota. 






"You seldom, if ever, get lucky sitting down." - Zig Ziglar






You can check out other Good Fences here.


27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the old stone columns! love 'em all!

Rose said...

I like the secret garden one a lot...the first gate is beautiful, but that second shot with the stone columns is the one I really, really wish were my own!

EG CameraGirl said...

A neat collection of fences and I LOVE the Zig Ziglar quote.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

I like it!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful. Love the golden glow of the sun in that last photo.

Cloudia said...

nice fencing!




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sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Nice selection of fences you took.

I like all of them.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is a great post in picture and word.

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful photos Karen and lovely quotes. A magical place!

Ida said...

A really great selection of fences here. I enjoyed them all and the quotes that you put with them.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love how you used a theme of opening an entryway to a new, learning, beautiful world this week!!

Especially the secret garden...AND the S. D. scenery [my father was born in South Dakota]

JJ said...

Karen: Your pictures are terrific as always. Any blogger who quotes Kierkegaard and Ziglar in the same post is special. I love your blog. Always interesting. Always superb!

Filip and Kristel said...

That's a very nice looking house on the second picture.

Greetings,
Filip

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I see your shadow in that last one. Is that house looking out over a lake, or a snowy field?
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Pat said...

Lovely places. I like the fence on the steep slope.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

nice collection of sentiments.

love the last photo...love it when the photographer includes his shadow as an accent.

Karen S. said...

Thunder, It's a snowy frozen over lake. Green Lake where Spicer Castle is just on the hill, you see a small portion of it! This very lake has been carved up and ice hauled to St. Paul, Mn where it was put to use in the building of Winter Ice Castles in downtown St. Paul.

Ruth Kelly said...

That secret garden looks so overgrown that you couldn't walk thru it.

The Silver Fox said...

Very nice collection!

eileeninmd said...

Great collection of fence and gates.. the stone columns are my favorite.. A lovely view on the last shot.. Enjoy your evening!

Debbie said...

a grand and welcoming entry, begging for you to come inside!!!

orchid Miyako said...

What gorgeous collections of fences, Karen♡♡♡
Yes, my favorite is also the old stone columns and enjoyed the quotes very much:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Chandra said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog today. Lovely collection of photos with gates and fences. And, thanks for stopping by mine.

Peace :)

Ekta Khetan said...

door to doors and gates..lovely description n narration there. The pics are very well shot and makes you nostalgic.

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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

These are great. The difference between the beautiful grounds and the industrial tanks is quite a contrast.

Hugs,
Kathy M.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Very well done!

Diana said...

Loving the variety here.

Diana