Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Tis the Reason

"One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others want you to be,
 rather than being yourself." 
Shannon L. Alder

So, if it's fences you like, or old photographs and historical places, whatever kicks your enthusiasm into gear, go for it.

Beginning today at 41 South Main Street, Ipswich, Essex County, MA.

Photo by Arthur C. Haskell

I think I've discovered a truly gifted photographer, Arthur C. Haskell, and I'd be completely charmed if I were to follow on the heels of any number of his adventures.

Linking to

The Reasons of Fences

36 East Main Street, (house and fence) Georgetown, Essex County, MA.

Any guesses as to the reason for this type of fencing?

The everyday unusual while often efficiently necessary, will forever catch my attention. We've all heard of bucket lists, and perhaps that's my mission, to visit the uniquely unusual within my travels.  No matter what country I'm in.

"Information in not knowledge." - Einstein
Be, wherever you are.

Who said fences for reason can't be charming?

Nob Hill and cable cars, how could you resist?

Sacramento Street gate and pylons.  Grace Cathedral, Crocker Fence, San Francisco. 

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."
Anita Desai

It appears the house is in disrepair but just imagine the stories linked to such a lovely fine crafted fence.

Photo from the Historic American Building Survey Arthur C. Haskell, photographer, Captain Bill Nelson Fence, 8 Elm Street, Georgetown, Essex County, MA.

Not your everyday fire lookout design.

Groundhog Mountain, with a view of the log fire lookout by the Virginia State Forest, photo taken summer of 1942.  The photos lists, "A buck or Yankee fence crosses the foreground with a snake fence in the background.

True nuts and bolts of fencing for reason.
On my recent visit to Alabama I was privileged to visit a military base, where in fact fences for reason, are vast.
 However, the area was sensitive and top secret to capture photos and share, allowed for my memory only.

But the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. allows many photos for viewing and sharing.

View showing double fence around launch area. Mount Gleason Nike Missile site, Angeles National Forest.

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."
Lao Tzu

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Lao Tzu

Enjoy your day, no matter where it takes you!


Christine said...

Great selection of fences & quotes! I think those three posts in the second picture are there instead of a gate & are removed to park the car in the driveway & replaced to keep it secure?

DeniseinVA said...

Great fence photos Karen and I enjoyed the quotes. Like Christine I thought the same reason for the posts.

Rose said...

I love the Library of Congress....spent a lot of time there this past week. I get in that mood every so often where I want to look at old photos, etc.

I love the fences in these shots.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, wonderful collection of fences and quotes. Great post, thanks for sharing. Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend ahead!

Buttons Thoughts said...

I have to say this is by far the coolest Good Fences I have seen. LOVE it. B

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:) A fine assortment of fences, and quotes.

RedPat said...

A great selection of fences, Karen!

Elephant's Child said...

An amazing collection.
So many different ways of achieving the same goal. Which we need to remember in a broader perspective.

Filip and Kristel said...

Great advise, alays be yourself. Not easy, we all have to live up to expectations. Where to find the balance.


humbird said...

Interesting photos! Enjoyed! More adventures to you, Karen!

TexWisGirl said...

a nice variety of fences. guessing the pylons are in place to allow pedestrians to walk thru but no vehicle passage.

Gail said...

I didn't find the answer for the purpose of the ties, bicycle rack, tying the toddlers down? Teasing.

Love the photos and the quotes!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Little Nell said...

Some of those fences are truly haunting!

Wendy said...

I love the design of old fences. You found some beauties.

sage said...

The quote "where ever you go becomes a part of you" resonates with me... and the three post in the walk are there to be removed so one can drive in, I would think.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...


I remember Nob Hill from long ago. I didn't mind walking up it. Driving on it in the rental car was something else, though!

Debbie said...

we have those posts on our bike path, they allow bikes and peeps thru but not cars!!! cool fences today, quaint and beautiful!!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Once again a diverse series of fences Karen, I'm going with the bollards are there to keep driveway clear.. not a bad idea :)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Woo hoo! The monitor for our main computer has been replaced, and I can now see what is on the screen much better. Be assured that it was sure good to more clearly see what you had to show here.

Jo Featherston said...

Some of those fences must be for decorative purposes only, as they would keep anything much in or out, but I do like these photographs of them.

anyjazz said...

I am certainly going to look at fences with more respect from now on. Thoughtful post.

Sharon said...

Love the quotes! Especially the first one!

Kathy said...

That first photograph is quite lovely.

Ida said...

Lovely post. There were a number of very different fences here. I really liked them all but especially #1 & #4.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That buck fence reminds me of one that was much larger and made of steel. It was used along the edge of a river's flood plain to keep driftwood from floating out of the watercourse. I think it was military surplus designed to stop tanks or other vehicles from advancing. Reminded me of the pieces in the game of "jacks," played in the days before computer games.