Good Fences 22

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This is a bit of a cheat for Good Fences. Don’t be squinting and hurting your eyes looking for the fence that SHOULD be partnered to the gate. You can just imagine the fence that was there maybe.. used to be a four-wire barbed-wire fence but CH took it down with all intentions to have new put up but “we” didn’t get that done. So I believe gates are okay on Good Fences and I couldn’t part with the gate so it is all alone out there as a yard ornament I suppose… sort of leaves me laughing just a bit when I see it. I love the Dogwood in this picture and I thought it would be good to get a picture of it on the blog because it looks like it might not be back next Spring. Since this picture was taken this Spring its leaves have browned and it is looking pretty sad.

So Tex this “fenceless” Good Fences post is a bit like my Wordless Wednesday posts where I couldn’t keep wordless to save my life. The bird bath fits right in with this post because there isn’t a bit of water in it I noticed. But there is a gate and “we” can all use our imaginations for the fence!

Hooking up with Tex for Good Fences!

76 thoughts on “Good Fences 22

  1. Love the photo……fenceless gates are fine with me – lets me imagine something “grand” or “barbed” on either side of the gate……the dogwood has a beautiful structure – maybe it’s just TIRED and will be back next Spring and surprise you??

    Hugs, Pam

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  2. I hope your Dogwood survives! It’s such a pretty tree. My neighbors had one right next to my property, and I loved it. Then one day they had it removed …… for no particular reason. I’m STILL sad about that. I think your gate is a great lawn ornament, all by itself. No fence needed! 🙂

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    1. We aren’t going to take it down and there are plenty more in the woods but I love its shape and it has been here as long as we have.. 9 years. The gate works.. I love it! Sad your neighbors took down the Dogwood, can’t imagine why. Maybe they thought the flowers were messy!

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  3. I love finding remnants of former dwellers when I’m out in nature! In Massachusetts it is very comment to find a few feet of hundreds-year-old stone walls in the woods. Things like that really help us connect across generations!
    The dogwood is beautiful…hope it makes it back next time!!

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        1. We think too many years of drought and erosion. We didn’t plant any of the dogwoods they were just here as part of the land. The dogwood is Missouri’s state tree and they are all over. We have tons of them in our wooded area but this one is special because it was very young when we first moved here. I do think we did not realize our drought situation until it was too late. We do water it but just started doing that in 2012. Also we have some diseased oaks and I don’t know if that is affecting the dogwoods.

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  4. I can picture a fence there! I hope the dogwood makes it, it’s a beautiful tree. I love the woods and I can almost hear the birdies singing there! Psst, Pix…put some water in the bird bath…it’s hot out there this week! 🙂

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    1. I can picture a fence there but someBODY is in no hurry to put one back up. Maybe we just won’t do a fence, there is a second fence way behind the first in the woods! Who needs two? All the bird baths are full this morning.. 😀

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  5. Love the ” Gate to No Where” !!! It’s really a gateway to Nature and whole new world of imagination ♥ The Dogwood does not look too happy have you tried putting out some tree fertilizer stakes? I hate it when one of our trees start showing signs of failure… like us though they only live so long and then nothing can be done .

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    1. Love your thought about the gate Carol! It’s the artist in you!! I told CH about the fertilizer stakes, we are going to pick some up today. We lost a Dogwood in the back of the house last year. This one might just be done. Hope you are feeling good today!

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    1. I can see one there too but I have a feeling it isn’t going to go back up because there is a second fence way back in the woods at our property line. That was originally fenced for horses. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hello Sonia!!!! Good to see you and Good Morning to you.. I think it’s still morning 🙂 It was a very pretty Spring here with lots of rain. The best Spring and Summer we have had in several years. We have bee in drought for a long time. Need to check and see if you posted!

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  6. By golly I can see the fence! Hehehe! What a lovely location. Even if the fence were there, who would care, the view is to pretty to miss!

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  7. I like this. It tells a story. I took a picture of a similar gate last weekend. By similar, I mean one that no longer had a purpose, but by it’s being there told a tale.

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  8. What a fantastic metaphor in this.
    And it inspires me to wonder just how many gates we perceive in life that are … fenceless?
    Most, I imagine!
    All, dare I say!

    Thanks for sharing. Lovely blog.

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    1. Hello L. Marie! We watered the dogwood good yesterday and today we will mulch it. Fertilizer spikes too! But it just grew on its own there and it might be finished. There are plenty in the woods but I do so love this one. There is another one right behind it! I enjoyed your interview at Jill’s blog. Thank you so much for the follow. Whimsy is good.. 😀

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