Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tall Fence, Short Fence

There are many fences to be found in the wide open spaces of Texas, and many of them are rock. Around subdivisions, these get pretty elaborate, with lots of brick and rock, even a cap stone of limestone.

Then there are many of these low fences that don't really serve a purpose, like keep the deer in or out, but they definitely add to the beauty of the countryside.


This type of fence reminds me of the old cowboy song by Roy Rogers. This brings back lots of memories of Saturday mornings and the Roy Rogers Show with Dale Evans. Anyone remember?

Joining in today with Theresa at Good Fences. Be sure to check out what others may have found to share on this fun Thursday meme.

Linda Kay

26 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I like the second one, I saw them often in Ireland and the UK.

Anvilcloud said...

Your fences rock.

Revrunner said...

Good one. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, great collection of images and fences. I like the second rock wall fence. Have a happy day!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those are suck lovely fences!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those fences from the stones they picked up in the fields! What a chore that was! And we saw that show on tv the other morning! We only have a couple of tv stations here! lol Hugs!

TexWisGirl said...

we just don't have enough rock in this part of texas for stone fences! plus the ground is too unstable to support them for long. jealous!

Carola Bartz said...

The fence in the second photo reminds me a lot of England where walls like that criss cross the country. I agree, they are beautiful! Hard to climb over them, though (I guess that's the purpose...).

Mike said...

I had to laugh at Evil's typo. I do stuff like that all the time. I don't care how many times you proofread you just read right over stuff like that.

Roy Rogers and 'Don't Fence ME In' go back a few years.

Cynthia said...

I love that stone fence. It reminds me of walking in the English and Irish countryside. Building them is s lost art, I think.

Linda W. said...

I like the second fence. Must have been a lot of work to set all those stones!

Karen S. said...

Fun Roy Rogers, and rocking good fences!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I suppose they don't keep livestock in or deer out, but they look great! I imagine one of the main purposes was a place to put all the rocks from clearing the fields.
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William Kendall said...

We see similar old stone fences like that here, simply because farmers a century or two ago were busy digging rocks out of their fields left there by glaciers.

Ida said...

We have some of those fancy stone walls as fences around subdivisions too. - I think I rather like the 2nd stone wall featured here today as it's so rustic looking.

carolann said...

Very nice. We have an odd stone fence here and here.

DeniseinVA said...

Great fence post! Love the old stone ones in your second photo best.

Gosia k said...

rock fences are very solid love from Poland

LV said...

Texas is big and best on most anything. However, since I was born and rraised in the country, I tend to like the old fashion wire ones.

The Yum List said...

That would be an interesting study - the purpose of fences around the world - some of them have incredible stories that go with them.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love the short fence. I love natural and simple ones.
Great video, too. I remember it! ☺

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

as a kid we would always eat at a Roy Rogers in PA when visiting the grandparents. love that song!! way cool. ( :

Tom said...

Sign me up for the second one, I'll pass on the first one!

StarTraci said...

I like the second one. It has a great rustic feel to it. You're right about the subdivisions. In the Houston area, they have become very elaborate!
:-)

Margaret Adamson said...

I like the second stone wall best.

Indrani said...

Very different and looks good too.

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