PEAR TREE LOG

pear tree log: I started this blog to keep my younger son, Jonny, in touch with life in Lincolnshire, while he spent a year working in China. That year turned into five! Now he is home and training to become a physics teacher. This is simply a patchwork quilt of some of the things I enjoy - life in rural Lincolnshire, our animals, friends, architecture, books, the gardens, and things of passing interest.



Thursday, 31 May 2012

Friday's Fence - Between Owl Wood & Arnold

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I rather like ramshackle, imperfect things.  Like this fence.  I love the broken and wobbly lines of it.  Perfect, it wouldn't have half the appeal.


I see it every single day as I walk Toby, my old dog, around Owl Wood.



The fence belongs to next door.


You can see the Owl Wood fence to the bottom of the photograph.


Although I could have taken the photographs from their garden, I chose to take the photographs over the fence of Owl Wood, looking towards the neighbours fence.  




Beyond that fence is something very dear to my heart.

It is dear old Arnold.  
The hedge and trees which you can see behind him are the hedging and trees in the photographs.   This was taken before he lost his winter coat.     He looks very much the dandy now with his gleaming summer coat.

I am very happy to be joining in with Friday's Fences with Jan and Jer.  
You will find lots of wonderful fences if you follow the link.

50 comments:

  1. I'm with you...the older the better...makes for a interesting photo op!

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    1. Hello Jan n Jer, I have a feeling that particular fence will soon be renewed and replaced - I had to capture it while it is beautiful.

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  2. I like the wobbly fence too. Your pictures are lovely.

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    1. Hello Molly, I'm glad you like it, those wobbly lines do it for me!

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  3. I'm with Molly. Ramshackle is perfect. As is Arnold. Thanks for todays lovely views.

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    1. Hello Joanne, Don't you just love that word! Up the road, at the other end of the village there is a house called Ramshackle Lodge...it is brand new!!

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  4. I love wibbly wobbly fences. Houses in Suburbia here all have the same perfectly uniform fencing. "Little boxes on a hillside...."
    Jane x

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    1. Hello Jane, '..all made out of ticky-tacky..' arrgh! that song will be going around my head all day now!!

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  5. Another vote for the wibbly, wobbily. Rustic character in fences and people is most interesting.

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    1. Hello Janet, I so agree, I get uneasy with perfection - which probably says too much about me!

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  6. You have shown us an amazing variety of fences so far. I wonder how many more you'll come up with in the Fridays to come!

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    1. Hello Ms Sparrow, Unfortunately, my enjoyment at finding fences is unabated. Everywhere I go I now see fences, hedges, walls...the possibilities are endless. Even the camera is pleading for mercy!

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  7. I love the picture of the ramshackle fence and Arnold too!

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    1. Hello Grandma Barb, Arnold is a dear old horse and belongs to our wonderful next-door-but-one neighbour, he lets me call in whenever I want.

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  8. I love the old wobbly too!!

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    1. Hello Bev, Old and wobbly wins!

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  9. I like the rustic feel of the old fence and I love the square wire fence peeking in the foreground - one of my favorite kinds.
    Love your processing of the horse photo!

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    1. Hello Carletta, I'm so pleased you like the photograph of Arnold, he is very old and I was trying to convey a little of that through the photograph. He is a dear old horse, loves his treats.

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  10. The wobbly fence really is beautiful. It looks like it is becoming one with the trees and plants around it.

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    1. Hello Evlyn, Don't they all work so well together, I think that is why I love it so much. The fence is man made but nature has made it beautiful, if a little less functional!

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  11. It's unanimous with the old fence! More character and tells the story of this beautiful pasture. Old Arnold is so handsome and almost seems to be posing for you; love the twinkle in his eye! XOXO

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    1. Hello Susan, Arnold is a wonderful old character - he adores children and is always happy when I take Harry with me. He makes me smile because once he knows he has had his final treat of the day he turns and stares off into the distance...that is what he is doing in that photograph. I have served my purpose, I am dismissed - until next time! x

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    1. Hello Magical Mystical Teacher, Broken down and shabby; made beautiful by nature. I love it!

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  13. beautiful and green; lovely scenery and photographs

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    1. Hello Carole M, I am delighted you enjoyed seeing it, I never tire of it.

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  14. Hello Elaine....I guess it is unanimous, we all love your wobbly fence. I would like to imagine Arnold had something to do with it. Maybe, in his younger days, he tried to jump it!

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    1. Hello Meggie, It could well have been assisted to that state by either Arnold, or the sheep which used to live with him, although he is far too much of an old gentleman to both with that kind of behaviour these days. I now feel at liberty to take photographs of more wobbly fences, there are lots about, as I have come to realise.

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  15. What a fortunate walk you have for you and your old friend. Isn't it good how they get us on the road? And, I agree, this fence is so much more appealing than perfection. I'm sure Arnold looks forward to his daily chat!

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    1. Hello Faye, Arnold definitely enjoys our hugs and our chats but he particularly enjoys the carrots or apples which I take in my pockets. Once he has had his quota and checked my pockets thoroughly, but carefully, he turns his head and goes back to thinking about the old days, or grass, or when he may get his next treat...

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  16. such character. love it. i really love your header shot. just beautiful. (:

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    1. Hello Beth, I am so pleased you like the fence. The header photograph shows my favourite (I think) strip of our garden ..it is a wonderfully shady place to sit on a hot, sunny afternoon.

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  17. All things wobbly have character. I'm going with that.

    Your posts are a wonderful way to begin my day. Thank you.

    Have a great holiday weekend.

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    1. Hello SAS, Another vote for the wobbly fence! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the post. My son, Jonathan, didn't realise what he'd done when he introduced me to the 'world of blog' and showed me how to work his camera (in simple mode!). I get an enormous amount of pleasure from sharing the things which I see in our part of Lincolnshire. I hope you have a great weekend too.

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  18. I agree completely with you. I really like this old wobbly fence too!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Hello Nellies, I am really pleased you like it too. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

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  19. Hi Elaine,

    Lovely post-again!!

    Loved that last photo of old Arnold...

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    1. Hello Green Dragonette, Arnold really is a sweet old horse; a lot of it is cupboard love, but he is very gentlemanly as he frisks my pockets looking for that last treat. I learned that to keep his attention I have to hang on to the treats a little longer!

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  20. More beautiful photos of a magical place. (And I think I've mentioned before that I'm in love with Arnold.)

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    1. Hello Mitch, The thing is, it really is magical - but only if you look at it in the right way! Arnold is a dear old horse, he will be very chuffed when I pass your love on to him, later today. There is a crunchy apple which I will pass on to him, from you.

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  21. It's so beautiful in Owl Wood! I love the green and the slightly imperfect fence. And Arnold is beautiful!

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    1. Hello Marie, I'm really happy that you like it. In a few weeks the green will dry out and fade a little - I am making the most of it while it is fresh and beautiful. Arnold will be getting vain!!

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  22. Lovely area! Love the pic of the horse.

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    1. Hello Barbara, I'm so happy that you like it - Arnold is very fond of rolling in the mud, nearly all my photos show him with mud in his hair!

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  23. Beautiful photos and beautiful Horse!

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    1. Hello In My Wild Eden, Arnold is a sweet old horse, he was used to teach the village children how to ride. He misses those days and the company.

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  24. I like run down things too
    character pieces :)

    Arnold is beautiful

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    1. Hello Dianne, You are absolutely right, it is a character fence! Not practical, but very beautiful - and Arnold is a treasure. He has a lovely temperament.

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  25. There's nothing more beautiful than a horse in a pasture, Arnold looks quite happy there.

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  26. Wobbly old fences are a lot more interesting than new straight fences.

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