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.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Friday's Fences - Mixed Messages

This little sentinel has a twin who sits on the second gatepost.
They also have a companion on the inside...
How's that for mixed messages.
The dogs look fierce but the bear says 'Welcome'!

It has just dawned on me that I have seen this bear in transit - and posted about it

A little further along, in the same village, I caught a glimpse of another fence...
 I had to turn the car around and go back for a better look.
They like their horses.

As I progressed through the village I saw several more interesting fences featuring gargoyles,
dragons, and more horses.
I hope to return there one fine day when I have a little more time - to stroll around
to get some decent photographs.

For more interesting fences click here.
I am happy to be joining in with Jan and Jer for Friday's Fences.


  1. Replies
    1. Hello John, They're ertainly not to my taste, either, but they definitely make some sort of statement! Perhaps they have links to Sicily.

  2. definitely some mixed messages lol...interesting finds there!

  3. i love all the details. thank you for sharing with us at FF. take care. ( :

  4. Not entirely my Tasse de Thé, but... (actually, I can't think of any 'buts').

  5. I was taught to say nothing if I had nothing nice to say, so I will not mention the plinth decor....but the grass looks very green!
    Jane x

  6. Yes, dear friend, mixed messages....I have seen that same "Welcome Bear" in Texas. His expression is definitely friendly.

  7. That first shot sure does send a mixed message. Good eye

  8. Quite a message being given on the fences...interesting, XOXO

  9. Here in So. California, there is a community of extremely wealthy individuals from 'back east somewhere'. They have elaborate fences with carved whatevers. And they have security guards.

  10. The bear was unexpected. Not what I would expect by an English home. Although I don't know how this particular one was made, I've seen similar ones made with chainsaws handled by burly men...

    Janet, revisinglife


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