Thursday, June 26, 2014

Take a little drive for Good Fences

We drove down a road we had never been on last weekend and saw some beautiful countryside.

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The sun was reflecting on this gate, making it hard to get a good photo, but it was beautiful.

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Sometimes you see an opening and wonder what is beyond the fence.

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I love to follow old trails. But summertime is not the season for hiking in Florida.

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We’ll enjoy other endeavors while it’s hot.

Stay tuned! I’m still sewing! Winking smile 

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

What are your plans for the day?

44 comments:

Stacey said...

Gorgeous!

Today I'm driving down near Austin to help my dad have a moving sale. :)

bj said...

Your gate is much like the one I share today.
Enjoy your weekend...

Laurie M said...

beautiful!! I can't wait to see what you are sewing!!

Poppy said...

Beautiful countryside, Diane, so green and lush! Love the juxtaposition of the ornate gate to the nature's astounding simplicity!

Have a wonderful day, my friend!

Hugs,
Poppy

Susie said...

Your sewing machine must be smoking girl !!LOL I love that gate . We are to have a warm day . but at this moment it's so foggy. Blessings for a great day, xoxo,Susie

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Interesting to see where new roads will lead us, isn't it?

TexWisGirl said...

i like that climb-over section in the fence, just begging you to do so. :) beautiful gate, too. thanks for linking!

September Violets said...

Wanting to see what's through the gaps and bends in the river are what gets me into trouble from my husband! I hate to miss opportunities to 'just peek through' those tantalizing places. Today I'm enjoying the sunshine, cool breeze, patio, pup and a bit of gardening. Wendy x

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a beautiful gate and wonderful fence.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love taking drives just to relax. I think we all need. Today I am working in the kichen.

Patty Antle said...

I like your fences. Yes, it is hot! I saw the blue ridge mountains on your sidebar and wanted to tell you I was on blue mountain for a wedding last weekend!

Karen S. said...

That is my kind of gate, I'd love to have it here! Great photos all around.

Maggie Ann said...

Just stopping by to see you...=) & say hello.

Maggie Ann said...

Thought you might like to know...I don't think that was an old quilt she cut up. It is new fabric and we think she quilted it herself. It is gorgeous prints and colors....on one side it morphs? into yellows and on the other side it is more pastel peaches, with contrasting light orange with polka dots inside. Bet you could do something like that with your sewing skills. You're good too! =)

P.s. I don't endorse Gladys Tabor's view on faith...she has a personal view of faith but not Biblical salvation, but her books are homey and her writing touches the heart, bringing forth the beauty of living and enjoying one's home. She's passed on now. Susan Branch recently showcased a visit to Gladys' home on her blog and it is stellar. Great pictures of her house tour. I'll have to blog about that. have a nice day!

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful shots!

Karen said...

I love that wrought iron gate!

20 North Ora said...

Aren't fences interesting? So many different styles and kinds!

Have a great day sewing!

Judy

Art and Sand said...

I am amazed when I look at your photos to see the lush greens. We are in a multi year drought in California so we do not have those greens.

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice gate and rail fence! I'll start sewing if I ever get to the fabric store and find the apron pattern I have in mind. Have fun, Diane!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Diane, you live in a lovely part of the world and with so much sunshine I am surprised to see so much greenery, I would imagine it to be so much dryer.
I have to tell you Diane, I love your little doll, she is gorgeous and Sunday is such a lovely name.
Best Wishes to you.
Daphne

cynthia lee designs said...

What a pretty gate!! Right now...I'm sitting with the Yorkie pups on my lap as I'm visiting my blogging friends.
~Cindy

Montanagirl said...

So green! Very pretty photos!! I'll be back blogging full-time soon!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful fence finds, I like the first one! Pretty shots! Have a happy day!

cucki said...

Wow such beautiful sight..
Big hugs x

Primitive Stars said...

Beautiful pictures and fences, Francine.

Karen Ann said...

That gate really is beautiful! Looks like one you might find in Newport!

Felicia said...

beautiful views Diane. the gate is wonderful.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You mean there's road out there you HAVEN'T been down!? LOL -- very pretty pics. I love 'peeking' through fences -- Savannah is one of my favorite places to do that with all the wrought iron fences leading to courtyards.

Shirley Hatfield said...

Lovely photos...I have so enjoyed your pictures of Florida. I have only been there once...to Orlando...but I know I would enjoy traveling through your beautiful state.

marilyn said...

that is a beautiful gate but i would rather jump the fence to see what was in the field

White Lace and Promises said...

This makes me want to go to my granny and granddaddy's old homeplace. Such pretty photos.

Grantham Lynn said...

The gate is gorgeous. I had forgot your in Fla. I thought the gate was around Narshville! The fences are great too.
Great shots.

Jen Vandervoort said...

Diane, I am always amazed at how green it is there. Does that last all season? It's lush.

Love that gate!

Jen

Beca said...

Beautiful scenery with all the green vegetation and the pretty fences. It makes the drive enjoyable.
Beca

Margaret Adamson said...

I just love that first ornate gate.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Gates made of iron is always nice to look at. A lovely place!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I would not want to hike in intense heat...nice fence shots :) Enjoy your sewing! :)

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Great photos of your trip.. I too often wonder when I pass entrance gates , what lies beyond.
Happy sewing Diane.
val xx

Art @ Home said...

LOVE the photos!!! I'm playing on blogs today, and then packing for the lake.

xo,
RJ

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What fun! Love your pictures, I love following trails too, and seeing where they lead. :) Pretty fence and gate pictures, wishing you a lovely day and weekend!! xo Holly

Ida said...

What a wonderful ornate gate.
Also great fence, it does make you want to wander through and see what is beyond.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

They are all neat fences!!But the first is especially lovely!! With a gate like that, you do wonder what is beyound!!

Red Rose Alley said...

I commented on this post, but not sure what happened. You have some very beautiful countryside around your home, Diane. I love to look at unique fences also, and this one is so pretty and charming.

Have a fun weekend.

love,
~Sheri

Lynnie said...

I love driving in the country and adore pretty fences. Good fences make good neighbors! That black fence is gorgeous!

Hugs, Lynnie