Thursday, April 16, 2015

Visiting Dudley Farm Historic State Park

We had such a fun Sunday afternoon at this beautiful Florida State Park. The website is HERE.

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The house was beautiful, built in the mid 1800s!

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But of course, all I could SEE were FENCES!

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I have enough photos for a ‘month of good fences!

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This old split rail fence was a favorite.

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Here we are walking past this HUGE cedar tree to the house. (my hubby is 6 ft tall!!!)

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And then when we turned around to leave, I saw the hodgepodge at the fence corner.

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I wonder if anyone was told to do this job and did it in a hurry!

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I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

50 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, such a wonderful place and love the fence, rustic.Blessings Francine.

Christine said...

Oh I love seeing old buildings but you're right!!! all I can see now are fences!lol!
Those are awesome and the trees are huge!
Great post!

Debby Ray said...

Oh my...I would have been in heaven! What a great place! Love, love, love split rails and that gnarly tree is amazing!

Diane said...

Great photos. Those old fences are pretty amazing. Love your new header photo.

ann said...

Someone did go to a loto\ of work on the fences. You must wonder what they were trying to contain. Great photos.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a great old house and I love the cedar split rail fencing. That tree is really huge! It looks like a nice park to visit. Have a great day!

Shug said...

The "hodgepodge" corner is certainly interesting. I would say someone was in a hurry, or they were desperate for materials. Great looking old cottage.
Enjoy the sunshine

TexWisGirl said...

just loving the fence and trees!! so very beautiful! thanks, diane!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What an interesting park - love the old house especially - and the fences. It does look like someone hurried up to finish a job in that one corner.

Arlene said...

What a neat place!!

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello Diane and a very happy Thursday to you! I just discovered your lovely blog and I think the name is too sweet!
What a gorgeous old house...I do so love old houses, especially those with rustic gardens...
I love dreaming about them and imagining myself as the lady of one! What a delight!
And those fences are wonderful too! So rustic, which is my style:)
Much love and hugs to you!
Kelly-Anne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the split rail fences! Great pics Sis!
hugs,
Linda

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This looks like a wonderful place for a stroll. I love the old house and the split rail fence!

Stephanie said...

Oh Diane, what a delightful post! The tree as so much character and uniqueness.

Hugs to you, my friend!

Rose said...

I love this...love the house, love the fences. Would love to visit the place!

Carla from The River said...

This looks like a place we need to visit someday. :-) I just love your photos!
I love the house!
Carla

Catherine Holman said...

Beautiful pictures and I love the rustic fences!

Gayle said...

On the hodgepodge fence; whatever works.
Nice photos.

Teresa said...

What a beautiful place! I can see so many things to take pictures of. Including the fences of course. That place would be heaven for taking pictures and exploring!

Linda Kay said...

The rustic fences are the best...but you do have to wonder about that one by the tree?

Margaret Adamson said...

I love th way that rustic fence is made.

Vee said...

Very artsy for being done in a hurry! I mean, it is really cool. What a neat little trip back in time. Your header is so pretty. Is that your parked bike?

Ida said...

What a neat place to visit. The moss hanging from the trees fascinates me. Great split rail fencing and yes the end of the fence is a bit of a hodgepodge but also cool. Just like that amazing tree.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a great post..Filled with fences and the beautiful tree. Looks like a great park to visit, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

Stacey said...

That tree is gigantic! Fun day. :)

Mildred said...

I love the fences and that house is charming with the flowers surrounding it. Pretty place!

Susie said...

Diane, Remember an old movie called , "The Yearling"? That tall fence makes me think of the one built to keep the young deer out of the garden. That tree is really something. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

magnoliasntea said...

Great photos of the historical site. Split rail fences are just beautiful when cared for. Love the huge tree, too. Have a great weekend!

Annesphamily said...

Wow these are awesome photos! I love that split rail fence and that huge tree looks like it is built into the fence! Amazing! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for sharing.

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!! Love the fences!!
~Cindy

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, what a beautiful and interesting place. Love the fence as it mixes with the tree. Incredible shots and find!!
Love your pretty header too.
Have a great weekend sweet friend.
Hugs, CM

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What great pictures - would love to go there.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Oh, I love the house. So much character. The fences are great, too. Your husband looks petite next to that cedar tree. It's HUGE! xo ~ Nancy

Cloudia said...

So nice to spend time with you and these lovely sights




ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Linda Walker said...

Beautiful Diane! I love the house but the fences are so neat. That last one made me laugh--if I had to build a fence, it would look like that one, LOL! Hope you have a great weekend my friend!
xo
Linda

handmade by amalia said...

The one who fenced the tree goes to the end of the class. But what a place! So full of character!
Amalia
xo

BeachGypsy said...

You always have so many neat things to show us!!

doodles n daydreams said...

Great old fences that blends with the biiig trees.

Diana

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

Thanks for showing
Very interesting please like the color of the wood .
Happy week end
Laura

Cranberry Morning said...

Isn't it funny how we all notice fences so much more since Good Fences on runaroundranch!! Have a great weekend, friend.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

super excellent....what a great series of the fence lines.

Sarah Beth said...

That last fence is the best! Looks like they were running out of wood and just threw it up with whatever they had left! Or maybe a kid fence builder was practicing LOL!
Great shots of the house and that very tall tree!

Debbie said...

lovin' those trees as much as the pretty fence!!!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I imagine whoever did that last little ensemble was not monitored by anyone of authority. LOL! Cool fences, and a neat house.

Joy said...

such a wonderful and interesting place:)

Ronda@islandmother said...

That looks like an interesting walk! Love the old house. I have a partial cedar split rail fence on my property that looks just like that and it made me smile.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great split rail fences Diane, what a lovely spot!

carolann said...

This is a bonus of a place to be.

Picture Haven.

Such a nice place to walk and see.

Yes fences how great for Good fences.

Know one can get tired of fences, barns, birds, scenery.

I enjoyed all.

Diane Writes said...

The house is for the win! I love it and I wonder what was its past life in 1800s.

Tricia-CastlesNcrowns-FairyTalePhotography said...

Wonderful photos and what a great old place to visit! :)