Thursday, April 30, 2009

Recurring Theme/ Sky Watch

Fence (and barn) at sunset

A couple of weeks ago, Tarolino of Helsinki Daily and Luontovuosi 2009 challenged me to think about recurring themes in the photos I take for this blog. Yes. I'm just getting to this NOW. Sorry, Tarolino, but I've had a busy couple of weeks and I have not been as attentive to this blog as I would have liked.

Well, one theme has got to be FENCES, right?

I love their lines, the way they weave their way through fields to mark property lines and to define pastures. And I''m intrigued by the shadows they cast especially in winter...

Fence (and daffodils) at mid day

and how they make marvelous backdrops for gardens.

To see tons of gorgeous skies from around the world, visit the Sky Watch Website and click on Mr. Linky: http://skyley.blogspot.com

60 comments:

Rose said...

I like both pictures...
there is just something about fences, isn't there?

Shammickite said...

Love the old cedar fences, such a wonderful texture and colour.

Tarolino said...

Very nice respons and very nice motif for your reoccuring theme. Must say I had not payd attention to your fancy for fences before. Just admired your wonderful photographs of anything and everything. Like these two for example. The sky and the scene is wonderful but the daffodils and the bit of fence is totally dreamy.

We've had but sunshine the last weeks. Rain would be needed to make everything really get green with speed as it's too dry now.

Reader Wil said...

I always love your photos! Fences is a great theme!

Thanks for your comment on the tragedy that happened in my country! Unbelievable and unexpected.

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos.

Dianne said...

I love fences. I love lines and angles and they often produce wonderful shadows

your sky here is stunning!

see you there! said...

I like your fence photo's and in particular the winter ones where the photo is nearly black and white.

Darla

Jacob said...

Both photos are superb. I especially like the muted colors in the first one...very calming and soothing...

They are also composed well and sharp!

Jan said...

Fabulous photos.

Old Wom Tigley said...

These are very nice... I have some great shots of fences and gates and of course benches... I am now always on the look out... I do like your barns as well.

barb said...

What a serene pastoral scene. You almost make me want to move to Canada!

Esther Garvi said...

That sunset is so soothing!!

Leora said...

One way of tracking recurrent themes is to set up a tag called 'fences.' Every time you post a fence, you give it that tag. You can set one up called 'daffodil' as well. Then you add a tag cloud to your blog. If the word 'fence' shows up large, that's one of your recurrent themes!

I really love the daffodils with fence. Love any photo of white flowers that comes out well (as I am often taking washing out white flowers and struggling to get the white nuances captured).

Sylvia K said...

Love skies and have always been fascinated by fences -- for whatever reason?? Maybe it is the texture and colors. This is a great post and your photos are delightful! Love the soft colors of the skies! Happy SWF!

cieldequimper said...

Two more striking photos. The fence is complimented by the daffodils and I love the weathervane!

bowledover said...

Your first capture is soothing and structured. Lovely.
The second gives texture and the softness of the flowers.
Have a great weekend.

Oz Girl said...

Wow, these are both fantastic photos. I so love old barns, so the top one is a favorite, and the sunset is gorgeous. But I also love daffodils, so you've got me torn on which is my top fav! :)

You're a marvelous photographer.

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful. I like fences, too.

Kitty said...

Fence watching? :D I love the worn down texture of the fence in the second shot against the bright daffodils. Thanks for stopping over earlier, too.

Dewdrop said...

Oh, I love the daffodils! I have a fence fetish too. I just love the appeal of a fence line.

naturglede said...

Realy lovely photoes:)

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

What a wonderful light and in a beautiful surrounding - I love your picture!

Erin said...

oh i love the daffodils along the fence line...beautiful shot...enjoyed you shots very much ^..^

Jen said...

fantastic!
fences do add nice backdrops and photos - I agree!

Photo Cache said...

I love your fence photographs. I too love them, but there aren't enough around here for me to create a series.

CTG Ponies said...

Awesome!!

VALKYRIEN said...

Both shots are great! But I fell for the first - the old house, the fence (yes - I love your fences!) and that pale and lovely color on the sky! Peaceful!

Shey said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the fences and daffodils. One can just watch the sunset and be awed by its beauty. Happy eyes.

:)

Carver said...

Beautiful sky and I love your fences. You photograph them so well. Both of these shots are so lovely and the daffodils are such a cheerful, delightful sight.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful photos.
Visit my Sky Watch @ Now and Then

John said...

As always great shots.
Have a nice weekend.

Judy said...

Regarding the forsythia - You likely have one of the old, original bushes. They are not quite winterhardy here in Ontario. The cold kills the buds that are not protected by the snow. The Experimental Farm developed ones that can tolerate the cold. Look for one with a variety name like Northern Gold, and you will be able to have blossoms all over it, too.

PERBS said...

Yes, I love the fences in your photos too! The sky is jsut gorgeous also!!!!!!!

Babooshka said...

Dontcha just love a challenge. Of course you handled the challenge fantastically.

Kathy said...

That is one perfect shot you shot. Beautiful. Love the pink colors. =) Hope you have a wonderful Friday.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love fences also, EG. I think they are wonderful in nature pictures. Love your daffodils. Mine are gone now--so I will enjoy yours.

I'm extremely busy now--getting ready to leave on vacation on Sat. morning. If I don't comment as much, please forgive me.

Hugs,
Betsy

Cezar and Léia said...

wow this post is breathtaking!
You are good indeed! Well done!
Have a great weekend dear friend!
We are going to take a time travelling around so that, see you next week!
God bless you
Léia

Jeri said...

Love those fences...and the pastel sky in that first shot is breathtaking!

Becky and Gary said...

Gorgeous shots both of them! Of course I love barns and beautiful skies, and I can almost smell the Daffodils!
Happy SWF

Janie said...

Yes, fences, barns, and flowers all make good subjects. Beautiful sky shot with the fence defining the horizon, and the daffodils fit nicely under the fence rail, too.

Bradley Myers said...

Great photos, a wondeful skywatch post.

Deborah Godin said...

Love the array of spring colors in that sky!

fishing guy said...

EG: I do love your barn and fence with a wonderful sky behind. Those were a wonderful capture and the daffodils are really pretty.

Larry D said...

Wonderful photos, the first is very peaceful! Happy SWF!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I love to get fences into photo's and this are both great shots.

Ebie said...

The barn is just in the perfect place against the beautiful sky. And to the challenge, you did a good job.

George said...

If fences are a recurring theme, you certainly make them works of art. These are very beautiful.

Carolyn said...

And oh what a beautiful job you do with those fences. Both photos are lovely but the first one is my favourite....the soft gentle colour of the sky and the defined lines of the fence and barn in contrast. Beautiful composition. Thank you so much for sharing.
Smiles from Haida Gwaii.

Barbara said...

You always have beautiful captures. Love the barn and the fence is awesome as has alot of charactor. Have a great weekend.
Smiles Barbara

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Excellent views of sky and flora.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

We should all have to reflect on our recurring themes! How fun, and meaningful!!!!

White Oleander said...

Gorgeous photos:)

Small City Scenes said...

Very cool--you are a genius!!!
Both are beautiful shots. MB

Linnea W said...

I love photographing fences too...they are great subject matters. You've captured another one that is fantastic along with the pretty sky...Hope to see more of your recurrent theme!

Daryl said...

Fences, benches .. I love them both .. but I totally love your walking companion waiting to make sure you are following ... Happy Weekend

Quiet Paths said...

Extremely nice and interesting details to your photos! Wonderful colors.

Naturegirl said...

Both images are stunning! Great photography!

Daryl said...

When you get you photo up to post .. click on the title of it and copy that .. then go to Sky Watch HQ and under your name is an old link, simply highlight and delete it and put in the new link to the new photo!

Titania said...

I like fences too, especially worn ones, those who have been and seen times gone by. The daffodils around the fence are gorgeous. Love that spring scene.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I love old barns. And the old weathered fences, as well.
Both photos are just perfect.

~Lisa

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