Thursday, December 13, 2012

Snow Fencing/Friday Fences

 Fencing on a Lake Ontario beach

Snow fences help control drifting snow. But so far there's no snow.

I'm beginning to wonder if we're going to have a white or brown Christmas.

More fencing, same beach

I am linking to Friday Fences here.

34 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh my, does this ever take me back! We used to have abundant snow fencing here but you never see it anymore.

Kathy said...

Something we certainly don't see in my area! We had a heavy frost yesterday morning and my mother actually believed it was snow.

Lowell said...

You probably won't have to worry about not having enough snow - at least before the winter's over.

I remember snow fences from my grandmother's farm in northern Minnesota. During the summer they'd roll them up and make a big pile out in front by the road. My cousin and I would sit down in between them and smoke cigarettes. We didn't think anyone could see us. Well, they couldn't but they could see the smoke rising above the pile of fences! :-)

Muffy's Marks said...

I hate those orange mesh snow fences that are now starting to appear. Love the old wooden ones.

see you there! said...

Interesting fencing. I especially like the falling down parts in your photo. The lines make for a great visual.

Darla

Hilda said...

I learned something new today. Never even thought of snow on beaches.

Sandra said...

we have fence like this here on our beaches, but it is to keep the sand from blowing away. i thought that is what these were. for some reason that first photo speaks to me. i can't decide why, but i do really really like it. there is so much to see, love the lamp post

Buttons said...

It does look like crowd control at a California beach doesn't it. Welcome to the new Canada:( Great shots.B

Halcyon said...

I'm ok with a brown Christmas! I get so worried with the snow. :S

Kate said...

Not needed...yet!

Judy said...

We have some snow, but not enough to cover the grass yet. It will come, sigh...
I love the patterns of the first photo. Never thought the beaches would need that kind of protection!!

TexWisGirl said...

haven't seen snowfences since i left wisconsin. :)

Virginia said...

LOve the fencing. Here we have it on beaches for sand. We''ll be lucky if we even have to wear a coat for Christmas.
V

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

We used to see lots of those around here. Not so much anymore. I hope you get some snow.

Stephanie said...

Looks like resort, wondered what those types of fences were for.

Miss Kodee said...

I love hitting the beach a few times in the winter to photograph. As for the white stuff... OK for holidays, then be gone with it!

RedPat said...

I'm okay with snow Christmas Eve and then sunny during the day!

ladyfi said...

Love the pattern made by the fences.

cieldequimper said...

Well, when do you get snow, you'll have to show them again!

JM said...

Both shots are lovely and the gazebo is really pretty.

Susan said...

Beautiful photos!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Growing up in the US mountain west we had snow fences all over the place. I haven't ever seen one in Oklahoma. Probably because we don't need them.

Jackie/Jake said...

This is our first winter being spent outside Toronto, so I am not expecting to see any snow!

Small City Scenes said...

Snow fences, eh? Maybe they are sand fences to keep the drifting sand away. They have these on the coast for sand purposes. MB

Snowcatcher said...

I don't know if that means you're lucky or not! We've been extremely dry, too, but we finally got a little bit of snow in the last five days. Not enough to pile up on our snow fences, though...

Michelle said...

I used to see this fencing a lot when I lived in North Dakota.

Pondside said...

There's no doubt that the snow will come - eventually. Until then, the snow fences look rather forlorn.

Jack said...

These are nicely composed scenes, EG. There are still eleven days before Christmas. My money is on a white Christmas up there.

Randy said...

Beautiful colors.

Sue said...

Snow fences are new to me. Interesting!

=)

Carletta said...

That's a lot of snow fencing!
I like the fence that runs along the drenched walkway.

Lesley said...

It is good to be prepared!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

where is that snow??!!! ... those fences are waiting. that's a nice area. ( :

Jan n Jer said...

We havent had any snow here yet!

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