Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dilapidated Fence

 Old fencing

I pass this fencing on my way to Newmarket every day. It's still rural here but just barely. To the west is a major south-north highway that is expanding its reach north from Toronto, bringing with it urbanization and suburbanization.

Longer view

Whatever this fence once held in is long gone.

In celebration of the old and wonderful, I  am connecting to Rubbish Tuesday HERE.

46 comments:

Halcyon said...

Old, but it's still got charm. Great choice for Rubbish Tuesday.

Jacquelineand.... said...

It's a beautiful reminder of what we all too often ignore.

Kate said...

Would also be excellent for Friday Fencing meme. The fence certainly has seen better days.

georgettesullins said...

Long gone indeed. We've had to rustle a cow or two off the road and back in our pastures for somehow getting out of the perfectly good fencing. Great photo for Rubbish Tuesday...and Good Fences.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Cities just kind of gobble up the surrounding countryside. Nice fence.

Roan said...

I wonder what the fence kept safe. It looks petty feeble now. Beautiful countryside. I hope the city doesn't gobble it all up. Thanks for linking up!

William Kendall said...

Terrific shot even with the fence all worn like that.

Amy Burzese said...

No kidding. Hope it wasn't valuable (or loved) livestock.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I hope the owner will fix it. It's such a charming design.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is a charming little fence. I hope they repair it, too.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is a charming little fence. I hope they repair it, too.

Tammie Lee said...

old fences are wonderful. i have one falling down near me. one thing it feels much more inviting to walk through ;-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Neat shot! It would take a bit of work to get that fence strong again!

Cranberry Morning said...

I do love old fences. This one would have a hard time keeping out a herd of heifers. But maybe at one time it was used for horses.

llandudnopictures said...

Definitely in need of a lot of tlc!

Judy said...

Sometimes I wonder what the men and women who made those fences think of us, letting them fall apart the way we do...

Lowell said...

This gives new meaning to the song, "Don't Fence Me In." I do like falling down fences, especially if I want to get to the other side. New roads are always a problem. If you build one the cars and people will come. Always! Ugh!

see you there! said...

The fence makes for interesting photo's but you are right, it is now fairly useless for holding in or out.

Darla

TexWisGirl said...

it is rubbish, but it is GOOD FENCES too! :) i hope you'll link this in on thursday - even if you have another post coming. :)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Sad that it's broken; it's such a beautiful, weathered fence!

~Lindy

marilyn said...

going...going...the way of many old fences...great photos.

ladyfi said...

What a nice old fence.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

looks very green there as if you've had a lot of rain lately ( we sure have! :)

Karen S. said...

It sure is a tired old fence, and yet it's surroundings is very lovely.

Karen said...

Gorgeous spring green grass!

Rose said...

It does make one wonder what it used to hold...

Gail Dixon said...

Oh dear. I guess there are no animals that need to be protected huh?

cieldequimper said...

If you say just barely rural, then I suppose that in 10 years time there will be developments there...

Stuart said...

This is why we should take care of the things we love.

RedPat said...

It was a nice one, once upon a time! Wouldn't take much to fix it.

Pamela Gordon said...

Now wouldn't I love to have some of those cedar rails for our back yard! We've been looking for some. Too bad you live so far away. :( I do like the fence but the encroaching civilization will certainly change that pretty landscape.

Tanya Breese said...

i like these old fences so much better than new stuff!

Janie said...

I guess the disintegrating fence is a sign of the countryside disappearing to become "civilized." It's sad to see.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great photos - I wonder who used to live here?

Michelle said...

A beauty back in its day, no doubt, and a beauty still.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Even in its broken state,this fence has beauty.

Randy said...

Someone made a break for it.

Jack said...

Is this change welcome or not? My daughter lives on a farm in the horse country outside Johannesburg, and developers keep moving in her direction. She is perhaps 80 percent concerned about the changes and 20 percent resigned to becoming engulfed (though the pain will be assuaged if the price is high enough).

bettyl-NZ said...

Proof that slowing down and looking around will find you treasures.

Malyss said...

There's a lot of nostalgy there..

Susan said...

It makes for a pretty picture too :D)

edenhills said...

Such a shame it hasn't been kept up, but it is a lot of work to maintain fence.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It seems all bug cities are reaching into more rural areas EG, it's a little scary!

Small City Scenes said...

It's still got charm. MB

Sue said...

Dilapidated, indeed!

=)

kelley jensen said...

I do like the looks of it next to the green field. Kind of charming.

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