Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cedar Split Rail

Fencing on the Carden Plain east of Lake Simcoe

The Carden Plain with little or no soil over  limestone bedrock is very different from most of Ontario and features  plants and wildlife  more common to Canada's western provinces. This type of fencing is seen there in many places.

I am linking to Good Fences HERE

59 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, EG

I like this style of fencing..Pretty shot with the trees in the background.. Have a happy Thursday!

Kate said...

These fences are so rustic and classic which adds to their beauty!

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely shot of the split rail fence EG.

Gayle said...

I agree with Eileen. The treeline is a great background for the fence.

Revrunner said...

Great bird habitat!

Gill - That British Woman said...

very Canadian those shots.

Amy at love made my home said...

This is my very favourite sort of fence!! Such a pity it is so totally inappropriate for our home here in England! Doesn't matter, as I enjoyed looking at your beautiful photo!!! xx

Indrani said...

Well framed fence.
Great one for the meme.

Cranberry Morning said...

I like this style of fencing too!

Cranberry Morning said...

I like this style of fencing too!

Sandra said...

I like the trees behind the fence in the distance as much as the fence. we don't have trees like that here or fences either.

Rose said...

This type of fence is always appealing. It looks so lonely there...

Pamela Gordon said...

It's interesting to see the slanted support posts at the connections in this fence. I love a cedar rail fence. If the landscape had little soil what was the land used for? Do you know? Have a great day.

EG CameraGirl said...

Hi Pamela,

The land is used for ranching - horses and cattle.

see you there! said...

What a great fence. Is this style still built? Most I've seen seem very old.

Darla

TexWisGirl said...

it is a neat solution to hard ground, but i'd hate to try to maintain that kind of fence! thanks, tina!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's quite a sight EG! Looks like quite a plantation in the background.

Small City Scenes said...

It is a very western style of fencing. Very dry looking there.
MB

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Practical style for where digging fence posts is a pain. And looks so wonderful!
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Montanagirl said...

That's a great shot of a wonderful fence! Don't see many of those anymore.

William Kendall said...

Those old fences always appeal to me- very rural.

VP said...

An original and spectacular fence!

Gwen said...

new follower here. Awesome fence photo!

Linda W. said...

Cool old-timey fence!

RedPat said...

Love this fence, EG!

Carola Bartz said...

It does look like a wild and beautiful place. I imagine it very quiet where you can only hear the wind and the birds. Is it like that?

Chandra Eswaran said...

Very unique style of fencing and I like it, Tina. The construction looks sturdy enough for the intended application, especially with those slanted support poles/beams.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I do love this fence!! It looks like all of those old, old ones from years ago! What a great capture for the day!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I've always liked this sort of fencing, and had it myself when we lived in the country. We planted pink climbing roses and honeysuckle, and in the summer -when they twined around and through the fence- it was gorgeous.

*sigh*

llandudnopictures said...

It makes for a great photo!

Karen S. said...

Yes, that split rail is beautiful! It looks like in the background it could be a tree farm?

Photo Cache said...

I don't know how they do this fencing but it's pretty eye catching for sure.

Ida said...

What a pretty scene. That type of fence always reminds me of Pioneers for some reason. Very rustic.

Ginny said...

We have a lot of fences like this here. But the difference is, ours do not have these supports that run diagonally from the ground to the top.

Andy Wilson said...

Making the Good Fences blog run and I stopped by!
Colonial style fence.

Marie C said...

How nice to have such a different area close by that you can easily visit! Love the scene and the split rail fence is awesome! I imagine with that kind of terrain one couldn't sink fence posts easily.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That fence is functional as well as decorative.I like it.

Ruth Kelly said...

It looks like it has seen some harsh winters.

barbara l. hale said...

Nice shot! We see split rail fences around here now and then. I always like to sit and try to figure out how they are put together.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice fence, beautiful, such a place for it.

cieldequimper said...

That looks so American West to me! Love it!

carolann said...

I like the rustic look too.

My young married son passes them on his route

in country. So being a city guy.

He enjoys the country big time.

Barns and fences he is a looker now and a taker with his phone.

Tammie Lee said...

another wonderful fence style

HOOTIN ANNI said...

When I was a youngster living on ranchland in the Rockies...I was always told this was a snow fence...dunno why? And, I never asked. lol

Lois said...

Oh, I just love seeing split rail fences. Beautiful shot!

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely capture. Looks like an interesting part of the countryside!

Birdman said...

Interesting how they are constructed.

Randy said...

Beautiful fence.

Stephanie said...

Love it!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love those fences. You see them all over the American west also.

Cloudia said...

Interesting post. thanks




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Gillian Olson said...

I just returned from a visit to the Cariboo region of BC and I saw many fences similar to the one in your picture.

Debbie said...

It's an interesting fence, I don't see fences like that in this area. It's a beautiful image!!

Kay said...

This could pass for many areas I've see in the U.S. west, too...including some of the region around where I now live. Naturally, I like the look of it!

Halcyon said...

It's quite rustic. I like it!

Anvilcloud said...

Oddly enough, I just posted on Flickr the remains of one of these fences that is lost in the woods. Somehow, I missed posting it here.

edenhills said...

Love the look of the rail fence, but I can't imagine they would withstand much in the way of livestock.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that type of fence --

Felicia said...

great fence capture.

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