The Beauty of Fences The Beauty of FencesI love a good fence. (even a so-so fence can appeal to me) New England has so wonderful examples of great fences that I just have to share some with you. Instead of filling this post up with my words, I’d thought I’d mix it up a bit, so along with the pictures I took showing you the beauty of fences, (mostly from the Kennebunks) I’m including quotes about ‘fences’ from some well known folks… simple white picket fence with horizontal board

Simple white picket fence with horizontal rails and square posts. Dolly Parton quote stone and wood mixed fence

Old stone and wood picket fence. Aretha Franklin Wedding Cake house fence with fancy gate

Famous ‘Wedding Cake House’ with very fancy gate. Arthur Baer quoteHere are 3 pictures of the same granite and iron fence: granite and iron fence

Granite base curves around the corner to match the curve of the sidewalk. iron gate detail

Lovely iron gate detail. aged and weathered granite posts

Aged and weathered detail of granite posts. Bruce Nauman quote old stone and gate

Old stone fence with iron gate. Carl Sandburg quote wood fence

White wood fence with post detail. Dennis Miller quote rock fence rolling up hill

Rock fence with a flat top, rolls along with the slope of the land. Maya Angelou quote wood fence with extra horizontal board

Wood fence with sturdy horizontal boards. Patrick O'Brian quote stone and wood mix fence

Stone and wood mix fence.

I’ve seen some stone masons making new rock fences and walls around Kennebunkport, talk about true craftsmen. Amazing work.

Here’s one that’s hard to see, but… rock fence with hedge and gardens

isn’t it so beautiful? It’s a mixture of a stone pillar, with a low stone fence and a hedge and gorgeous plantings. Queen Mary quoteAnd one more… rock fence with pillars at driveway.

Rock wall with pillars at driveway.


Inspiring, aren’t they? The beauty of fences are they serve a purpose, they keep things in and out, they define the space in the garden or yard, but also they can offer such a lovely visual treat.


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