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The Beauty of Fences

 

HometoCottage.com 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…

HometoCottage.com simple white picket fence with horizontal board

Simple white picket fence with horizontal rails and square posts.

HometoCottage.com Dolly Parton quote

HometoCottage.com stone and wood mixed fence

Old stone and wood picket fence.

HometoCottage.com Aretha Franklin quoteHometoCottage.com Wedding Cake house fence with fancy gate

Famous ‘Wedding Cake House’ with very fancy gate.

HometoCottage.com Arthur Baer quoteHere are 3 pictures of the same granite and iron fence:

HometoCottage.com granite and iron fence

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

HometoCottage.com iron gate detail

Lovely iron gate detail.

HometoCottage.com aged and weathered granite posts

Aged and weathered detail of granite posts.

HometoCottage.com Bruce Nauman quote

HometoCottage.com old stone and gate

Old stone fence with iron gate.

HometoCottage.com Carl Sandburg quote

HometoCottage.com wood fence

White wood fence with post detail.

HometoCottage.com Dennis Miller quote

HometoCottage.com rock fence rolling up hill

Rock fence with a flat top, rolls along with the slope of the land.

HometoCottage.com Maya Angelou quote

HometoCottage.com wood fence with extra horizontal board

Wood fence with sturdy horizontal boards.

HometoCottage.com Patrick O'Brian quote

HometoCottage.com 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…

HometoCottage.com 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.

HometoCottage.com Queen Mary quoteAnd one more…

HometoCottage.com 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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