Thursday, September 11, 2014

Good Fences #25

I really like this fence adornment along the road to town.

Whoever fashioned it was careful to include 50 states (stars) but left 2 of the original colonies (stripes) off. :)
Here's the link-up!

1. Link in a post featuring a photo or photos of fences or gates.
2. Link back to Run*A*Round Ranch Report in your post or use the badge code to display the Good Fences button in your post that automatically links back here.
3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.
Thank you! 

140 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Interesting...I would've not noticed.
It's a perfect post for 9-11 tho.

I'm up early before the sunrise to check out the space station that is going to fly over Texas in about a half hour. Hope I can see it...the clouds are building up tho. :-(

georgettesullins said...

Is that wood? They did a nice job displaying the colors.

Brian King said...

I wonder if that was intentional or simply a mistake? Nice work, though!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love it! And look how white that sand is.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Perfect post for 9/11...thank you :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I love that you noted that detail, Theresa! LOL! Such an eye... that's why you are such a wonderful photographer. blessings ~ tanna

Roan said...

You are observant. I never would have noticed. I agree, perfect post for today.

Julie said...

Hi Teresa,

these are fantastic photos - the American flag properly illuminated, really great!

Greetings from Hamburg, Julie

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A beautiful patriotic adornment for the fence. Great post!

EG CameraGirl said...

Patriotic for sure!

Kate said...

I agree with you! It is a wonderful symbol, and I try to remember to fly our flag each day when the weather is nice.

Bethany Carson said...

The flag certainly makes an otherwise ordinary fence stand out!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Appropriate for the day. Hang onto your flag - we may need to change ours sometime soon!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Maybe someone didn't like two of those colonies?!
~

Pamela Gordon said...

Being a Canadian, I would not have noticed that error in the flag. :) It does look very patriotic though and the fenced property is nice. Thanks for hosting, Theresa.

Dicky Bird said...

Good eyes. Maybe they are exercising artistic interpretation

Adrienne said...

So well done! I wouldn't have guessed wood until the close up! Great catch

Alica said...

Yes...a good post for today!

Molly The Wally said...

Would never have realised about the stars. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Sandra said...

this is perfect for today, a fence that helps us remember 911... even if the stripes are not the right numbers. i did not join today because sadly I am out of fence photos and had no card in my camera when i went to take one...

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Oops! Yes is missing some stripes, but it looks great on that fence.

William Kendall said...

Good choice!

Judy said...

It turned out nice tho...I love how they are displaying it.

Ramona said...

Love it, it was something I did notice when I was is the US earlier, The Flag is everywhere!!. Its great piece.

Jo said...

You've the perfect post for today's remembrance. Thanks for hosting this meme. Jo

Frank said...

Nice one and very patriotic.

Rose said...

Perfect for today! I would not have noticed the missing stripes.

DJan said...

What an interesting fence ornament, indeed. It looks like it's made of wood? :-)

cobie en bas van Es said...

hij komt er wel voor uit.

Julia said...

It's a beautiful flag ornament and I would have never notice any difference.
Hugs,
JB

4RRanch said...

Very striking. I love patriotic folk art. Well done. (despite the missing colonies)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really are observant. Just like my hubby...I showed him your pics. I guess they thought they had it about the right size! EEEE! Thanks for Good Fences my friend! 25! WOW! Hugs!

Debbie said...

oh i love it t!! a little like mine a few weeks back.

i do like creative peeps ;) peeps who paint things to make them look better ;)

it is a good fence for today....a quiet reminder of the significance of today!!

LV said...

Just a perfect touch to this fence. I guess I am not as sharp as you as I did not notice either.

DeniseinVA said...

Interesting about the missing stripes. It looks really striking nonetheless. I was making my way across the Potomac yesterday and in Rosslyn there were huge flags hanging over the side of many high rises. It was an impressive sight.

MarkD60 said...

Good fence! I was interested in the stars, and missed the missing stripes too!

Lynne said...

Great place for our flag, sharp eyes you have Tex!

messymimi said...

A nice tribute, and i wonder if the last two stripes simply fell off, or the person wasn't able to get them to stay properly.

ladyfi said...

What a great-looking fence!

nookworm said...

The person who created the flag had their heart in the right place and it is very appropriate for today.

Birdman said...

Fine fence for today's remembrance.
11 stripes? I would not have caught that. Good eye!

June Caedmon said...

I am so excited to have a pic that works for your linky this week -yea! Enjoyed your cacophony of whistlers yesterday :) Have a wonder-filled week!

Catherine said...

Great fence. Catherine

Gosia k said...

Looks interesting and proudly.

photodoug said...

How appropriate for commemorating this day. Thanks for sharing.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Nice national fence!

Leovi said...

No doubt it is because he ran out of wood, precious photos.

Carola Bartz said...

What a great find! I guess that most people don't notice that there are only 11 stripes. I didn't - I just liked the work that someone put into this.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I, too, would have missed that detail about the missing colonies. So interesting to speculate whether on purpose or just the way the material dictated. A lot of work went into the details. Beautiful! And as many have said, appropriate today.

Jan n Jer said...

Hmmmm...makes me wonder if they realized this. Great post today to remember this fateful day!

Gail said...

I do love that fence!

Dianna said...

Perfect for today.

michaelswoodcraft said...

Love it!! We need more of us to fly our flags everyday not just on September 11th

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

This is wonderful and perfect on the fence for today. You observed well to notice the stripes. Since 911, 13 years ago, we have flown our flag each and everyday with a light at night for proper protocol. Love this fence!
Hugs

Patty Woodland said...

Maybe they have something against two of the original colonies....

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful images for today's remembrance and homage.

Ileana said...

The owner is a true American! :)

Melissa said...

How interesting! It's a great fence decoration. Too bad they miscounted because it's otherwise so carefully done.

Small City Scenes said...

Well they only had so much room. It is looking good. MB

Barb Brookbank said...

Perfect post today.

Debby Ray said...

Wow...what a great fence...no doubt whoever put it up is making a strong statement!

Felicia said...

It's beautiful even with 2 stripes missing.

great captures Theresa.

Marissa said...

God bless America ...

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Oh yes I'm always checking out fencing especially lately as we have to fence the new property. I love this one and I love the flag... Perfectly fitting for today. Great find T!

Karen S. said...

I really like it too, and it shall survive for a good long while as it appears to be out of wood, like a picket fence! Something worth duplicating! Your fence post is especially dear today. God Bless us all.

Stephanie said...

Nice one. I would have not noticed it.

Terri said...

I like it! I bet they didn't even notice the omission.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! The perfect fence for this day it is indeed!!

Donna said...

That's a terrific photo to feature for September 11!

bailey-road.com said...

Love the display of patriotism. Great image for this date.

Jeanne said...

Nice picture. Is that wood?
I'm amazed that someone to the time to make that and didn't count the stripes.

S. J. Qualls said...

No, I wouldn't have noticed - in today's society they splash Old Glory - any way and any how they want to, clothes, toys, and I saw a house.

dog-ear fence pickets...

don said...

Fine shots of this unusual (to me) fence with the modified flag. I'd like to hear the owner's reasoning for changing the flag.

Stephen Hayes said...

It's a curiously modified flag, but it does show a patriotic spirit.

Halcyon said...

Oooops! I could maybe forgive a star or two as they are not so easy to make, but the stripes?

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I would not have noticed. You made me count. Aren't you the observant one.

Ida said...

Very appropriate flag for today. I love that you took the time to count all the stars and the stripes. Maybe they ran out of strips and that is why 2 stripes are missing. Anyway it's a great fence decoration for sure.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely pastime.

Terry and Linda said...

Perfect post for today!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Revrunner said...

I wonder which colonies were eliminated. Hopefully, not Virginia! :-)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It's difficult to notice the missing stripes, but it looks good on that fence. Very fitting for 9/11.

Chandra said...

Beautiful photo of a version of our flag and fence.

I see what you mean - we have a missing data issue, in line # 12 and 13 :)

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It's very eye catching- and I didn't even notice the missing stripes. Although, I would have thought the stars would be more work. Anyway - great catch!

Daniel LaFrance said...

I just assumed it was technically correct. However, the fence itself is strong and can stand up to adversity and the flag reminds us as a diverse nation you stand united.

~ just this Canadian's opinion.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

The fence adornments are splendid. This is very eye-catching. You live in a very lovely part of the country.

Sally Crowe said...

Wonderful reminder.

(I wouldn't have noticed either, but you have a good eye)

thepoodleanddogblog said...

I would love to know if the number of stripes is by accident or deign. Lovely subject for today's post though.

DIMI said...

Lovely pictures Tex!Nice national fence!
Dimi...

jeannettestgermain said...

Kinda cool to make the flag part of the fence:) Have a great day!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Very nice! I didn't realize at first that it was wooden. Maybe whoever made it ran out of wood at 11. :-)

Ruth Kelly said...

I would never have counted the stripes.

Ms. A said...

I LOVE IT! Must admit I wouldn't have thought to count the stripes.

Robin Lamb said...

T, Oh well, it was a good effort anyway!

Filip Demuinck said...

Strange flag. Looks like too many stars. :-)

Greetings,
Filip

Helma said...

They did indeed nice job with the fence in the shape of the American flag:-)

RedPat said...

Looks like each piece of wood is a different colour and maybe the proportions would be off with 2 more boards? Nice for the day, Tex!

A Quiet Corner said...

Hey, the Pres and I had two of those flags at Home in the Hollow...one on the house and one on the barn! They were stayed with the house, although we do remember how to make them!...:)JP

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Perfect patriotic scene for the day! Love the red fence. xo Karen

barbara l. hale said...

Nice catch! I hope it wasn't Massachusetts and Vermont they left off.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Great spot T and thanks for hosting.

peter

Stephanie Faris said...

Nice! And perfectly timed.

Justin Carfagnini said...

You have an excellent eye! I would have not noticed that. Other than that, it's still a really cool piece, and definitely makes that fence look even better!

Fly Girl said...

Now did you actually count all those stripes or could just tell by looking?

pattisjarrett said...

It's still a nice look. Maybe they've disowned a couple of states?

Betty Manousos said...

great post/photos, theresa. love the red fence! xo

Primitive Stars said...

Love the fence and flag, blessings Francine.

Our photos said...

That's a nice fence, with flag and all !

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

luv the flag ( :

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Always nice to see the stars and stripes, especially today:@)

Red said...

The poor old guy who made this probably didn't know how many stripes were needed. I didn't know the stripes stood for colonies.

Fjällripan said...

Thats really cool!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

2 states of my country wants to be out, but they can't. The flags are stripes, and the strips are the original states.

Mama Zen said...

If you hadn't told me, I would never have noticed!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, They get the A for effort however. I think it is nice to try to display Old Glory. Have a super Friday tomorrow!

Blackberry Lane said...

Very nice. Like Sandra, I was out of fence photos for today.

Little Harriet had extra tests at the vet today and we should know more tomorrow.

Have a good night.

Susan (ABON) said...

Wonderful to see the stars and stripes today :)

Linda said...

Nice post for today. Subtle but appropriate.

Paula said...

Wow you do observe closely. Now that you mention it I see there are stripes missing.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Indeed one wonders WHY?!
While I drove around for 7 days in Arizona, especially in the north, we saw so many Ranches and several gates as well. Often thought about you...
We were so lucky for getting out of Phoenix by Friday morning due to their severe historical flooding.
Hugs,
Mariette

KB Bear said...

That is the perfect fence choice for today. I love it.

Paul said...

Interesting that you noticed the missing stripes on the flag... That totally escaped my attention, but then I live in Canada!

Mary Kirkland said...

Love the pictures. They did a pretty good job on them.

SweetMarie said...

Perfect and Beautiful!!

Irma said...

Beautifully fence with the American flag.
Beautiful pictures.

Midmarsh John said...

I always think it's a great pity we show our national flag so seldom.

Breathtaking said...

A proud and patriotic fence, and lovely photos to show us.

Janey and Co. said...

I would have never noticed that! I do like it though.

What a following! You always have so many comments...and your fence meme is huge!

Anvilcloud said...

Not all of us foreigners would notice the missing stripes.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is really nice and we should all be proud to show our flag!

Marie said...

If they'd made the stripes a little less wide, they could have gotten those two in! Oh well. Great flag anyway, and great statement on that fence!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Very appropriate!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I really like this one! Perfect (even without two stripes, ha!). I will be back when I find a fence!

Pat Tillett said...

I would never have noticed the number of stripes either. Good eye and nice photos.

orchid Miyako said...

Hello Dearest Theresa;
Wonderful fence adornment of your national flag. Even if there are a couple of missing stripes.

So sorryfor my belated comment. I had Soba guests 2 days in arow p:-) Feeling like busy fall is waiting for me.
Thank you very much for hosting, I always appreciated your efforts, my dear friend.

Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Indrani said...

Somebody with a huge sense of patriotism!
I would have never noticed the error.

Jeevan said...

beautiful capture and neat fencing… nice flag work. seems made of wood planks?

Lois Evensen said...

That flag is gorgeous!

Kathy said...

A great fence post (no pun intended)!

Laura. M said...

That flag looks good;))

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

This is a nice fence.

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