Teresa from A Run *A* Round Ranch in Texas, always hosts a “Good Fences and Gates” Thursday. I have found this most challenging — the looking at my everyday world with new eyes to ‘see’ fences and gates.
It’s surprising how mundane we are with our ‘seeing’. If we have always seen it–such as the fences and gates on your own farm or the neighbors farm you never really notice them after the first true look. From that point on you glance…your brain says-’Yes, it’s still there’–you go on. Never really looking or assess what is right there in front of you.
Having enjoyed Teresa blog for some time (she is a sanctuary for birds, I do believe) I decided to pick up her challenge to find interesting fences and gates where ever I might be in my world.
The word is CHALLENGE! WHEW!!
I have been rather amazed at all the fences I see and think—nah, just an ordinary fence.
But WAIT!!! Is it really? Sometimes the fence or gate IS ordinary, but what it in compases isn’t. Therefore, I have grown to really like this blog challenge —I offer it up to you to join Teresa and see if you can find a fence or a gate or something interesting within the fence or gate to share with the world.
Monday we went to Paonia, Colorado to visit the Solar Institute’s solar training farm. They had a cool bench…yes, I know this isn’t a fence or a gate—but it still was rather neat.
But they, also, had an most unusual fence….made of bamboo stakes! Now just how different is that!?
Today is NICE! Lots of cloud cover, so far. I hope it stays just as cloud cover we still have bales of hay to haul in; the rain needs to stay in the foot hills and on the plateaus. We sweltered yesterday while hauling and raking and forking hay. Today will be MUCH better to work in.
Anyway…take a wander over to Teresa’s and join in with the rest of us — you will enjoy looking at the world with ‘different eyes’ I am positive!