Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Mendocino Fences Part 1
Mendocino, a small town up the North Coast, is one of my favorite places to visit. It's situated on top of the steep cliffs that go out to the Mendocino Headlands. The town is small and a bit funky. There are a handful of excellent shops including an independent bookstore where I have spent some peaceful hours.
For many years we went to Mendocino every Mother's Day. We experienced both rather hot days there, but also cold (it's a windy place) and rainy ones. However, it keeps its special charm in any kind of weather.
There are flowers in abundance. Every resident in Mendocino seems to be a passionate gardener. And if flowers alone are not beautiful enough, they are bordered by fences as well, many of them white picket fences.
Some fences are weathered like this garden gate which got a wonderful cottage feel by the roses that climb up the arbor.
This kind of fence I have only seen in Mendocino, on Main Street. I love the circles on top and its very distinguished shape. I wonder whether someone specially designed it? Is it handmade? That would be a lot of work even though it's a rather short fence.
Like all fences - they provide beautiful photo motifs.
I'm linking up with Good Fences again over at the Run-Around-Ranch.