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.


30 comments:

Gotham Girl said...

These fences are so special! Thanks so much for sharing...great photos!

Patricia said...

LIebe Carlos, deine Zaunbilder sind einfach bezaubernd, hier bei mir gibt es solche Zäune garnicht mehr , was ich sehr schade finde ,denn sie sind solch tolle Fotomotive.
Liebe Grüße Patricia

windrock studio said...

Just gorgeous blooms & fences! We were lucky enough to visit this little town many years ago for a wedding on a ranch in northern California, my first & only trip out there and one I will always remember.
I love all that you share.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love Mendocino, it is so quaint and charming and wonderful just to wander around in. Your fence photos really do it justice.

Poppy said...

Such prettiness! I'd love to visit this beautiful town, with its picturesque and charming pockets! Beautiful pictures, Carola!

Poppy

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness, all the romantics just went 'ahhhh...' so classicly beautiful!

thanks for linking in!

Margaret Adamson said...

these fences are so pretty and then there is a bonus of the beautiful flowers

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! Love the DOF in the first one!

Ileana said...

Beautiful fence and photos!

RobinfromCA said...

Your photos are just beautiful! I love Mendocino and all of it's beautiful fences surrounding the inns and homes! As a matter of fact a week or two ago my Good Fences post featured a Mendo gate and fence! We too have spent many an hour in the Gallery Bookshop - especially on rainy days! We usually stay at The Headlands Inn when we're there. Breakfast in your room every morning. It's heaven!

michaelswoodcraft said...

Beautiful photos, love the roses! :)

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

Great photos but I am really liking the first one with the selective focus. Well done.

Karen S. said...

Oh yes indeed I like your captures of them!

georgettesullins said...

These are classic and oh, so special. So glad you are sharing these with us. Thank you.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, I love the cottage look of these! And the roses are add to the beauty.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow; Beautiful and elegant flowers with exotic fence from Mendocino♡♡♡ Love the feminine atmosphere(*^_^*)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my, I certainly do like your fence shots!

Raggedy Creations said...

gorgeous flowers to go with your lovely fences. nice.

Ida said...

What lovely fences and flowers. So very charming. I too liked the one with the round tops.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the flowers and fences are just beautiful. Lovely photos! Have a happy weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful!!! Each and every fence image...I especially like the first one with the perspective you captured.

Debbie said...

lovely old fences, so beautifully decorated!!

Alica said...

What pretty fences, and beautiful flowers!

Ida said...

Not sure if I left a comment before or not but these are wonderful. Lots of pretty flowers against the fences. I like the weathered looking fence and that one with the unique round tops.

Linda W. said...

What pretty shots - fences and flowers. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Truly beautiful images. Very nice.

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly, beautiful and magical pictures! Very pretty!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You found some amazing fences and gates to share. Makes me want to get out and see what I can find for next week! Happy weekend my friend! Hugs, Diane

EG CameraGirl said...

I love all these fences! Nothing nicer than touring a town with beautiful flowers.

alexa said...

Such very pretty photos - you have chosen such wonderful angles and interesting shapes. A brilliant subject. I have always loved picket fences though they are not so common here, so it has been lovely to see your collection.