Thursday, May 1, 2014

This Fence Has Many Friends


Our fence that the Geek and I built during the first three months of this year doesn't stop to excite me. It is the perfect backdrop for my flowers - and if not a backdrop, then it serves as a beautiful side effect, something that just plays a good role in my photos - a good fence for sure!

Of course my poppies that many of you have already seen in my last few posts look really good with the fence (or the fence with the poppies?).




I just love to follow its line along the sidewalk and see the flowers peek through the pickets or even start their own life outside it, but very close to it.


A California Poppy wearing a fashionable hat - at least as long as it wasn't ready to face the world and unfold its own glory.




The Sweet Peas are climbing along it - I had planted them there for exactly this reason.

On Kaefer's sixteenth birthday the fence was the beautiful backdrop for some pictures I took of her, and it hold the garland in place even though it was rather breezy.


And of course the fence is a wonderful friend to the birds. Last week I saw a hawk perching here, but usually it's the scrub jays and the towhees.


I'm linking again to Good Fences at the Run Around Ranch - fence enthusiasts post their fence pictures there every Thursday.


17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it's an awesome backdrop. or perhaps your photos are a perfect frontdrop. :) lovely!

thanks for linking in, carola!

bettyl-NZ said...

Such a very useful fence! What a great place to watch nature take its course. Love the details of your flowers.

MeOfCourse said...

I love the poppies Carola. They are going wild in our yard too. Nice post.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Such beautiful flowers snuggling up to your fence!

~Lindy

Raggedy Creations said...

your fence is lovely as well as your poppies.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I think that every garden needs enclosure and your fence is a a perfect way to do this. Picket fences are the epitome of charm...and to think that you did it all yourself. Bravo!

Ida said...

Wonderful fence you've got. So pretty with your different flowers all of which are very lovely as is your daughter.

Elephant's Child said...

It must be a daily delight - at every time of day, in every season.

Margaret Adamson said...

Flowers and fences what could be better and then a bird! Beautiful.

Orsolina said...

Die rosa 'Schmuckkörbchen' (den botanischen Namen weiß ich nicht) sehen toll vor dem Zaun aus,sie sind in jedem Garten eine Augenweide und passen immer irgendwo dazwischen. Die zarten Mohnblumen gefallen mir auch. Euer Zaun ist eine Augenweide.

LG Biggi

gina said...

I love your fence series....you flowers look beautiful!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a beautiful portrait! And I love the translucent quality you captured in that first poppy.
Rinda

Magic Love Crow said...

These pictures are so pretty! They make me smile ;o) Beautiful photo of your daughter ;o) Your fence is a perfect back drop for everything ;o) Hugs ;o)

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, your title SO fits for this post of yours. The fence made by yourselves with beautiful flowers and bird♪ I love poppies.
Oh, Your birthday daughter is SO pretty in front of your fence and quite a photographic♡♡♡ Thank you very much for asking the girls day. I wish your sweet daughter could have the lovely dolls as well.

Here is the link of this years post.

http://orchidenglishblog.blogspot.jp/2014/02/bit-early-hina-maturi-post.html

You may be able to go another years from the label p;)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

orchid Miyako said...

Haha, I put the link of my 'girls festival' posts inside the post of the html in the comment above. Miyako*

Gotham Girl said...

You can tell when a fence was made with love!

see you there! said...

I can see why you delight in looking at your fence. The plants seem to have filled in so quickly too.

Darla