Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sunday Stills - Fences

Being in the heart of the bluegrass, fences are near and dear.



Many farms are double fenced for the safety of their horses. It used to be on the books (and may be still) that stallions must be behind a double fence, if they are next to a road, as well.



Black paint has become trendy, but to me, white is classic.



Early morning work out at the training center.



A trifecta - a triple fence.



Young thoroughbreds grazing in the morning mist.



As the trees grow, they push out the stone fences. I was sad to see the litter in this shot :-/.



The famous white fences of 800 acre Calumet farm stretch for miles near the center of Lexington.



And back out to the country.

For more Sunday Stills...

32 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

the fog in the first two are a soft touch to the photos
my fav is ssfences3, amazing composition, the lines are great & the little birdy is too cute sitting there on the fence; i think the best fence photo for sunday stills yet

Far Side of Fifty said...

All these are just fantasic fences..I so enjoyed them all! The second photo and the misty morning ones are my favorites! :)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

LOVED the fences, farms and lovely green pastures when we visited Lexington in November 07! Thanks for another look.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! Such pretty fences in your area. Most of ours out here are so rustic compared to yours. The stone walls are beautiful, too.

Great captures!

~Lisa

WildBlack said...

WoW! They are beautiful! I just love the foggy effect on some of the shots! Its hard to pick a favorite! :D Great shots Sara. :D

Ed said...

Great shots, I figured you would have fun on this one...;-)

threecollie said...

So very lovely! Yours are the nicest I have seen today!

Nancy K. said...

Good LORD! They sure put my little step in posts and electric wire to shame...

Beautiful photographs. I do so love stone fences.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

You live in a beautiful area and your photo's show it off. Yeah, our fences are much more rustic too.

CTG Ponies said...

Beautiful photos! All those white fences show pride of ownership.

June said...

I agree that those fences should be white.

I kept reviewing your pix, thinking "this is my favorite," and "this is my favorite," and finally gave up. They are all so peaceful looking.

Now. Take a sip of coffee before you press any button on your keyboard.
:-)

Shirley said...

Ah, such lovely shots! I love the one of the young horses in the mist, of course! And stone fences.... beautiful!

Ebie said...

The second one is my fav, oh no the third, no the fourth...ah...everything looks so beautiful at Punkin's Patch. Have a nice week!

Christine said...

Stunning photos. Who knew fences could be so beautiful.

JAN'S PLACE USA said...

these are beautiful. the stone fence and the dark fences, very nice.. and the one with the grazing horses ..

prairierunner said...

I've always wanted to see those Kentucky fences. Wonderful pictures, makes me want to see them in person even more.

VioletSky said...

Beautiful fences for your rolling contryside. Were I to visit Kentucky, I'd come home with hundreds of shots of fences. And most ofthem would be white - I hope.

flowerweaver said...

You are definitely in the land of fences! I remember how amazed I was when I visited with the layers and layers and miles and miles of them there are. Great job explaining and photographing them!

Janice said...

Love your pics. I went in to your profile to see where you are from. It is very beautiful there.

Pam said...

Great shots, Sara! I like the tifecta best-you can never be too safe! That fox in yesterdays post has enormous ears! The better to listen for Hank...
I caught a glimpse of the "I Know It's What They're Supposed To Do" shot of Keebs-can you believe it's the same lamb? He was just so tiny-I remember the day you took him home. Kathy and I looked at him and said "That lamb is going to be spoiled ROTTEN!!!" Prophets, we are.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone. This was a fun challenge and I was glad I got some decent pictures to share.

Kelly said...

Fabulous shots! I didn't know that double fencing. Now, the next time I'm in horse country, I'll know!

dibear said...

I love the fences in horse country. :) Nice job.

Alice said...

Impressive variety of fence photos, each one carried a different perspective so a favorite is hard to choose. Glad you captured all of these fence treasures... some to keep things in, others to keep things out.

Stasia said...

Beautiful pictures - thank you for sharing.

I am thinking of you today and hoping you are doing ok... Have been thinking of you for a while. Want to let you know I think you are a great animal mom, and I know you do the very best you can. :)

Speaking of fences, have you thought of getting some Premier eNet, and a little charger, for the little charges? Ours has worked GREAT and we are in the middle of nowhere, with dogs, foxes, coyotes, bears, and (apparently) wolves roaming around. Also use it for our pastured poultry.

Kiss the babies for me and you take care.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Gosh these are beautiful..your words as well. I like that mist and the trees pushing out stone fences. I wouldn't of noticed the litter. I hate that. Months ago some idiot dumped two large backs of trash in the bushes. My car is small (trunk) and I kept putting off doing anything. Well I can see the garbage breaking through (yikes)!! So I take my morning walk but in nags me when I see it!

L'Hélène said...

Those are beautiful shots, so peaceful!

Peruby said...

I toured the Calumet farm on one trip to KY when visiting KHP. I was disappointed, I thought we would see more horses, but it was a beautiful farm. I thought the fences were so serene when driving around the area.

Denise said...

What beautiful Kentucky country side...I plan to see it soon. Arrival date Aug 15th. Need to get in touch with Dianne and tell her my ETA also. Be nice to have an internet blogger gathering "East meets West"

DayPhoto said...

I loved your fences post! It gave to me a eye view of your beautiful land!

Thank you,
Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

lisa said...

I love those kinds of fences!! I wish we had some big horse places here close, I would have to find a job at one of those instead!!

Henry said...

Amazing landscapz, i always admire the nature at its best. Great photos.

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