Thursday, 27 August 2015

How To Accessorize A Fence

FEATHERS ON hats is a common sight but this is the first time I have noticed them fluttering on a fence post.

Hopefully, the bird these feathers belonged to is managing to fly without them.

Jack O'Lanterns are an accidental accessory when squeezed through slender openings at another Crescent Beach fence.

When I see these seasonal orange blooms I know autumn is near.

Someone tacked painted cut-outs of fish onto this fence. They swim the wood panels like charms on pieces of jewelry.

Their nautical style is fitting for a seaside community.

Clouds of mauve blooms decorate another fence that swoops and falls like an ocean wave. Willow branches in the background add green to the garden theme.

White painted wood and wire, offset by a patriotic flag, is the final in this series of accessorized fencing that I am linking to GOOD FENCES.

A welcoming gate also accessorizes the fence.

Here is a closer look at the gate at the fence pictured above. It is embellished with an upside down horseshoe symbolizing luck.

Check out more gates HERE.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Hearts & Flowers By Fences In Skagway

"Look! Quick!" I said to my husband who probably was not as impressed as I was by the hearts carved into the old fence at a home in Skagway.

All we could see was the tip of the fence for a fleeting second as our tour bus whizzed by the house being built or repaired.

During a walking tour later, we had time to enjoy the quaint picket fences of Skagway and to smell the flowers.

Tall blooms leaned over one fence and poppy petals fluttered by another.

Our 7-day Alaska cruise, that included a stop at Skagway, was an anniversary gift to ourselves and could be why I was drawn to the hearts and flowers.


Links to each of my Hot In Alaska cruise posts are as follows:
Pt 1: Setting Off From Vancouver
Pt 2: Settling Into The Noordam, Melting In Juneau
Pt 3: Skagway & The Historic Route To The Yukon
Pt 4: Margerie Glacier Interlude
Pt 5: Picturesque Ketchikan
Pt 6: Sunrise To Remember
Pt 7: Service With A Smile

This post is linked to GOOD FENCES.

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Creative Crosswalk In Portland

DON'T YOU want to grab this umbrella and fly? I love the whimsy of this crosswalk in Portland created just this year and photographed by my daughter during her recent visit there. Portland, (similarly to my neck-of-the-woods near Vancouver in BC), is known for rain. There has been a dry spell, however, so this post is in honour of the much needed showers that finally fell in Surrey today.

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