Joining in with Friday Fences

Thanks to the quirky humour of Nanacathy I have discovered Friday’s Fences, this is a site that invites you to post a photo of a fence or a view through a fence. So here goes……..

Dog Bark Bend in the ValleyNear where I work is a lovely valley so I often drive down to park in one of the little pull in car parks and eat my lunch. Dog Bark Bend is one of my favourite spots so I thought it would be a good one to share with Friday’s Fences.

This feels like a good time to disclose a fascination I have that is maybe a bit weird………… Trees that look like something.

I am not crazy honestly, it all stated about 15 years ago when I spotted a dead tree at the side of the main road out of town that resembled an elephant stood on his hind legs with his trunk extended to the sky. I mentioned it to a few people and quickly found that I was not the only person to have made this observation. I often thought about taking a photo but was always hurrying somewhere, or forgot to take my camera. Then one year there were some terrible thunder storms and said elephant tree was struck by lightning, he sadly lost his trunk and promptly ceased to resemble anything other than a dead tree!

But since then I have noticed other forms in trees and in my lovely valley is a great wooden snake rising out from the edge of a field reaching for the skies.

Tree Snake SilhouetteOn a more sane note I also snapped some dying seed heads bobbing in the breeze against a blue sky laden with feathery clouds.

Grass seedheadsagainst cloudy skyMore hooking news to follow this holiday weekend, hope you all enjoy this extended weekend break.

34 thoughts on “Joining in with Friday Fences

  1. Karen August 29, 2013 / 12:36

    The park looks like a nice shady spot to enjoy lunch


    • August 29, 2013 / 18:36

      It really is lovely to get out of the office and sit in some greenery beneath the trees even if only for half an hour.


      • Karen August 29, 2013 / 18:48

        A nice breeze and the sound of birds takes away the stress of work, that’s for sure.


      • Knit and Purl Garden August 28, 2013 / 22:38

        Oh yes – 2 crazy border collies! One 15 year old & one 4 year old. How about you? Any pets?


      • August 29, 2013 / 18:38

        No pets here I have to say, we did help to look after my son’s chocolate labrador, Fudge, but sadly he had a tumour and we lost him a year ago. Having had 4 children I always had my hands full when they were younger and am just enjoying the ease of life without commitments now they are grown up. My hubby would like a cat but we will have to see.


      • Knit and Purl Garden August 29, 2013 / 20:41

        Aw sad about the chocolate lab. Its certainly hard work looking after our old dog but we love him so! I’m not really a cat person but yesterday met & rather liked my friends kitten – a Siberian Forest Cat. Pretty little thing.


  2. Bet August 27, 2013 / 01:17

    Wow there’s a Friday Fences? I need to catch up apparently!! Love the “Dog Bark Bend” Absolutely love that you “see” other images in nature. I’m the same way with rocks and sky.


    • August 27, 2013 / 21:11

      Yes there sure is, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Look forward to seeing some of your sky and rock images in the future.


  3. nanacathy2 August 26, 2013 / 18:17

    I adore the fence- totally wonderful and made me smile. Re trees- well I do have a fascination with trees, but my real fascination is tree roots!! I just adore the twists and twines. Love your snake tree, what a shame about the elephant tree- there is an Elephant Rock in Sardinia you know! Thanks for the link- Quirky humour huh!!!! LOL


    • August 27, 2013 / 21:14

      Thanks, I am glad you liked it. It was your post that drew me to Friday’s Fences so thank you for that. I know what you mean about tree roots, there is a fallen tree in the woods behind us on the mount and the whole of the base is a mass of exposed roots, I have lots of images of that too although I have not seen anything in it to date. Quirky in a good way.


  4. natureintheburbs August 25, 2013 / 03:27

    I always look for faces in trees and shapes out of the branches! Guess I’m crazy too.


  5. Beth August 24, 2013 / 23:04

    so glad u found FF ….such a lovely group. come back again soon. love seeing all fences from around the world. ( :
    i’m Beth nice 2 meet u.


  6. Pamela Gordon August 24, 2013 / 19:47

    I like the fence photo and the name on the sign. I have noticed things like old dead trees and shapes too so you’re not “crazy”. 🙂 This one also looks like the head of a dinosaur reaching up. Visiting from Friday’s Fences.


  7. Simply Knots August 24, 2013 / 17:46

    I’m not the only one?! Oh goodness, I’m sane! Lol, when I went to Las Vegas at 18, the wildlife was the best thing to be around. I have some pictures of a few things that looked like other things.. Maybe I’ll share those someday! I’ll let you know, because one of them looked like a woman… so I did the same pose next to it lol. I felt silly after, but I’m glad I see things and they’re really there!


      • Simply Knots August 25, 2013 / 16:38

        I’m publishing them now. I hope that you enjoy them. 🙂


      • August 25, 2013 / 18:59

        Thank you for sharing your photos, they are truly fantastic and make me feel that I am not so crazy after all if other people do the same thing.


  8. Janis August 24, 2013 / 15:25

    Welcome to FF. I love your sense of discovery…I love to look for shapes in the clouds! will have to pay more attention to trees now!


    • August 25, 2013 / 09:27

      Thanks for the welcome, I think it such a simple but great idea to share these fence images. The different styles speak of their particular area, maybe you could run a little competition to guess the country/area from an image of a fence? Great to meet you and all your lovely friends.


  9. KerryCan August 23, 2013 / 23:23

    My sister and I used to name the trees on the farm, based on what they looked like. Not crazy at all. Really!


      • KerryCan August 25, 2013 / 11:14

        Not really–they were silly kid names. I remember one tree was bent and looked like it had a boot at the bottom and another had a big growth and looked pregnant! You can imagine the tales we made up about that! Such memories!


      • August 25, 2013 / 18:50

        Sounds like so much fun, we have such great imaginations as children, what happens when we grow up!


  10. LaVoice August 23, 2013 / 22:46

    What an interesting variety of sights. I like the Dog Bark Bend fence.


    • August 25, 2013 / 09:35

      To be honest the three images were taken within 1/2 a mile of each other. Sometimes we rush through the day and feel we have not got time to look up and it can be amazing what we can see if only we can slow down even for 1/2 a mile! I am going to try and do it more often.


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