Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Cedar Fence

How long has this old split-rail fence been here? It looks like it's seen many winters.

Metal fences were expensive, and wood was cheap and plentiful in Ontario, so many pioneer farmers used the split-rail fence to enclose their property. Cedar logs are weather resistant and easy to split and last for many years.

20 comments:

Hilary said...

Very nice photo, ex-S. Lots of snowy detail when you click on it.

madretz said...

I like the look of rustic split rail fences. I'd venture to guess that it's been there for 5 generations.

Peter said...

These fences really look nice, ... like the ones in stones!

tut-tut said...

Great photo! It says February to me . . .

Annie said...

That's a treasure of a photo, Ex-Shammickite.

dot said...

That made a beautiful picture!

edmundnesbitt said...

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d. chedwick bryant said...

oooohhh... very pretty. I would really like some snow & the opportunity to see things like this in person.
this is a lovely shot!

sheoflittlebrain said...

This is a great snowy day picture!
Thanks for sharing:) Our snow has been scarce and melts as soon as the sun shines on it..bah..

Changes in the wind said...

Such memories lay in that fence and the snow is the topping, like icing:)

Ginnie said...

What a fabulous photo of that fence, Ex-S. You did it proud!

photowannabe said...

Terrific composition. This would make a perfect greeting card. Nice job.

Joanna said...

We are burning an old oak fence that was replaced on the log burner it burns brillently although they look best not choped up for fire wood, the snow is amazing. Blizards are forecast here but I think we are too far south so sadly no snow. Captain Rupert would probably like raisin toast best, he has a sweet tooth.

LC said...

Great shot, the fence looks like it has seen more winters than I have and that is a lot. looks like you have some snow too, we have been getting hit pretty good here in eastern Washington. Lloyd and Ranger.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I would have missed this if I'd walked by there, it real is a great capture. One that I wished I would have noticed.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I had to tromp through knee high snow to get to this fence, with a demented puppy trying to run away with my gloves, so it's quite surprising that the photo turned out as well as it did!

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Strange how a detail can give such a sense of place. Great shot!

dabrah said...

Lovely picture. I love the way it all looks so precariously balanced. Lucky the puppy didn't decide to investigate.

Peggy said...

Love the split rail fences!! We have stone dykes around our fields. They're built from found materials too. The wildlife love's them. Nice places for field mice to hide. Ingenuity wins every time.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i bet that fence has many stories to tell if it could.