Fences on Friday

Build a little fence of trust around today;

Fill the space with loving deeds, And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars Upon tomorrow;

God will help thee bear what comes of joy and sorrow.”

Mary F. Butts

Fence in front of a house in Vermont (where we were lucky enough to spend a week)…


“The fence around a cemetery is foolish,

for those inside can’t get out and those outside don’t want to get in.”

Arthur Brisbane

fences from a jaunt to St. Francisville, LA pilgrimage…

fence, cemetery

fence, cemetery

I love the way a fence gives a frame to a space…

fence, field

leads you down a road..

fence, field

invites you in…


asks you over…


“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence:

serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”

Sophia Loren

barbed wire fence

“There’s only one thing I never did and wish I had done:

climbed over a fence.” 

Queen Mary 

corgi agility

Queen Elizabeth and corgis

“Love your neighbor as yourself;

but don’t take down the fence.” 

Carl Sandburg 


The story around the cornstalk fence of the Cornstalk Hotel in New Orleans is that an early owner brought his bride from Iowa to New Orleans.  In order to ease her homesickness he had a replica made of the waving fields of corn back home so that she would always be able to see something of her homeland…

cornstalk fence

cornstalk fence

“To be fenced in is to be withheld.” – Kurt Tippett

dog in fence

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

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  1. Hello! I’m visiting from the Pinterest Party and I just adore your header and site design! Your post on fences was so interesting, and I especially liked the cornstalk fence!

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      Thanks for stopping by! The credit for my header goes to Shari Miller over at Little Blue Deer. She is wonderful! So glad that you like the fence post, I don’t know why but I have always loved fences and the cornstalk fence in New Orleans is just such a great story. Happy Labor Day!