Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Fence That Was



What used to be gravel is now pavement ...
Mailboxes that once nestled back from the street are now terrifyingly close to speeding traffic ...
The fences separating the rural properties have been torn down to make way for "progress", expansion and an ever-widening road ...
 
Like this one-time fenced-in mailbox.
With rusty chains hanging mutely ...
From the fence that was.
And now is not.

It's "Friday Fences" Time!


14 comments:

  1. Brilliant shot - and wonderful words to go with it.

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  2. Photo and words - poetry!
    I like this 'out of the box' fence. :)

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  3. Love the invisible fence...progress can ruin everything.

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  4. i'm sure the mail carrier loves this. poor person. highway men/women don't have a clue. so sad. ):

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  5. Sometimes the need for speed is disturbing, but other times, you just go with it...
    I love the chains on that post!

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  6. How things change with time and sometimes not for the better in my estimation. T'is a bit sad. Your words are beautiful. Lovely post. genie

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  7. Interesting post! I like how you have taken the theme and used it in this way!

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  8. Progress! We're seeing a lot of that around here, when will it all end? "They paved paradise..."

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  9. Interesting and very well thought.

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  10. Some people's notion of progress can be really stupid and the problem is that there is no irreversibility.

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  11. A poignant picture -- I always feel sorry for people when their rural road becomes a "highway."

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  12. I love how you see the world, Sissy. Your humor and ingenious way of seeing things just delights my heart.

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