Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday's Inspiration: Fences

So, I ran outside yesterday afternoon and took a few quick shots of the little bit of white picket fence that we have here at our Little Red House.  I wanted to find a really beautiful fence to shoot, but the week just got away from me...  :)

As I was editing last night, I couldn't decide which image to use, so I just decided to use both.  The leaves in the second photo are an old azalea bush -- they grow really well here, and this one is taller than me.  The bit of stump in the first image is from our Christmas tree.  It's always been a tradition here to trim the tree to fit in the tree stand, and leave the trimming on the fence to sniff as we walk by.  My kids, now 25 and 21, still love this tradition.  :)

I've been loving your interpretations of the word prompts so far.  It's so much fun to see all the different ways a single word can be celebrated.  Here are the word prompts for the month of April:

April 4:  bread
April 11:  sky
April 18:  blue
April 25:  tree

Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for these prompts!  :)


I wish you all a very Happy Easter!  There will be no Mosaic Monday this week because of the holiday.  xoxo


  1. Mary,
    Love, LOVE, L O V E the white picket fence!!!
    MY all time favorite fence is a white picket fence!
    When "Mr. Ed" and I were newlyweds, he asked," What kind of house do you want to live in?" My response was a Cottage Style...but that it MUST have a white picket fence"!!! We've been married nearly 43 years...still neither have arrived!!!
    Thank you for hosting Thursday's Inspirations...and for photographing the white picket fence of my dreams!!!
    Have a blessed and glorious Easter, dear friend!!!

  2. Love your images of fence! There is nothing quite like a white picket fence (think, Tom Sawyer) ... Thanks for hosting!

  3. What great fence images you took. I'm glad you shared both of them. The tree stump from your Christmas tree is a sweet idea. Thanks for hosting, Mary. Happy Easter!

  4. The first fence photo with the piece of Christmas tree trunk tells an interesting story, what a nice tradition. I envy people that have white picket fences, they're not often seen around here.
    Happy Easter Mary.

  5. Oh that's such a lovely tradition leaving your Christmas tree stump on the fence.
    I'm sure it will be carried on by both your children when they have their own homes!
    I'll be doing it too this Christmas! The smell of the pine tree is part of Christmas.
    Very special images Mary.
    I love this party - thank you!
    Shane ♥

  6. I just love white picket fences. When I bought my house I had one put in and last year had to tear it down as it had starting falling apart. But I still love them and if I was younger would have another one put in. So I eally liked your post on fences.
    Thanks you.

  7. I love the photo of your white picket fence. Thank you for hosting.

  8. Hmmm... I wish that I could just run out and take a good pic of a fence! =/ I snapped away at them all last spring but no success. But these are BEAUTIFUL and what a wonderful tradition with the Christmas tree stump! Love it! =]


  9. Gorgeous, Mary! I used images from my archives.

    I am so happy you thought of Thursday Inspiration.

  10. Very nice. And I really like the family tradition. Perhaps I can find bread. I had trouble with "fence." Over thought it I guess.

  11. Oh My!! Did you say bread...yummy-happened to have a little post on this topic!

    Thank you for offering me the opportunity to share!!


  12. I am certainly looking forward to the April prompts, as I've had fun with this month's. Thank you for doing this, Mary, and Happy Easter to you and your family.

  13. Family traditions are the best. Great shots.

    Thanks for hosting. You made me think this week, and that's a good thing.

  14. White wooden fences are among my favorites! Happy Easter!...:)JP

  15. The outside of the Little Red House is as beautiful and inspiring as the inside:)


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