Day of Rest
Simplicity is good. I marvel sometimes when I stop and really look at things. Post and rail fences are in that category. Think about it, there are no nails. The fence is put together by “go into’s” – that’s all. This rail goes into here, and that rail goes into there, and together they make a fence, boundary, security, safety…and it is so simple.
We were travelling in Vermont last month and stopped to look at this scene. There were draft horses in the fields, green shadowing trees around it, and then above the green trees, were surrounding dark green mountains (I suppose that is why they call them the Green Mountains) and blue skies. We stood by the fence for a while just to take it all in – it was so peaceful – that is when I started to observe the fence “with no nails”. There is so much to be said about “no nails and cooperation”…
This photo was taken near Woodstock, VT, by the way. Have a wonderful blue-skied day.
- early american split rail fences (abrahambrenner.typepad.com)