Thankful Thursday


Thankful this Thursday for old fences.  



The kind of dry stone wall brought here to Kentucky many, many years ago by Irish immigrant stone masons.    




More commonly found in the Lexington area of my fine state, a few can still be found in my small town.  


Even with a sweet, southern porch peeking through the trees.  


"Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence."  

Lemuel K. Washburn


Linking up today with Teresa.....







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  1. Good Morning, Very pretty photos/fences and I love the porch in that last photo.
    Hope you have a good day.

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  2. It's nice to know that Yorkshire doesn't have a monopoly on stone wall fences. I love them.

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  3. You never know what you will find! love the rock wall.

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  4. I seldom see a stone wall here that hasn't been imported from mountain rock. Our stone can often be broken by throwing it down on another soft rock. It will support a foundation if stacked correctly to where the pressure is even, it might be good to carve, I will have to try it.

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  5. Beautiful stone fence, especially juxtaposed with the porch. Sweet vignette. Such a labor intensive fence. They're pretty common around Northern Virginia, too.

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  6. We have those here in ohio too...I think they are beautiful!

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  7. you're thankful; i'm envious! absolutely GREEN with envy over that beauty! i LOVE stone fences and would love them, here! guess i've got to go there! :)

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  8. Love this type of fence/wall. There are a lot of them in Tennessee.

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  9. these are really beautiful!!!! we saw so many of them recently when we were in Ct.!!

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  10. And a fine pair they make, that old fence and that genteel porch. Love them both.

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  11. My kind of favorites . . . WONDERFUL!

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  12. beautiful fences. Certainly so much like the stone fences in Ireland.

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  13. Wow love the stone fence. Drop in to my blog please.

    . I have the old church stone wall standing through a Tornado. I so enjoy Thursday Fences.

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  14. beautiful images of gorgeous stone fences Michelle. I wish there were more in Pa.

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  15. New England is quite famous for its stonewalls but never seen one topped like this. I like the haphazard effect it creates.

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  16. That is one beautiful fence. We don't see those in Michigan.

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  17. How interesting! beautiful perspective on the stone fence.

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  18. Love those old stone walls. Great captures.

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  19. Good morning, Michelle! Beautiful fence pictures today - I love the use of stone.

    May you have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

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  20. I never knew that we had rock fences like that the in US.

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  21. Ah...stone fences...usually filled with much history and always lovely to look at!

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  22. It's wonderful. Yes I can see where Irish stone masons would have built these since there are plenty of rocks in Ireland, I bet they felt right at home building these stone fences here in America. Very charming.

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  23. We have many, many old stone walls in New England. The land was very rocky with the debris from the glaciers' retreats after the end of the Ice Age. Farmers had to remove the stones in order to farm the land, so they used the stones to make walls to mark boundaries (and maybe also to beautify their farms?). But, your stones look like they wave been chipped into horizontal strips with kind-of-square edges. Quite unusual. Not what we see around here.

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  24. We have a few of the rock fences here in East Texas..... so pretty!!

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  25. Oh how I LOVE stone walls! Those are so beautiful . . . and my area is completely devoid of such things! I've always dreamed of removing our fence and having our property surrounded by dry stacked stones, but I think this will always remain a dream over reality. :)

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  26. Very skillfully built - I have often admired dry stone walling . . :)

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  27. We have stacked stone walls here in Oregon too.. and then we have some really cool arched rock walls made by Italian stonemasons when the Historic Columbia River Highway was built in 1916. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  28. This could be... in Ireland! Fantastic. Elders are teaching younger people to build and maintain them here now. Until fairly recently, it was a dying craft, but it is oh so needed in some windswept areas.

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  29. I very much like the look of this wall!

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  30. Rare here but I do like a good drystone wall.
    Merle..............

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  31. I wish that was around my house!

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  32. YOU DO NOT SEE MANY STONE FENCES. THIS IS A GOOD ONE.

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  33. I can't imagine the work it took to make that fence! It's wonderful!

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  34. i want an old house that has an old stone fence like that! beautiful!

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  35. just beautiful. I LOVED the IRish stone fences when we were in Lexington!

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  36. LOVE your stone wall!!!! Reminds me of Ireland...hey, I went to Ireland with Latane who posted almost the same thing about 25 people back. :-) She's my Mom.

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  37. I didn't realize you where from Kentucky too! I should have known by reading your bio! I'm in a super small town too and the everybody knowing your business before you do is such a true statement :)

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  38. Beautiful workmanship and lovely porch peeking through. Love the quote.

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  39. I think those stone fences are so pretty- we saw quite a few when we went to the horse park many years ago.

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  40. Love that porch peeking through!

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  41. I helped my dad to build a very short dry wall a long time ago... Last time I checked it was still there!

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  42. Looks nice!
    Lots of work have been put in to it.

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  43. You make me feel at home ... well maybe not the urban county I live in, the neighbouring one !

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