Friday, May 25, 2012

Blue Ridge Barbed Wire


I came across this old fence while hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Parts of it appear to have been repaired more than once. While it may be old, it is still very much in use.







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39 comments:

Jim said...

Great rural shots.
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Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful photography. I really like all the lichen on the fence posts.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Rustic fence....beautiful!

Pam said...

Hey Brian, you make a barbed wire fence into a piece of art with a click click here and click click there.
doin' great thanks fur askin'.. giggle.

Mina fotostunder said...

Så vackert staket! Påminner mig om bardomens sommar.

Linda said...

Love the depth of field! The photos are great...and then the cows appeared and added to the charm! Love that last photo!

Pamela Gordon said...

Love these fence shots. They look just like across the road from me -even the cows. ;)

Tanya said...

beautiful and those cute cows are a bonus!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

That old fence has a whole lot of charm to it. You even make fencing look amazing Brian;')~

Terri Buster said...

Great shots Brian- I know these fences well- they are everywhere in the south- we've got some around our place that date back to the 40's. Patching is so much easier than stretching new!

Meggie said...

Hi Brian...I must agree with one of the other comments...you make barbed wire a piece of art. Beautiful shots!

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

Now this is a fence, love all the rust and lichen!

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful shots!!

Kim,USA

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Cool fence shots & I love the calf head nod... too cute! =)

TexWisGirl said...

that is exactly the caption i'd have given that calf photo. :)

i LOVE these photos. am enamored with fences, and this one's a beaut!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! 7 strands! impressive!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful shots, Brian. Like others have said you make fences look like art. I love the fence post with the lichen and the barbed wire wrapped around it. I like the cows too.

Carletta said...

Love all the details you captured Brian!
This is my favorite kind of fence. Pure country!
Your Blue Ridge trip has afforded you a plethora of photos. :)

Andee said...

Great shots Brian. That fence does look like it has been repaired a time or two.

Debbie said...

fun entry and a very cool fence that most people would overlook!

i especially love all the different effects on the images!!

i am really enjoying all this blue ridge stuff, sound like it was a wonderful "picture" trip!!

Leenie said...

Such things as fences and barns always make me want to hear about the people who put them there and the hands that worked so hard to maintain them.

Love the detail in those photos and the happy cow chewing her cud.

Liz said...

Wonderful shots Brian!!! I love those simple fences with OLD timber and rusted barbed wire. So beautifully rural. And the cows... cute!!

Carole said...

Wonderful shots. Makes you want to wander past the fence to see what's over the horizon. :-)

Thanks for visiting Noteworthy Musings and for your lovely comment on my alpaca photo.

Candy C. said...

Great pictures! That fence looks like some around these parts, repaired again and again and again... :)

Jan n Jer said...

The blue ridge parkway has some gorgeous an rustic photo ops! This in one of them! Love the last shot with the cow smiling for the camera!

Nancy said...

Always love captures of barb wire and cattle. Yours are wonderful.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love to see how people tinker with fences to maintain them!

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Stewart M said...

Hi there - splendid shots! Nice examples of where more depth of field is not better!

Cheers - Stewart M

Betty Roan said...

I'm always looking for one of these old barbed wire fences, but around here they are becoming extinct. You found a nice one and photographed it to perfection. Love the last shot.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely, rustic fence! Fantastic lichen-covered fence posts, nonchalant cows.

Marie said...

LOVE that rustic fence, Brian! Great photos!

Kathy said...

Super photos of a beautiful countryside!

Madge Bloom said...

Great series of shots... love that white calf most!

MTWaggin said...

Very much makes me smile to see such wonderful photos of what would be considered "ordinary" things. So nice!

Faye said...

Those old lichen-covered fence posts make great closeup subjects. Nice thing about barb wire it "eats you up" stringing it (from what I remember from helping my dad a thousand years ago), but last for a long time and does the job.

Love the clean, uncomplicated shots you have here, Brian.

Hope you're enjoying the Memorial weekend some place cool.

Buttons said...

Awesome truly gorgeous shots. The detail makes me smile excellent. B

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

What an eye! both photographic and being able to see details such as the crane in the tree? Really enJOYing your trip pics. Please keep sharing.

Deb said...

I love rusted wire...and fences...awesome post...

edenhills said...

Great shots! I just love that last shot!