Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Our World Tuesday

Today I'm once again linking up with Our World Tuesday, a meme that encourages bloggers to share images of their world. It's a great way to get a glimpse of life through the eyes of others! You can find out more about it here. Even if you don't participate, I encourage you to take a look at the intriguing pictures that bloggers from around the world share each week.



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This week I was inspired by fences. Do they keep others out—or us in?
 
 
"The wide world is all about you:
you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out."
~J.R.R. Tolkien
 
 

62 comments:

  1. Adorei a inspiração, a frase é fantástica para a imagem! O mundo é muito mais do que podemos cercar. Um abraço!

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  2. Interesting question about the fence...I suppose it all depends on your perspective :)

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    1. I'm sure it does. :)

      Happy Tuesday!

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  3. Good question.... I think they do a bit of both :)

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  4. That wooden fence wouldn't keep anything out.

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  5. Cool! I'm going to check it out! LOVE the Tolkien quote... I love fences (for the most part) they reflect a need--to feel protected, etc. Of course there are some ugly ones...

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    1. I agree, but I think that even the ugly ones are kind of pretty in their own way. :)

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  6. Guess what Tolkien is only buried about ten miles from where I live. The fence makes me laugh as I hav ejust fitted a set of gates to keep people out and the dogs in.

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    1. I assume you've been to his gravesite? Too funny about the gates!

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  7. excellent question... perspective of the moment I suppose. Great photo!

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  8. hmm nice thought. I think a fence is we put ourselves around us to separate from outer world. And so we are in :)

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  9. Maybe they're for doing both. Keeping others away and preventing us from going too far from safety.

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    1. That makes sense to me. :)

      Happy Tuesday!

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  10. nice fences - the holes are big enough to just fit a camera lens through.

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  11. If you're up for feeling philosophical, find Robert Frost's "Mending Fences" and August Wilson's play "Fences." I always loved teaching those 2 together.

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    1. I've read Frost's poem but not Wilson's play. I'll check it out. Thanks!

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  12. Nice composition with the fence line, I like.

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  13. I love the picture & the quote. I have written poetry about fences, walls and barriers. Nicely done.

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    1. Yes, both the literal fences and the metaphorical ones...

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  15. Funny you mentioned it, I'm putting one in right now. Mostly because it's the law when you have a pool but my husband is all about privacy and I'm sick of putting my dog on a leash so I suppose it's there to keep strangers out and my dog in!

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    1. It's nice to be able to let the dog out without worrying. :)

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  16. That quote is deep food for thought. Both, depending on my mood or the reasons. :)

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  17. Intriguing thought... and a great quote by one of my favourite authors.

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  18. "Don't fence me in"! Great composition.

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  19. I don't know kind of both. They just set up a fence that let's you in and out of my neighborhood to the sidewalk that leads to the trail. It's not locked and it doesn't really protect us from the outside world, so I kind of feel locked in and locked out at the same time.
    : )

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  20. Fences are interesting indeed! I'm glad we have them especially when walking past a barking dog (and that's when I check to see how high the fence is and how sturdy :) and in that particular time I'm glad the fence is keeping someone in :)

    betty

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  21. That is a good question, Dana! I think fences keep us in, but the world sometimes manages to squeeze through non-the-less :)

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  22. Difficult to say.
    Depends on the perspective.
    Great shot!

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  23. I 'm on the fence on your fence question :)

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    1. Haha!

      Thanks for the welcome. I'll add the A to Z badge today. :)

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  24. Great pics. I prefer coming up against a fence to a brick wall!

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  25. Nice post. People who use fences keep themselves in as well as others out.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  26. Fences are interesting both to ponder and photograph.

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  27. interesting to think about....I am not sure!

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    1. There are certainly many different ways of looking at it. :)

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  28. Sometimes fences do matter...anyway a novel thought.

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    1. Literally and metaphorically, I really think they do.

      Thanks for your comment. :)

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