Thursday, December 18, 2014

AROUND-AND-ABOUT.....


I found fences and pretty skies from a couple of months ago....


and a few historical markers.  We try to stop at as many as we can to read their history.


We live about 15 to 20 minutes away from here and have visited often.  









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37 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, wonderful set of fence photos.. I love the rock walls and the fences at the battlefields. Have a happy Thursday!

Valerie said...

I like the huge tree and the wall. It's quite a skill to build a wall from stones. I had a go once and had stones falling all over the place... smiles.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I like both - the stoney wall and the fence at the signs :)
And a little history lessen - wonderful! :))
【ツ】Knipsa

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, there must be a lot of history with that wide pasture(maybe) inside the fence! I love the proud looking green tree under the gorgeous sky♡♡♡
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Country Gal said...

Beautiful ! Interesting history to I love historical places . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

EG CameraGirl said...

I love that stone wall! So much work goes into building one!

Sandra said...

i would like to visit Manasses... i love the way the rock fence snuggles up to the tree. beautiful

Linda Kay said...

I love to stand by a battlefield and try to imagine the battle taking place there and the soldiers who were fighting. It's awesome. Great fences!

Margaret Adamson said...

I love the dry stone wall. A lot of work went into making it.

TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful stone walls and split rail fences! lovely territory with a lot of history.

Tanya Breese said...

oh i love the stone wall running into the beautiful tree! we stop and read all the markers too!

Terri Buster said...

I like the stone wall fence- and wonder how long ago it was built. How neat to live close to this old battlefield- pieces of history that are slowly being lost and forgotten.

Barbara Rogers said...

Hi Denise: Great pics here...and history comes alive. Don't you think those trees witnessed a lot of history too!

Karen S. said...

What lovely views of quite an interesting place!

Debbie said...

I adore those stone walls!! we see them a lot in pa. and in ct. they are every few feet in the area my son lives in in ct.!!!!!

William Kendall said...

What a great wall. And such history there. I'd love to see Bull Run for myself.

SweetMarie said...

the rock fence is cool! and that third photo is amazing!

Ginny said...

The Henry House...this wouldn't be in Harrisonburg, Va. would it? We live right beside it if it is. Several of these places look very familiar to me!!! I love the big tree. And the grass beyond the wall in the first picture is so perfect that it looks like a golf course.

Betsy Adams said...

Hello There, I enjoyed your post today. I have always wanted to visit Manasses. Maybe someday I will get there. Love the rock fence...

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I do try to read blogs—but just haven’t commented very much lately like I usually try to do. Please don’t give up on me. Hopefully my life will be back to ‘normal’— whatever that is (ha), sometime in January.

I did get a cortisone shot in my knee —which has helped with the pain somewhat. In January, I will most likely have meniscus tear surgery…. BUT—in the meantime, I plan to have a fantastic Christmas —and hopefully get to see my kids/grands… God is Good.

Hugs,
Betsy

Jeanne said...

I have some of the same pictures from when I visited there and I was going to post them this week and decided to post the White House instead. Nice shots. It is and eerie place

Elephant's Child said...

I do love a good dry-stone wall. (Or fence). And these are charmers. Thanks Denise.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Stone fences have a deep emotional appeal. I guess I'm not the only who feels it...
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Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful scenes - I am humming 'America the Beautiful' right now. xo Karen

Lea said...

Great skies and fences!
I especially like the stone wall.
Happy Sky Watch Friday!
Lea

Susan said...

I just love those log fences - their random placings, really nice. Gorgeous skies too :D)

Brian King said...

Stone fences are one of my favorites. These are beautiful shots!

Pat said...

Hard to believe such terrible fighting raged over these gorgeous and now peaceful fields. The stone wall is really pretty.

Jim said...

Great skies.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Red said...

I really like the old stone fences. It took some talent to put them together properly.

Stephanie said...

Pretty skies and lovely fence shots!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Really beautiful photos, and I love all the history!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is a very nice rock fence.

Carola Bartz said...

I love the historical markers - we try to read as many of them as well on our travels.

Cattails said...

Visiting with you via MadSnapper (Sandra) this morning. Your photos are lovely. I had the pleasure of visiting this area many years ago. Have a nice weekend. Mildred, Georgia

Bob Scotney said...

I'm a big fan of dry stone walls. Your fences protect some historic places.

Marie Flutterby said...

I have always loved those rock fences whether they're they're strong and sturdy or not I still like them.

Happy Floral Friday

pattisjarrett said...

Love the stone fence.