Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GOOD FENCES AND SKYWATCH FRIDAY

We were at the State Arboretum of Virginia a little while ago.  You can read about it here.   Our photos were taken by both Gregg and myself.


This is a real neat wall/fence/seating area in one.












This building is an historic landmark.  It is where I visited the gift shop which I posted about here and here.  It also houses the administrative offices, and other facilities are used by the staff, students and researchers who are in residence at Blandy Experimental Farm, mentioned on their website.














I am linking with Good Fences and SkyWatch Friday with my thanks to our hosts for these fun memes.  

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39 comments:

Cloudia said...

Fine, accomplished shots BOTH of YOU!





ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
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Stephanie said...

I really like the architectural designs on that building and in how you captured this beautiful building. Beautiful stone wall and sky shots!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful building, but i love those stone fences! so very pretty!

Red said...

Interesting site and lots of great photos.

Ginny said...

The building is lovely! I especially like the bottom row of arched windows. I love how you centered the flags right below the sunflower. Love the wall, but it is really seats!

Ginny said...

P.S. I love your beautiful white Dogwood header!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Denise! I love the stone fence! There is a cemetery here in the Montreal area that has a beautiful stone fence, and the fence you are depicting here reminds me of it. Gorgeous!

Rose said...

My absolute favorite type of fence. I truly love others, but rock/stone walls or fences are my favorite.

Now, to go look at everything in the expanded view!

Linda P. said...

The Arboretum is a great facility for learning about the environment. You had beautiful weather for your visit.
Love the look of the buildings and the rustic dry stone walls with the wide ledge for seating.

orvokki said...

Love these stone fenches.
You have really beautiful sunny day.
Have a happy weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Denise. The rock walls are nice. And I love the shot with the flags and sky..The last shot is awesome, pretty cloud. Thanks for sharing your visit.. Have a great day!

Mimsie said...

That is all so interesting. Are those walls the same as the dry stone walls they have in England? I am always amazed at how they get the stones to fit in with another and they last for centuries.
In Australia I'd be waring of red back spiders inhabiting those stones if wanting to sit on them.
That is a beautiful building and thank you for sharing everything.
I get so much pleasure from 'going out' with my friends on their blogs as I seldom get out much these days. Hope you don't mind me tagging along on your outings.

Don Wood said...

Great post Denise I love the stone walls, I have a fetish of taking photos of drystone walls and piles of logs along with empty benches. Imagine if I got all three together AHHHH.
Have a good weekend. XXX Don

Jane and Chris said...

The first thing I thought when I saw the bench/fence was...what a perfect habitat for snakes!
Your header is absolutely fabulous!
Jane x

Sandra said...

i really like stone fence and have never seen one that has a seat running along it. that is just fantastic.. as is that building with all the windows. your header shot is MAGNIFICENT..

ladyfi said...

What a lovely place. Great shots.

Karen S. said...

This is just the kind of place I'd really enjoy visiting. Great captures you took, and that stone wall is incredible!

Linda Kay said...

Many stone fences in Texas, and this one is really a good one as well. Have a wonderful day, Denise!

Betsy Adams said...

Great photos ---and appropriate for both fences and skywatch...

Looks like you enjoyed your day at the arboretum.

I have a 'heavenly' post today. Check it out --if you haven't yet.
Hugs,
Betsy

DougPhoto2009 said...

Love the dual purpose stone structure. Thanks for sharing.

William Kendall said...

The stone wall's quite a sight to see. I really like that building!

happywonderer.com said...

Love these great stone walls/fences!
Looks like a great spot to visit with a camera!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos guys ! I do like that stone wall and building ! Your header photo is pretty ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

The header photo is one of the best I have seen of my birth month flower. A lovely post and a great place to visit.

Linda Gross said...

I like the stone wall. Across from our house are the remains of a stone wall. I have always thought that the owners of that property should have rebuilt the stone wall.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Way to go, Denise!
The blue skies, the beautiful entryway, the lovely building, the neat rock fence - all are fantastic. The blue sky was just icing on the cake.
Well done!
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Y'all got some gorgeous shots!

carolann said...

Stone fences are magnificent pixs.

Margaret Adamson said...

Firstly love your header andalso all thedry stone walls inthe post.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We fell in love with the stone walls that we saw on our trip "up East". So different from what we'd ever seen.

Ida said...

Cool old building and some awesome stone walls/fences.

Christine said...

Beautiful photos and a beautiful place to see! I especially enjoyed the photo taken under the arch and the stone walls are great and very like many around N. Ireland here.
Have a great week!

Gayle said...

I'm a fan of stone walls. The seating area is unique.

Carola Bartz said...

The wall reminds me a bit of the walls in the Cotswolds, an area I love deeply.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like the historic building. Beautiful shots!

Betsy said...

Great post and a place I will have to visit. Love the historical building, great shots you captured of it.
betsy

Felicia said...

oh wow I love those stone fences and what a great old building.

Marie C said...

Great photos! It's a beautiful place.

SeagullSuzie said...

I bet those wall hold lots of wildlife.