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:

  1. Fine, accomplished shots BOTH of YOU!





    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
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  2. I really like the architectural designs on that building and in how you captured this beautiful building. Beautiful stone wall and sky shots!

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

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  4. Interesting site and lots of great photos.

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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..

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  16. What a lovely place. Great shots.

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

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

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  19. 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

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  20. Love the dual purpose stone structure. Thanks for sharing.

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

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

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

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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 :)

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  27. Stone fences are magnificent pixs.

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

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

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  30. Cool old building and some awesome stone walls/fences.

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  31. 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!

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

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

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  34. I like the historic building. Beautiful shots!

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

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

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  37. Great photos! It's a beautiful place.

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  38. I bet those wall hold lots of wildlife.

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