for some reason



driving by this picket fence with all the imperfections
"I feel joy no matter what the world may see"
as Tracey so creatively wrote today

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instead of a quick glance on the shortcut through the neighborhood
I stopped the car and captured my feelings exactly
a bit worn ... ordinary ... but filled with hope

32 comments:

JoLyn said...

I love this bright red fence--it would have made me stop too!

deb said...

Strange..that this photo of the fence invites positive feelings, yet if I saw it out of place in a "perfect " neighbourhood it would prompt a negative reaction.

I like that we should see the beauty in everything.

Jewels said...

Nice capture ELK!

beth said...

i always wonder if fences keep people out or keep people in.....

S. Etole said...

delightful color and fence ... glad you "saw" it

2Thinks said...

Very nice find. I like what you wrote to go with the shots.

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smith kaich jones said...

I love it when you stop your car.

:) Debi

suzyQ said...

oh I love this. imperfect is always beautiful

maccandace said...

We have some fences like that in my 'hood, too. I like them!

Kim Klassen said...

so glad you stopped the car... soo lovely...

speaks to me... i love this...♥

Meadowlark Days said...

What a fun thing to see!

elizabeth said...

perfectly imperfect. there is just something about the color that uplifts it.

Debbie said...

Love the colour of the fence.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love picket fences and weathered timber so lovely to visit your spare today.

rachel awes said...

thank you, dear one, for sharing your wise & beautiful picket fence story.

Judy said...

Beautiful captures...Yes, sometimes worn but always there's hope.

spread your wings said...

nicely expressed. i see the beauty in this fence too. it has a lot of character. i'm pretty sure i would have stopped to take a photo of that fence too. i love red!

Gayle said...

Thank you for sharing it with us. I like it!

kendalee said...

a bit worn ... ordinary ... but filled with hope

This is so beautiful and poignant. Thank you for sharing it.

erin said...

hello mama! just found your blog...love. new follower.

koralee said...

Love love love the red peeling paint....xoxo Happy sweet day my friend. xoxo

Relyn said...

These images are so beautiful in their ordinariness that they become extraordinary. You do have a beautiful eye, my friend.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

(SIGH) thanks for the encouragement.

sherri said...

A good illustration of what little you've expressed. I can identify.

myletterstoemily said...

i feel just as worn as your picket fence. :)

bekkah said...

I did something similar today, except it was an old broken down shed. As I grabbed my camera, I thought how so many people would consider it an 'eyesore', but I absolutely loved it's...rustic...charm :)

mansuetude said...

love the color and line. such a beauty.

Jeanne Klaver said...

It's simply divine! So unique. Is it the same one in your Back & White post?

puna said...

I will carry those words with me!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

I'm a big succer for old fences. Love them. And this collorful one is stunning. No matter that the paint is gone at some places, no matter it's all bend and old...i love them.

patty said...

i think when you can find beauty in the simplest of things, it is easy for the heart to be light. the contrasts are beautiful~

Kellee said...

I love the imperfections. They are what makes anything interesting and worth looking at.:)