Sunday, September 8, 2019

Corner posts

For some reason, I have been looking at and looking for, corner posts.  I noticed one a week or so ago, and my attention has been drawn back to them time and time again since.

I think I admire them because they have to be strong.  The integrity of a fence emanates from them; by taking the strain in both directions, they make a fence around a paddock possible.

I like that they are a juncture, a meeting point for different sides.

They are often worn, yet tough. Most of them tell stories through years of wire and additions.

Here are a few of my favourites so far, in all sorts of weather, mostly from our daily walk in the village.

A few iterations, at our neighbours'.

Perfect morning light and still holding strong.

Falling down on the job just a tad I fear.

A tangle of things, but still getting the job done, just across the road.

The balance of this one is quite calming.

Some are doing less work now than they used to.

The second one I focused on; not in our village but full of stories I'm sure.

And finally, the one that started my interest... love the danger.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Annick - it is lovely to see the small things when you walk.

  2. love your images of the weathering

    1. So many tales to be told Mo - thru the ages it seems to me. They still stand.

  3. They show the human struggle, the defiance in all weathers against the elements I think. Great to hone in on them.

    1. Thanks Louise - I think that is part of it too! I have loved looking for them and realising how many get replaced. I love the old one best with he stories they tell...

  4. I just wanted to let you know,Fiona, that the package has safely arrived and it's lovely ! Thanks, A

    1. Wow Annick - that is great to know, I am sorry things took so long!!!


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