Thursday, June 4, 2015

Village fences

Here are a few of the fences I found when my daughter and I visited the Pioneer Village near Stratford in Taranaki. 



It's bit hard to see this is a fence.  It's made of ponga posts wired together, making a first class home for ferns.  The ponga is also known as the silver tree fern or silver fern, the symbol commonly associated with this country.


Waiting to ride the steam train.


Keeping him safe from the water.  Or the ducks and chickens safe from him.


I'll be linking to Theresa's Good Fences.  The Good Fences blog is usually posted while I am sleeping and by the time I get home from my exercise class tomorrow I'll probably be one of the last to join in, as usual.  Better late than never, as they say.

13 comments:

  1. I suspect fencing him from the birds is more accurate.

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  2. The house in the first shot is so picturesque.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Lovely collection of scenes and photos. Great fence finds. And I love the ferns. The little boy is a cutie, sweet shot! Have a happy day!

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  4. Lovely fences. They do go in for many board fences. Must be a ready supply of lumber.

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  5. a wonderful selection of fences. love the ponga posts'

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  6. Oh, I am not sure, about the fence keeping him from the birds...Lorelei had one that followed her all over her aunt's complex. It was a coot, but it would here her voice and it would paddle right along the edge of the pond following her wherever she went.

    I like the looks of this place...wish it was within visiting distance.

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  7. Some very nice fenced places!

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  8. they're all great finds! thanks for explaining the ponga!

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  9. Great fences, and photos. Love the old building at the pioneer park.

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  10. Glad you joined in as you had some great fences. I liked that gate where you were waiting for the train and the Ponga fence was interesting.

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  11. Hi Pauline, Great fences and wonderful shots. The little boy is so cute by the fence. Love the first photo with the cottage. Have a great weekend ahead.
    Hugs, CM

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  12. Nice fences! I'm always late to the fence party, too, but they leave the light on for us. ;) We're looking forward to a steam engine ride next month. Handsome fella you got to pose by your fence.

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  13. very cool fences!!! and yes, we sometimes wonder - is that fence keeping us out or keeping something in. a cute little tike!!!!

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