Thursday, January 15, 2015

Good Fences

A few weeks back before my Christmas break I had posted a couple of entries to Good Fences of the historical Sharp's Country Store in Slatyfork, West Virginia. The eighth generation of the Sharp family still owns the property and runs the store. It is said General Robert E. Lee ate supper in the log cabin behind the store sometime in 1862.

This past week we had six inches of snow and this is what my front yard looked like. Most of this was gone Tuesday and what was left was that ugly dirty stage of snow; but we awoke this morning to a fresh light dusting that made the ground white again. Temperatures stayed below freezing so it didn't melt. Today's expected high of 38 will most likely melt it away.

Here's the other side of my fence. I had begun taking down the Christmas decorations on my porch and inside my house but hadn't make it outside to take the bows off my fence. Actually I'm rather glad I hadn't. We didn't have snow for Christmas so this made for a pretty shot. Who knows, this could become next year's Christmas card.

Linking to Good Fences

30 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Carletta, your fence photos are great and I love the bright splash of color your red bows lend. Always a very pretty contrast to snow. Have a great weekend :)

Margaret Adamson said...

the red ribbons look lovely on your fence. Keep warm.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Wonderful fence pictures!
And, yes, you can sure use them as Christmas card :) I wish I had that much snow here...
Have a great day
【ツ】Knipsa

eileeninmd said...

Your fence is pretty with the red bows.. I think it is great that the family still owns the historical property.. Great shots, Carletta!

Linley S said...

Great fence pics Carletta, love the red bows

Roan said...

Bearutiful snow scenes!

Bethany Carson said...

Your fence and front yard are beautiful!

Mersad said...

Beautiful snowy and winter scenes. I really enjoyed these!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, I'm glad you hadn't yet taken down the bows. Makes such a pretty winter scene!

TexWisGirl said...

i VERY MUCH like your leftover bows! perfect christmas card material!!! thanks, carletta! beautiful snows!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very pretty! Leave those bows up for a while longer!

;-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Very pretty in the snow, Carletta!

Karen S. said...

What a gorgeous winter scene! A lovely place!

George said...

Your last photo would make a great Christmas card.

Ruth Kelly said...

Nice to see that old wagon in the barn and love the red bows on the fence in winter.

Mama Zen said...

That last shot is so pretty!

Rose said...

Nice group of photos...really love them all. But I think the last wins by a hair because of the red bows!

Re the barn on my Good Fences entry...they are actually repairing it. One of these days I am going to post some more pics. The barn itself is in pretty good shape.

Amy Burzese said...

I'm glad you didn't get the decor from the fence too. It is very pretty in the snow. We're having flurries here, but it won't stick.

Red said...

Great snow shots. Details in history can be very interesting.

Ida said...

Great fence shots. I really liked them all but that last one would make an awesome Christmas card.

Pauline Woodcock said...

Those red ribbons are stunning against the snowy fence. I agree, that would make a beautiful Christmas card. Awesome shots.

diane b said...

Very pretty snow scenes especially the last with red ribbons, quite stunning.

Terri B said...

That last shot will make a gorgeous Christmas card! Love your snow scenes- we haven't had any yet..just mucky, yucky, rain.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It would be a tossup between the fence and your cardinals in the snow for a perfect Christmas card!

Thanks for posting more pictures of my cousins' (I wish) country store!

Felicia said...

So glad you didn't take the bows down you would have missed a great shot.

beautiful images

Nancy said...

The snow makes such a big difference; so beautiful....Your red bows certainly stand out with all the white snow as backdrop.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think the fence and bows would make a lovely card, Carletta!

Jeanne said...

We would love to have some snow here but not likely! Your pictures are all beautiful - especially the red bows on the fence!

kelley jensen said...

that will make a beautiful Christmas card. I love it.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Carletta, Thanks for checking on me through George. I had a rough couple of months with pain --but am finally beginning to feel better--even though it's SLOW.

Love your photos especially the snow ones. Love the red bows in the last picture.. that one could be framed.

Hugs,
Betsy