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Some of our 'stuff' is stored in the barn at our daughter and son-in-law's and last Friday we had a couple of tasks to do there. And when I say 'we', I mean Bill. But of course I went along for the ride picture opportunities.
I thought about good fences as I walked the perimeter of the property. In the country, fences are not necessarily decorative.
Barbed wire does just fine, especially out on the 'south forty' where all these pictures were taken. There is a row of tall evergreen trees between the fence line and the rest of the property so that the wire fencing isn't visible from the house and yard. The pathway between the trees and fence makes a narrow walkway -- our great-grandsons love that secret spot and so do I.
I'm always glad for a chance to visit the farm, even when our son-in-law and daughter are busy elsewhere. And I was especially glad after this visit, because Friday was the only day last week when it didn't rain. I caught a blue sky and a couple of blue birds when I looked up. These are the two Jays that we see here in this part of Oregon. The one on the left is a Stellar's and the other a Scrub (one of the most common birds around here).
And when I looked down, everywhere all over the property, there were fungi! I'm going to cheat a little just this once and link these to Today's Flowers. After all, they were growing in the ground -- and I found them quite decorative (although I'm not sure the gardeners who live there would agree with me).