Quotes and Photos of Fences Along the Way

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I read the May 29, 2915 (Friday), WordPress photo prompt On the Way just as my husband Monte and I were traveling to Pittsburgh for the ColorVibe 5K run/walk (a later article). The prompt read: In-between moments can be just as memorable as grand finales. This week, share a photo you took on the way to something else.

While a passenger I like to take photos out the car windows as we travel 50-70 miles per hour. I decided to focus on fences on this drive:

 I like to take pictures of lots of things:

people-such as my nephews, my dogs,

and just interesting objects that I see.

For instance, I might take a picture

of flowers by the side of the road,

an old sign or a fence. —Lacey Chabert  150523 DSC00442EThe wide world is all about you:

you can fence yourselves in,

but you cannot forever fence it out.

–J. R. R. Tolkien


The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.

Fences have nothing to do with it.

The grass is greenest where it is watered.

When crossing over fences, carry water with you

and tend the grass wherever you may be. — Anonymous 150530 IMG_5853EJe


Love recognizes no barriers.

It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to

Arrive at its destination full of hope. —Maya Angelou


When you look at it that way,

you can see how absurd it is that

we individualize ourselves

with our fences and hoarded possessions.

— Morrie Schwartz


Into every soul, however purged and fenced,

evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance

as God Himself. – George A. Smith

Fear is the highest fence.— Dudley Nichols 150530 IMG_5844eEJGossip:

Something that goes in one ear,

out the other,

and over the back fence. —Anonymous


Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we’re not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes. — Patricia Ireland


Human beings are human beings.

They say what they want, don’t they?

They used to say it across the fence

while they were hanging wash.

Now they just say it on the Internet. — Dennis Miller 150530 IMG_5848EJE

If you strive for the moon,

maybe you’ll get over the fence. – James Wood


The only fence against the world

is a thorough knowledge of it. – John Locke

There are three kinds of men.

The one that learns by reading.

The few who learn by observation.

The rest of them have to

pee on the electric fence for themselves.

— Will Rogers 150530 IMG_5939EJPeople will insist on building high and wide barriers directly in your path, often with the intent of closing you in. If you treat these obstacles like fencing walls, they will prove mightily so. I choose to see them as grand towers meant to be scaled and conquered, providing an added victory as well as a great view of the journey ahead. —Richelle E. Goodrich


It seems to me the fence separating us from who we are and who we can be is not a straight line, not erect, but something wavering and distant, a reflection of who we are and what we fear. —Chloe Thurlow

Fort Ligonier, PA

Fort Ligonier, PA



About carolyncholland

In several if my nine lives I have been a medical lab technician and a human service worker specializing in child day care, adoptions and family abuse. Currently I am a photo/journalist/writer working on a novel and a short story. My general writings can be viewed at www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. My novel site is www.intertwinedlove.wordpress.com.
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3 Responses to Quotes and Photos of Fences Along the Way

  1. Nancy Clark says:

    Love this, Carolyn. The one who sings “Don’t Fence Me In” has the world at his feet and God in his heart.


  2. Tom Beck says:

    Ben Franklin said, “Against Diseases here, the strongest Fence, Is the defensive Virtue, Abstinence.”


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