Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Rural and Rustic.


During a walk earlier this week I trod various footpaths bordered by wooden fences that traditionally enclose pastures and paddocks throughout my home County.

The top rail of any wooden fence is always a good spot to find a Common Darter resting and soaking up the late summer sunshine.

A view across the gently rolling rural landscape of The Weald with its unkempt meadows surrounded by woodland and the manicured lawns of a local Polo Club in the distance.

Unfortunately very few butterflies were logged during this walk. The most numerous were Speckled Wood (above) that frequent the damper woodland areas, a few Green-veined Whites, Red Admiral, Small Copper (for images see my previous post) plus a totally unexpected female Brown Hairstreak. 

 Of course some fences are in much better shape than others.   FAB.

Linking to Good Fences hosted by TexWisGirl.

24 comments:

  1. such beautiful countryside! love the natural, rugged fence in the first, but the beauties in the last shot steal the show. :)

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  2. I know fences are practical but I do sometimes wish that hedges were put in place instead.
    Good for wildlife and so beautiful.
    Often I see new fencing go up and then the next year hedging is being planted, now that makes me smile :)

    Love the unkempt meadow....all those thistle heads just waiting for the finches and other birds........

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  3. Terrific photos, Frank! I always favor those wooden/board fences.

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  4. Boa tarde, Frank! fotos perfeitas, lindas cores naturais com qualidade, as mesmas são bem representativas do seu gosto pela natureza, que é a única perfeição existente no nosso planeta.
    AG

    http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

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  5. You got a lot of nice shots from that walk! And super shot of the dragonfly.

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  6. Rural and rustic, and the lovely addition of the ever important insect, and adorable animals too. What could be better than all that. Your photos are always so lovely.

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  7. Stunning images! Love the fence shots and those horses are beautiful!

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  8. Lovely fences in the countryside. So beautiful and relaxing.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  9. I enjoyed all your fences and scenery. Beautiful!

    You have a nice day!

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  10. Great post. Loving the wavy curves of boards in the 1st fence shot.
    Neat shot of the Dragonfly.
    Pretty horse and butterfly shots.

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  11. Such lovely countryside. Nice shot of the darter on the fence rail.

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  12. Great series! I love the dragonfly and the pretty horses.. Great fence shots.

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  13. thanks for letting us tag along on this wonderful stroll.

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  14. love the dragonfly and the horses!

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  15. A lovely walk through more beautiful countryside, Frank. Great capture of the Common Darter. Have a good weekend!

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  16. Nothing quite like a walk through natural, unspoilt countryside.

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  17. Common Darters and Migrant Hawkers have been really numerous in my part of the world this summer

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  18. Great pix Frank...another great walk!...:)JP

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  19. Wow, what GREAT collections of fence with dragonfly,butterfly,horses♬♬♬ Beautiful pictures and scenes I cannot enjoy in my area.
    Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  20. Frank, I love old farms and fences and I particularly like the photo with the horses. It looks a bit strange to me to see a pinto and an appaloosa in England, though! I think of them as western horses, though with our international society nowadays, any breed of anything can be seen just about anywhere! Nice post!

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  21. Beautiful country! Wooden fences are among my favorites.

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