Thursday, July 24, 2014

Good Fences And Good Food







This simple white fence section on either side of the lane leading to a country home adds a nice touch, I think.  It is so good to see the corn crops looking so well this year.  

BG and I went to dinner last night in a nearby town and I took these shots after I got him to pull over to the shoulder of the highway.  What really caught my eye on our little drive through the rural countryside on our way to dinner was how tall the corn crops are and how good they look this year.  We are needing more rain now, but I think the corn is already "made".  

We had dinner at a little restaurant in the little river town and I, of course, had to get a shot of the unusual little fence in front of the building.  Or whatever it is, I call it a fence.  :)

After a hot and busy afternoon, I was glad to get out of cooking!  So what did I have to eat?  BBQ pork steak and BG had the special which was BBQ brisket with bleu cheese potatoes.  I love cheese, but am not fond of bleu cheese.  I had a baked potato.  I couldn't eat all of my steak and got a box to take it home, but when I got up to leave we stopped to talk to some folks there and I forgot all about it and left it on the table.  So there went my midnight snack.  We were too full to have some of their wonderful strawberry cake.

We walked just a little ways down the street after dinner where there is a very small park in between the buildings.  This was the fence next to the sidewalk.  There are some beautiful hydrangeas in this little park.  I wish mine did so well!  The one I planted is barely hanging in there.  For some reason, I just don't have good luck with hydrangeas. 


Linking to Theresa's Good Fences

Happy Thursday to you!
xo Cheryl

31 comments:

  1. Love the ornate fence you found on your walk and also the great reflection in that window.

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  2. Oh I love the fence in front of the restaurant. Too bad about the steak did you have M+M's in your purse for the midnight snack?:) Hug B

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  3. Love all three fences. Beautiful. The contemporary one is very nice, though. It's a shame about leaving your food behind.

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  4. I love the corn fields and the white fences at the road way. The iron fences are really pretty. It sounds like you had a lovely evening out. Have a wonderful day. Pam

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  5. Such pretty fences! Your restaurant meal sounds completely fabulous! I am a bleu cheese lover, so for me it would have been extra good. And strawberry cake is always appropriate!

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  6. i like the second fence best, but like the first photo best because of the tall corn behind the fence... all that foods sounds good... sorry you lost our midnight snack. phooey

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  7. Morning. Cheryl, I love them both, very nice, Blessings Francine.

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  8. some very nice fences. like the fence 'wings' at the rural place and the unique fence, too. :)

    thanks (in advance) for linking in!

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  9. Oh I hate forgetting the take-home box!

    That bit of white on either side of a drive is really all it needs to set it off beautifully. I like the little corner white fences, too that are small and purely decorative.

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  10. Great fences . . . I wonder how many times "to go packages" get left/forgotten . . .

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  11. Cheryl, I just left a wonderful pork chop in my daughter's fridge...it was from our lunch with the grandkids. So my SIL took it to his lunch at work LOL. I love the fences. The doors are pretty too. xoxo,Susie

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  12. Love that little unique fence. Lots of times when we pass cornfields, Lorelei asks if it is taller/bigger than us/our car. And it is really healthy here, this year, too.

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  13. i like your variety of fences and that building is pretty too. i hate when i leave my leftovers at the restaurant...happens to me a lot :(

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  14. by the way, do you ever hear from barn charm tricia? i often wonder what happened to her :(

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  15. i agree with Tanya - do you ever heard from Tricia... miss that girl. ( :
    i love your fence shots. looks like a great evening out. it has been so humid here lately. we had a huge thunderstorm last night. & then this AM it has been raining. seems so weird considering we have not had rain in years. so it seems. have a great day!! love you! big big hugs.

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  16. Glad you had a nice dinner out and I enjoyed the different fences you shared with us. It seems that corn has done well in most parts of the country this year. Like you, I do not have any luck with hydrangeas but I do love the blooms.

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  17. Lovely fences...I really love the scrolly iron one but the white one against the corn really pops! The corn around here is looking great too...must have been that long, cold winter we had!

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  18. It's all terrific...yes the corn crop looks splendid!!! Unlike here with the sorghum right now...burned to a crisp. No rain...well, not nearly enough. Sad.

    I like the white fence against the stalks like that

    And yes, you comment went through. Thanks for visiting.

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  19. Hello Cheryl! That's a sweet little white fence and the corn crop looks so much better that the last two years! Hey.. I recognize that restaurant.. : ) Nice assortment of fences all in one place! The weather is beautiful in Missouri today.. let's enjoy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. You found fences every where you went. That corn looks as high as an elephant's eye. I saw some crops yesterday looking splendid also.

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  21. The corn crop does look wonderful, it is growing good here too. The store front and fences are lovely.. I have forgotten to take home leftovers numerous times.. Enjoy your day and the rest of the week!

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  22. That little decorative fence in front of the restaurant looks like a place to chain your bikes to.

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  23. Thank heavens I am not the only one that simply cannot succeed with hydrangia's . I have one now and It is either not moist enough, too dry or too wet. It perks up..then keels over in a dead faint! I brought it in off the table so that direct sun cannot hit it and for awhile it came out of it's lethagy...then went right back in! What the heck??
    I put it down next to the fountain with the other plants..it perked up the two days later was all wilty..again!
    I might try planting it on the shady side of the house. I don't know what else to do. Maybe it will survive there. It's not huge yet at all...(growing is out of the question with this plant!)
    I've come to the conclusion it just does not like me, Cheryl! :(
    That's a very interesting protective fence in front of the door of the restuaruant. Very decorative. :)

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  24. Hi Cheryl,
    Yay for dinner out with your hubby!! Esp. if it gets you out of cooking **smile**.

    Love the fences, and the railing too. So pretty.

    Enjoy you evening.

    K.

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  25. Pretty fences. The corn does look great this year!

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  26. That short white fence adds a nice touch to the scene.

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  27. The little "whatever it is" fence is charming!! And I can relate to your frustration about leaving your leftovers at the restaurant. One time, we all went to a steak house and each of us cut off a small portion of steak for our sweet old black Lab...then walked away without it. We had sacrificed for naught. :)

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  28. I love the fences of course. I am famous for getting a box for my food and then leaving it most of the time. I wish i lived in the country again; I miss the hay and corn fields. I loved hearing about your date with you hubby.
    Blessings!

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  29. Hi Cheryl, I love your fences. It is always enjoyable when you don't have to cook during hot weather. It wasn't to bad today, but it will go up again tomorrow and for the weekend. I have nothing special planned other then working on a custom order. Have a wonderful day. Stay cool and take care. Hugs and Prayers from your NW Missouri Friend.

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  30. Loved all your fence pics Cheryl.
    How lovely to drive through the countryside on your way to dinner - I love the sight of corn growing in the fields too.
    The ornate wrought iron fence is beautiful - I would like to see something growing over part of it - that's the gardener in me ha ha!

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