When you walk, you notice things. Things people in cars don’t pay much attention to. And they start to bug you.
In my neighborhood, lots of folks have fences in their front yards. In most cases, they are meant to be decorative, hey are meant to keep people out or pets in. Since there are no deed restrictions here, people are free to put up whatever kind of fence they want. Some efforts are successful.
Some are not
Now the owner of this fence obviously doesn’t care about the impression he is creating – that of “lazy slob.”
This homeowner actually has a pretty cool fence. It has little metal lions on top of the gate. Too bad he’s let it get into such bad condition.
This person tried to make the fence look good, but failed. Note to artist: paint dark to light, not light to dark. And take some art lessons.
I’m not quite sure what this person was thinking, but the rope is totally black with mildew and dirt, and is certainly not adding any appeal to his yard.
This guy wanted to mark his territory, pathetic as that territory is. How this patch of weeds and dirt rates a fence is beyond me.
Personally I love this fence. From the street it looks fairly ordinary.
But up close, you can see that someone really cares about creating a pleasing and welcoming environment around their house. The
pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality for more than 500 years.
Likewise, this fence is one I enjoy walking by.
See what a little imagination and effort can do?
To get to the point of this post: fence putter-uppers, think before you enclose! Are you creating an eyesore or an esthetically pleasing addition to the neighborhood? (Not to mention my daily walk) There is enough ugly in the world already. If you’re going to add something, at least make it easy to look at.