Sunday, December 18, 2011

Doesn't Fall Come Before Winter?

Not exactly sidesaddle related.. but maybe an exception since the best sidesaddle horse ever, Oliver, lives here...

For the last several months we have been renovating our horse fencing...ALMOST ALL OF IT!

Some is wood ..

..and some is a new product called black line fencing. It is a modified and much improved PVC type product. While I was taking these pictures though, I noticed something.

I am sure you all heard or saw news coverage about the terrible fires and historic drought we suffered through here in Texas this last summer. Well, look at the lovely display the trees are giving us this year.

Normally in Texas the trees go from lush green to brown.. even Red Oaks, which is what these trees are.I have always wanted to go to Vermont in the Fall just to see the leaves... well, even though the timing is a bit late, this is every bit as beautiful as what Vermont has to offer. I sure am glad we chose to plant more Shumard Red Oak trees down the new fence line!!


Knubbsy_wubbsy said...

I was shocked this year that I actually saw orange leaves! I always tell my Texan peers (and my husband) that I miss having fall. But we actually had a sort of fall- even if it was a little too warm.

Michelle said...

Looks beautiful! The horses, the fencing, the trees, just gorgeous!

It's funny to see the fall colors at this time of year though, we normally have the trees turn color and lose their leaves in late September, early October.

Robin said...

Very nice fencing. We're about to put in some new fencing, but my mother is stuck on four board oak which looks lovely (and is tasty to Owen!) but costs a mint. How did you decide on the PVC product vs. others out there?