We have horses and cows in the country. To keep them from roaming all over the place, owners put up fences, mostly barbed wire.

Still, sometimes the livestock find their way out. We’ve awakened to a very large mama cow next to our front porch. Or slowed our car down to wait on a couple of horses to get out of the way.

The fences aren’t perfect. A post will break, the wire will rust, a gate will be left open. And sometimes a curious bull wants to taste the grass on the other side and finds his way through.

Mostly the fences do the job.


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  1. MLou on October 6, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Love the pic!

    • mariegriffith on October 6, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you. I love the dew drops on the spider web.

  2. Amy Reese on October 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Great shot! I love how you got the spider web in there.

  3. Sabiscuit on October 7, 2015 at 12:17 am

    The barbed wire is nice. Seeing it that close is difficult with the naked eye but that perspective is refreshing. x

    • mariegriffith on October 7, 2015 at 5:39 am

      From up close we can see why it’s effective.

  4. Fife Photos and Art on October 7, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Beautiful photo Marie 🙂 Great how the cobweb is caught on both the top and bottom barbs, and highlighted with the mist droplets. I find the image quite evocative!!

    • mariegriffith on October 7, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Thank you so much. That morning there were so many spider webs along the fence line and highlighted because the dew had caught on them. It was beautiful.

  5. kakingsbury on October 8, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    great shot – I tried a close up of barbed wire earlier this summer – NOT easy – good for you!

  6. dawnlizjones on October 12, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Beautiful photo! And this would make a really good allegorical post about personal boundaries!

  7. Laura on March 31, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Great shot! The dew drops are beautiful!

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