This week, Cee is looking for fences and gates for her Black & White Photo Challenge. I captured these images at the Volkening Heritage Farm, Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg last year. I haven’t had an opportunity to visit so far in 2020 and for now the facility is closed because of the virus. I will be sorry to miss seeing all the wonderful sights that nature has to offer there this spring but hope to return in the summer.
In response to Ann-Christine’s topic of #10: Fences, this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, let me take you on a quick trip to Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg.
Here, fences are not so much an intrusion as a picturesque part of the overall scene. Many of them are weathered and some used only as a temporary measure but all of them seem to blend in with their surroundings.
Naturally, the animals on the farm play a large part in many of the fence images in my Spring Valley photo files.
And flowers play an important role in the pictures too, the fences sometimes appearing to be merely an adjunct to their cheerful color.
Whatever purpose the fences serve, they are nearly always a welcome addition to any image of Volkening Heritage Farm.