Monday, June 20, 2016
Photo Challenge Entry #20 Three on the Tree
Some people use fences to mark the boundaries of their property.
But if history has taught us one lesson about fences it is that someone who really wants to be on the other side of one will always be able to find a way to get there. Whether it is Alcatraz, the Great Wall of China, or the Alps themselves, ultimately fences are only visual boundaries and can be crossed at will. They can provide a measure of difficulty to be sure, but they can not actually prevent anyone from crossing from one side to the other if that person really wants to do so.
I find things like this decorative tree hanging to work just as well as a fence. Like a fence, it is a visual reminder that you are at a boundary, in this case between public and private property...between a place where you are welcome, and a place where you are not. It requires no maintenance and was pretty much free to install. Plus, it looks less out of place in the woods than any manufactured fence would.