Browsing through my photo collection for some fences, I kept coming across one particular type of fence over and over. In fact every house we have ever lived in seemed to have had one of these fences.
Nothing special - just a good old reliable (and probably fairly cheap) cyclone fence. I know they were very common in Australia years ago and still are around tennis courts etc. The fact that there are so many still in use is testimony to their durability.
The first one that was part of my life was the front fence on our suburban house. Here I am in about 1949 with my brother and my dad.
We also had a similar fence at our next home in the 50s but I can't find any photos.
This fence was at our first house as a married couple in Darwin. Don very proudly mowing our lawn. This was in the early 60s.
This next one was our fence in Darwin in the late 60s. It survived Cyclone Tracy in 1974 - probably because it was held up by the lush tropical growth.
We moved to Lenswood in 1971 and lo and behold a cyclone fence around the veranda of our old house.
This fence is still there and along the way it has served many purposes - like posing for photos with friends:
As a backdrop for the garden shots
As a wildbird perch
And of course for Don's operatic practice.
And finally a cyclone fence for two old buddies to hang onto at a primary school re-union
A good old fence, always part of our lives.
Liz Needle - linking with "Good Fences"