Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence



Erosion fences
Replace beautiful trees
In the name of

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #173: Fences

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

12 thoughts on “Fences

  1. Reblogged this on On My Feet and commented:
    Living on the edge of a changing prairie, I connect to this piece.
    I curse the pace of this seemingly unneeded expansion. So I tend to photograph them before they are gone…

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  2. Yes. This property used to have 1 house on it. A developer bought it and will now place 6 houses on 50’ or less sized lots. It is a fragile wetland that submerges often. I can’t even understand how this is allowed other than pure greed.

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  3. My house backs up to a 120 acre alfalfa field. After ten years here, they are now beginning to build 240 houses in an extension of the subdivision. On the prairie to the north, my arboreal brothers are being cut down to make room for…something. Progress.. Development. Greed.

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  4. Rats. I am so sorry. I too am about to lose my 30 year view. We can run but I doubt we can hide from “progress”. Big Yellow Taxi was written in 1970 and it seems we have learned nothing.

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  5. Precisely so.
    All we can do it observe, reflect, report back. And keep listening to trees.

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  6. We are relentless creatures who like to think themselves “rational”. Rather, we are “rationalizing” creatures, meaning we act, then convince ourselves some rational choice or process motivated the action.

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  7. Oh, btw, very cool image… the grunge filter really sets a mood.

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  9. Thank you Patrick. I didn’t really need it, the mood was already bleak buuut I wanted to have some artistic license fun.

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  10. Ooooh, very true. Like, I need to have that beer. I deserve it. It’s been a long week.

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  11. Yah. Just like that. 😉


  12. It certainly upped the ante. =)


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