Crossing The Line

July 19, 2015

On many levels. As I wrote in an earlier post, if black fences make chic neighbors…what does an ugly fence make? You decide. Picture it. Finally, a gorgeous summer day and you’re seconds away from your idyllic wooded yard at the end of a long one…gentle breeze, birds singing…a hint of pine in the air and the gentle tumbling of the river. As you turn that last corner… B A M!  I nearly drove into the ditch. Drunken fence posts. Everywhere. WHITE PVC fence posts. It was like a punch in the face. Could it get any worse? You’ll see. Apparently nothing sets off a quiet natural setting of mature Austrian Pines, White Pines and Birch like a boatload of white plastic. My neighbors must have been binge watching the DIY network with a case of beer when they came up with this plan. And, the myopic installer must have been nursing a hangover himself while drilling the post holes, clearly crossing the property line and coming dangerously close to the gas main. As is often the case we are asked to ” suck it up” or file a lawsuit. Lovely. You mind your own business and live a simplequietmodern life and now youre sh*t outta luck? In one fell swoop some douche changes the entire complexion of a neighborhood…the aesthetics, the property values… and everyone else is supposed to roll over. Yeah….that’s not gonna happen. All that comes to mind is E-I-E-I-O ! In the meantime I need to focus on something else. Something simple, something quiet, something modern. That’s better…the Dresner House.

 

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Top three iPhone snaps: gp  Photos of the Dresner House via Plastolux

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Crossing The Line”

  1. Janie Friend Says:

    OhhhhhGreg. I’m soooo sorry I absolutely despise white plastic. Seriously who ever thought that was even an option should be sent away! Feeling your pain!

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  2. Jennifer Says:

    I feel your pain too. My lovely view across the street is a house that has been patch with so many different colors of paint , I call it the fifty shades of grey house! Sorry about the ugly fence—hope for high winds.


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