This week Cee challenges photographers to take or make black and white pictures of fences. It just so happens, that thanks to Cee’s former challenges, I love photographing fences.

Out of 2,100+ photos that answered to the category of fences on my phone, I picked three that I thought would make good black and white photos.

The first one was obviously taken in Arizona, not so obviously in the Coconino National Forest on April 18, 2017. Cameras are slightly misleading, but oh so helpful in trying to find information. This picture was not taken in the heart of the Coconino National Forest, but you’re headed that way when you arrive at the Son Silver West Art Gallery.

The date tells me I was in Sedona with my husband. Sedona is one of those unique cities that lies in two counties, Coconino and Yavapai.

We love to shop when we travel – not necessarily to buy, but to see what’s there. Along Highway 179 on the way to the National Forest is an amazing tourist shop where you can buy any number of decorative items, mostly yard art.

The next photo from Son Silver West would also work well for Cee’s Fun Foto – Catching People Unaware or last week’s B & W Challenge Candid Shots. Maybe she was imitating the iconic Kokopelli dancer above. She needs a flute.

A symbol of fertility, joy, feast, and long life, he (Kokopelli) is also a minstrel, a spirit of music, a storyteller, a rainmaker, a healer, a teacher, a joker-magician, a seducer. Kokopelli possesses the wisdom of age.


You might want to visit or just browse their website. Here is their contact information.

Son Silver West
1476 Hwy 179 Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-3580
Fax: (928) 282-5497

Son Silver West

If you have been to Universal City in Orlando, FL, then this fence should look familiar to you. Being the shallow person I am, I liked the curly cues.

The last fence is in Woodlake. Don’t ask me why I only took part of the fence. I think I was trying to keep my shadow out of the picture. Doesn’t this fence have lovely shadows?

So that I don’t bore you with the 2,100 more pictures I took over the years, I’ll stop processing fences and half-fences and wish you all the very best New Year.

What are your favorite challenges, hobby bloggers? As always, I’m thankful to Cee for her consistency in hosting challenges. I love them all.

If you know someone who hosts a photo or writing challenge and wants an interview about their challenge on my blog, Always Write, please contact me.

Our next Always Write Challenge, Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge, #WQWWC, will be hosted by one of my first blogging friends when I started in 2012, Autumn Jade on her blog, A Day in the Brine, with a topic of New Beginnings.

7 responses to “#CBWC: Fences from “Sea to Shining Sea””

  1. Teresa Avatar

    Wonderful fences 👍🏼


  2. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Oh what great fences you have provided for us to view this week 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cee. I turned one of the Arizona fences into a puzzle.


  3. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    That is a lot of fences, Marsha! Your selection is quite lovely. I don’t have near enough fences and doors, but I have countless flowers and trees, lol!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You can do FOTD and I’ll do CFFC and CBWC. I don’t see many flowers here. Lots of grass, rocks, mountains and trees. I have tons of rose pictures, which I need to organize and put in a Google file for the Kiwanis Club of Woodlake to use. Hope you are having lots of fun. 🙂

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        I try to add a FOTD and maybe a bird for bird weekly. I’m impatient to move but I’m walking my bigger dog in the snow to work off my anxiety. Got a pair of snowshoes on order to increase my exercise. Hope you’re enjoying AZ weather ☀️

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’m not outside enough right now. We drove to the other house for a few minutes to unload some things. But I can’t wait to get moved and get into a different routine.

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