Sunday, January 16, 2011

Coiled and Barbed

Fences play a big role in the American West.  As vast as it is finding unfenced land is rare.  Often coils of wire are left behind for the next repair.  Here the coil, the barb wire fence and the shadow on the snow create an elegant winter design.  Did you know that barb wire comes in dozens if not hundreds of styles and patterns so distinctive that an expert can tell what ranch employs a given style? Just a little Americana from the old sage of the high desert.

2 comments:

John Snyder said...

Beautiful image. I especially like the way the horizontal wire is placed near the bottom and contrasts with the arch

Steve Immel said...

Thanks buddy. I like the low horizontal, too. Now I have to edit the narrative. Missed a question mark.