Views of the Neighborhood – Fence Art

Driving around Port Aransas I generally see things that I want to photograph. This week the producer insisted we record some of them. This post is called fence art for reasons you’ll see in a moment.

Fence Art - Port Aransas

I know you can’t see this very well from this distance but I wanted to give you a perspective. This is a fence adorned with items the homeowner picked up off the beach

Fence Art - Port Aransas

A little bit closer will give you a better idea.

Even closer shows you the objects and the weathered wood. Crocks anyone?

Here is a simple decoration made out of floats

I thought this gate had the look of an old jail. I also like the diving gull on the left. (it is not real)

Here is a fence made out of galvanizedΒ steel with some fish painted on the surface.

A closer look.

This is a small digression. In the old days there used to be a thing called air mail. This mailbox is about twenty feet in the air.

Fence art has to included fishing nets.

And big ole pieces of rope.

This is at the end of a cul-de-sac. I’m not sure this one would qualify as art, but I just imagined that it was put here after the first drunk ran through the fence behind.

I hope you liked the little tour of some of the fence art here in Port Aransas


  1. There’s a lot of shoes and shovels on that first fence. Lots of barefoot people around there with lonely buckets. How does air mail work?

    1. Ha ha ha. Air mail in this context doesn’t work. πŸ˜€

      1. A very well-trained pelican?

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Kudos to your producer for the idea and you for the photos… a delightful morning jaunt. 😊

    1. Agree! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ƒ

      1. Thank you, Klausbernd.

      2. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    2. Thank you, Gwen. Was fun doing.

  3. These are all very imaginative ideas and they all came out looking great! The first one serves two purposes, the fence gets decorated and the beach gets cleaned up!! Good thinking. But you definitely got a chuckle out of me with that air mail box, hysterical.

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    2. Thank you, GP. I saw that thing up there and could not resist. πŸ˜€

  4. You had us lying on the floor, John. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Great art work und hilarious outcome!
    Now our Bookfayries want to copy a few of the ideas. Oh dear! πŸ˜‰

    1. They have my permission. Thanks. πŸ˜€

  5. I enjoyed seeing the fence art, John. I like how the owner only hangs bright, colorful items. The blue sky is magnificent! Happy Sunday!

    1. Thanks, Jill. Happy Sunday to you as well.

  6. Impressive & very creative, dear John! Fence art is an interesting idea I’ve never thought of.

    1. If you look hard you will find it. It is right in front of our faces. πŸ˜€

      1. Ha-ha-ha! I will use some ideas of yours,dear John. It’s great to make the fence extraordinary. πŸ™‚

  7. They’re all brilliant, but I like the nets best! πŸ˜€

    1. They are kind of romantic.

  8. I knew this would be fun when I saw the title, John! Re the last one — stripes are on trend this season. πŸ˜‰
    The fence art is a charming tradition. So clever. Thanks for another delightful stroll around the neighborhood. Hugs.

    1. You are so welcome., Teagan.

  9. The fence is a reminder of what high winds can do.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Greg

  10. Good to see that there is no junk on that first fence, John. What a great idea for a post. Loved it!

    1. Thanks, Hugh. I’m glad you liked it.

  11. Great fun, dear John! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Dina. πŸ˜€

  12. I loved these fences, John. There are many, many faces of Port Aransas – thank you!

    1. There are many changing faces, John

  13. Enjoyable post, John. People there must love to decorate. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. I think so, Suzanne. Thank you.

  14. Much closer to art than much of the unconstrained graffiti one sees in too many places these days.

    1. Yes. We had one portable rest room tagged. You would have thought it was a mass killing.

  15. Certainly enjoyed. We used to vacation on the Colorado River and a little over halfway through the desert drive stood a lonely tree, absolutely covered with shoes hanging by their shoelaces. Future anthropologists will have many an argument over the meaning of it all, I’m sure…

    1. I’ve seen the same thing on power lines. Go figure.

  16. To paraphrase the old song . . . “DO fence me in!”. . . I love the shots, John!

  17. The fence art certainly reflects life on the island! Nice tour!

    1. It does reflect the island. Thanks, Jo

  18. What clever yardsmiths, with their fences, in Port Aransas!

    1. Thank you, JoAnn. They are clever.

  19. What clever residents you have! Decorating their fences with objects means they don’t have to paint every year — imagine the time and money that saves. Well captured, John.

    1. Thank you, Debbie. πŸ™‚

  20. Your island paradise boasts some amazing art. I’ve never heard of fence art, but why not? The first one with all of the leftovers from the beach is my favorite. It’s amazing what people leave behind.

    1. I know right? It is amazing these folks thought to pick the stuff up and hang it on a fence. Thanks, Michelle.

  21. That’s a lot of kid shovels.

    1. I can hear it now, “Dad don’t forget my shovel.” “Don’t worry.”

  22. Thanks, John, for showing these sometimes quaint fences. πŸ™‚

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jan

  23. Hey! That’s my shovel…the green one.

    Seems like there’s a lot of whimsy in your neighborhood, John. I’d say that’s a good thing.

    1. As they say in Texas, “Come and get it.” Thanks, Dan. Whimsy is our middle name.

  24. Like it John…fence art…who knew it was a thing! πŸ™‚

    1. I know right? (Of course I made up the term)

  25. They should consider putting up a few tables and chairs, cooler of beer, too. A fun place to sit and enjoy the stuff. I never found anything this cool laying on the beach. πŸ™‚

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