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White Picket Fence

 

A picket fence, ideally white, is seen by some as a symbol of the ideal middle-class suburban life, with a family and children, large house, and peaceful living. This stems from the fact that houses in quiet, middle-class neighborhoods often have gardens enclosed by picket fences. 

 

In recent years, some people have associated picket fences with what they regard as the more negative aspects of this lifestyle. For example, the director David Lynch uses ironic images of the picket fence in his 1986 film Blue Velvet.

White Picket Fence

 

A picket fence, ideally white, is seen by some as a symbol of the ideal middle-class suburban life, with a family and children, large house, and peaceful living. This stems from the fact that houses in quiet, middle-class neighborhoods often have gardens enclosed by picket fences. 

 

In recent years, some people have associated picket fences with what they regard as the more negative aspects of this lifestyle. For example, the director David Lynch uses ironic images of the picket fence in his 1986 film Blue Velvet.

comments (7)

i remember Lynch's... Blue Velvet... it was a great film Mike...
all said and done i like your white picket fence with the dill weed and the poppies on the other side....petersmile
blackdog: It was indeed - totally weird as was the TV series Twin Peaks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2015, 06:57
Chad showed me that film Mike, and I can readily identify with your description
blackdog: I think I showed it to Chad - so glad he passed on the good word.
At one time Ranch style fencing was the thing.
blackdog: We had have that now - miles of the stuff and a devil to maintain.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2015, 08:56
This is a charming depicktion of a picket fence, Mike
blackdog: Aldeburgh in Suffolk.
I always think of the white picket fence as 'the American dream' that lured immigrants for years.

The tall yellow weed on the left is a tension for me as I want to pull it out so it keeps drawing my attention.
blackdog: Yes I know what you mean - I didn't dare go and pull it out though. Probably good that it is there nagging away at the sense of order.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Mar 2015, 11:29
I immediately thought of Blue velvet too Mike. This is superb, well executed with clean simplicity. Sorry not to comment last couple of days. We went to London where a friend became ill and had to go to hospital, rather hectic.
blackdog: Good man, glad you still have Lynch at the back of the mind.

Sorry to hear about your friend, I guessed something was wrong.
I'm not familiar with the film but I do like this style of fence, but I wouldn't have one, fancy having to paint all that lot every so often!
blackdog: Me neither Brian, far to much work.

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