As you can see, this is a brand new privacy fence. Right up against our old chain link fence.
We will never see Mr. Joe OR his back yard ever again. Mr. Joe died a long time ago, but while he was alive, he would stand at the fence and talk to the kids. When the new neighbors put this fence up, I wondered what Mr. Joe would think.
The new privacy fence totally changed the feeling in my back yard. I can hear dogs bark, but I can't see them. The breeze has changed....and of course, it feels closed off from the world now. Another neighbor built a privacy fence right after this one was put up. They had a yellow lab.....now we just hear the bark. Privacy fences can be nice.....but there is a time and place for chain link fences, too. Or no fences at all.