Lots of ranch gates in Texas look like this - simple, functional, but unadorned/unmarked.
Nothing wrong with that. Our own gate sports a plain, low-profile look (no, it's not pictured here).
Perhaps the next most popular gate you'll find is one with the Texas Lone Star motif. These run rampant here. You'll find metal stars on gates, fences, garages, barns and houses.
Some folks opt for the initial of the family surname.
Many gates proclaim the ranch name.
|A little hard to read against the sky: Prairie Lakes Ranch|
Okay, enough wordiness. As you may have noticed in several of the above photos, wagon wheels are also extremely popular on gates.
And, of course, there's always metalwork cut-outs.
As you can see, many folks combine several of these features on their gates. Gee, if I ever decided to break out of unadorned gatehood, our entrance would have to sport something like 'Run*A*Round Ranch' spelled out in a circular pattern, of course, maybe with a wagon wheel in the center, with a cowboy cut-out leaning against a Texas star while lassoing two initials (my last name is hyphenated, after all...) No, I think we'll just stick with plain.
Whew! Are you as exhausted as I am? Thanks for taking this little driving tour with me of the gates along the farm-to-market road into town. Don't worry, I have not exhausted my supply. There's plenty of other gates and fences in surrounding areas for me to continue linking in to Friday's Fences.