Thursday, December 29, 2011

More Texas Fences for Friday

Bumping up my fences post to Thursday this week to join in on Jan's link-up when she opens it on Thursday afternoon.  (I'm just messing with your mind now, aren't I?)

More of the oodles of fences and gates 'round these parts.

When good gate ideas go bad - the yoke spins around so the ranch name is reversed.
One of my all-time favorites.  Disguising a plain metal gate by attaching wooden fence pieces to make it appear more natural.
Love, love, love it!

Another rather ornate metal cut-out.
On this one, the yoke's swinging the right way.
Too elaborate for my tastes.
This place has a lot of fencing.

And they must spend a lot of time and money maintaining it.
Can't resist one more of my favorite!  Keep your bells and whistles, your grand entrances and filigree - I'm all about
the simple and natural.  Be still my plain-Jane heart...

107 comments:

Catherine said...

Blue skies ~ green grass ~ pretty fences ~ Yup ~ life is pretty good over here! ;)
xo catherine

Gail said...

I agree your favorite is the best.

The fancy gates just shout, look at me, I'm wasting good money for nothing.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

When good fences go bad. You crack me up!

Mike said...

Maybe the Godwins' want it that way so ALL of Texas can be their ranch. ;)

Arija said...

From the grandiose to the almost ridiculous.
The second one looks like Kermit the frog.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Yep, I like the plain, natural looking fences too.

Liesl said...

Yes,your timeline thingy is so confusing....I also love the plain gate,but those Indian feathers really touches my heart too!! Happy new year to you and your family Theresa!

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Some of them just look soooo out of place in the wide open countryside. They look like they ought to be the entrances for some grand English home. Yep, I'd go for your favourite too, but then again, the others are 'home' to the folks who have them, so they're precious to them, I'm sure.

Love the photos, as always :)

Bob Bushell said...

The FENCES are for keeping people out, do you not have a sign that is a "public footpath". It would please them, honest people. Good fences photos. Snigger, snigger.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm with you, TexWisGirl!! LOVE the way they added the cedar to the metal. Brilliant! Great photos!! blessings ~ tanna
ps thank you for your kind words. =)

Kathy said...

I think all those elaborate facades are just rich folks playing like ranchers. I'm with you on the favorite. It almost looks like the beginnings of a coyote fence.

Snapper II said...

Wow!
There's a lot of money tied up in these fences.

Melodie said...

Before my Hubby was an oil man he used to make fancy gates and fences for folks like that.When he retires he will probably do it again.

Sandra said...

i am with you on loving the rustic, that is a really creative idea. i don't care for the fancy gates. i like that first shot, where they can't decide what to use, like the wheels, laughed at the chain holding it all together, and wondered if the dog that we are warned of can get out of that gate. to funny.

Linda said...

Lot of great fences in your neck of the woods....you just don't see those here in West TN. Thanks for sharing!

lisa said...

These are wonderful, especially the first one. Truly creative!

I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Mom of M&Ms said...

I love the plain ones... and I am now very confused as to what day it is...:P

Jan n Jer said...

I love them all...especially the first one...very unique!

Dicky Bird said...

I like your favorite one too. Blessings from Wisconsin.

Tina said...

Interesting, I do agree with your favourite one too, I like it the best.

Barb said...

They are all awesome fences! I really like the same one you do - au naturelle!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

These are great...thanks for posting. I will be watching for fences more as I travel through our grand state

Sandy said...

I love the first one. It is simple but "catchy" (o:

Ron said...

Lots of money in those fences!

Candy C. said...

"Away Down Home" looks like the entrance to a cemetery! YIKES!!

Karen said...

Oh yes, I like the natural branch fence the best!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What a variety of fencing. Your feelings about each mirrors mine. And the real fancy dancy one? If it were mine I'd cringe each time I drive through - "What was I thinking?" then put it on eBay.

Jill said...

Love that first one!

bailey-road.com said...

I like the same one you do. The white fence with crossbars is nice but I can't imagine the maintenance!

parker said...

Gosh! What an array of gates. A couple of them looks like they must be kin to J.R.Ewing!
I'm with you. The plain, natural looking gate has the most appeal.

Daniel said...

Wide range of fencing from $ to $$$$.
I guess some folks feel if you have it, you must show it.

I was wondering why those fancy ones didn't bother stretching their wallets a bit more and include both an intercom and video surveillance system. Perhaps they're cheapskates at heart. lol

Flora said...

Love those wagon wheels..and wooden sticks...

Amish Stories said...

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy new years. Richard

barbara l. hale said...

Man, you made me look! I had to check to see what day it was. I really like that last one, too. But this is one fine collection.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Whatever happened to "don't fence me in?" :)

Farm Girl said...

You are totally messing with my mind, after not really knowing what day it was anyway and you saying Friday, I really had to stop and look at my camera.
I always enjoy looking at gates and fences.

Ellie said...

There are some very ornate gates and fences down your way. But I'm with you I prefer the plainer more simple ones.

Leenie said...

WHAT??? It's Friday? Oh, yeah, messed with my mind alright.

I'm with everyone on the last fence being the best.

Joop Zand said...

These are very nice ....i like the pictures.

Greetings and all the best for 2012

Greetings, Joop

Robin said...

T, peeps sure like their fences in them parts!

Susan said...

Love the last one too! More my taste. The others, well what can I say, they are great photos, but not my cup of tea.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

the natural looking fences look terrific!
your favourite one is my fave, too.

Brita said...

Nice to see, for me, all new land.So many and long fences with all pattern.
Nice pictures/Mvh Brita

Sylvia K said...

Well, the fancy fences are cool, but I'm with you, I like the simple! Great shots as always!

Sylvia

Sue said...

Thanks so much for responding to my plea for help w my deleted pics... Unfortunately, they arent in the Picasa site. I wonder how long before the class-action suit is brought against Google for basically stealing people's pics out of their computer? I had only downloaded two pics into Google, yet every darn photo I had in my computer was on Google+. Happened to two friends also. I'll be spending some time fixing up my blog...not so pretty now. Loving your blog; pictures are amazing...love it all! Thx again; talk soon.
Sue

joo said...

Some of them are really impressive:)

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...Everything from the quirky to the elaborate...lol...whatever is your taste or in "your pocket" lol!!!!!!!
Great!
Grace

CameraCruise said...

I agree with your favorite, I like them simple.

heyBJK said...

I really like the one with "add on" wooden pieces and the Hibdon gate. The first one is unique, too. Great shots!

Zondra Art said...

Nice shots!:)
Wishing you happy New year and all the best!
Greetings!:)

SweetMarie said...

Pretty pics! These always make me think of that show Dallas. I sometimes watched it when I was a kid. :)

Carole Meisenhelter said...

yes the last photo certainly has the rustic charm. Nice thinking to tone it down ..

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

LoL! Be still your plain-Jane heart! LoL! You're just too darn funny, but I know what you mean! =)))

Pricilla said...

Texas is full of fences....

bon bon said...

the rustic ones are my favorite too. like choosing your horse over a fancy suv. ;o)

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Yuuup! Kinda think my fav is the plain jane one too!

Montanagirl said...

I'm with you - I like the less elaborate down home look.

Andrew said...

It's wonderful to see all these fantastic entrances to these ranches..

I really like your new profile pic..xx

NixBlog said...

Great captures! Your photos remind me very much of some of our own outback stations, here in Australia!
May you have a very Happy New Year!

latebloomerbuds said...

And it isn't nice when you mess with our minds, especially this time of year when they are already scrambled! Margie

Gary said...

Happy New Year to all you guys at the ranch from Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I'm with ya! Give me the plain Jane's ....and Sista Schuster's !

wayside wanderer said...

Love those sticks on the fence!!!! It is hard to imagine the upkeep some of those fences need and WHO does that job? Our rather small bit of our wrought iron is in need of paint and that is not going to be a fun task at all.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Fancy fences!
I'm with you.. love the not-wooden wooden fence.

Annette said...

I don't like ornate fences or gates either. Simple and strong. That does it for me.

Mama Zen said...

I've never seen anyone add wood to the metal like that. How clever!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a wonderful post! I love ranches, I love fences and each and every one of your fabulous photographs! Thanks for sharing, your blog is awesome~

Happy New Year from a Texan!

Nancy

Linda R. said...

Thanks for sharing some of the Fences down there in Texas.. That ornate one looks like it should be in England not Texas!!

Hugs, Linda

Kjell T. Evensen said...

The most simple is the best.

Kim, USA said...

I think the more elaborate the fence is the more money they had hahahaha. I enjoy your photos it's hard to find that kind of fencing here in Michigan I don't know if somebody had ranches here, well it might but it's way different in Texas. Wish you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday Fences

Janie said...

If you want gates, boy go to Tex Wis Girls spread. Gee does she give tours too?!
Nice display of fences, never dull around your parts. AND you are a day early. Yep, you are messing with my head. I have a hard enough time remembering the dates.
I say keep em coming...

Debbie said...

pretty blue skies and lot's of green grass, good for texas!!

i like them all but the last is my favorite also!! and the first one, i did like that one as well!!

it's amazing to see the different extremes!!

MarieElizabeth said...

I like the contrast of the elaborate fences and the more simple ones. Nice.

Lynne said...

Same photos of 3 and 9 get my vote. I too like the natural and simple . . . most artistic for me . . .
The blue sky is a winner too . . .

Michaele said...

That is a lot of fencing. Every so often I catch glimpses of JR Ewing in these photos.

NicoleB said...

I really love the creativity people have over there to design their fences :-)

(Sorry about the WV - I had it on on older posts than 14 days - I see that it's a bit confusing with the way the posts pop up right now. I've turned it off and will turn it back on for the older posts later, because I hate it too ;-))

SquirrelQueen said...

Pretty fancy looking gates and fences. I'm with you, it's the rustic look of the last one that I like best.

Randy said...

These are all pretty interesting.

Paula said...

I spotted a little mud puddle on the last picture. Always a good sign. One ranch we pass going to John's son's house has a sign that reads "Costa Plenty Ranch".

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

I agree with you too - great idea to add the wood. That first fence cracks me up.

Chatty Crone said...

You do have a lot of different fences around your area! I think I like the one you like too. sandie

Rita said...

I really like your favorite one, too. These are such fun to look at. Keep 'em coming! :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I can see that a lot of thought has gone into some of the fences and money too. I like them plain and simple and ones with less maintenance!

I hope you've had a good week!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ HAPPY NEW YEAR!!*´¨)

missing moments said...

I'm with you, that last one is my favorite! Hope you have a merry merry and safe new year my friend!

Stewart M said...

I think I'm with you on the ornate V plain debate!

Glad I made you laugh - I tried to be serious once - but people just laughed at me!

Cheers - Stewart M

Martha Z said...

You sure do have a variety of fences in your neck of the woods.

Deb said...

awesome girl....great Friday fences on Thursday...

dr momi said...

I'm with you Tex...that "nataral" fence is the best! My but Texans love their gates....nothing like these around here -- but you know that :)

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Be still my plain Jane heart, I am all for natural metal and wood mixed together like you love. It's my favorite too!

edenhills said...

Fences are the bane of my existence. You certainly do have a lot of fancy fences in your area.

Saun said...

Catching up here, I've been riding in the big rig with hubby. I agree your favorite is the best. :)

Chinatours said...

I am back at last, haven't read your blogs for a long time, it is still nice and popular

Shifan said...

Wow!These are wonderful.Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I do believe that you have the neatest fences and especially gates in Texas!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

That's quite a wonderful compilation of fancy Texas Fences. Marvelous pics.
Happy New Year to You & Yours !
Warm Regards & Best wishes

Magia da Inês said...

Gosto das cercas e das paisagens.
Beijinhos.
Brasil

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Beth said...

someone likes wheels. i prefer simple fences not all this decoration. but to each his own. makes the world go round. (:

Roan said...

Another great wheel shot I could have used for camera club last week. Love the idea of the wooden posts added to the gate. Great finds.

EG Wow said...

Lots of great fences, that's for sure!

Pat Tillett said...

Gates as art! Not only beautiful fences and gates, but nice places also... Thanks!

georgettesullins said...

You can say that again. "They spend a lot of time and $ maintaining it."

Faye said...

Your first photo made me laugh--judging from where the BOD sign is posted, it must be a pretty BIG Dawg! I agree with you on fence styles--less is more, or something confusing like that. :-)

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Genie said...

Somehow I missed your fences when i was commenting on the Friday Fence posts. This series was such fun for me to view. They are all so different....from the fancy iron garbing to the old timer wood. What a cool part of the country in which to live. genie

pattisjarrett said...

Some are quite ornate, but I prefer the ones that blend with nature. Who'd have thought to go to the trouble to make the metal ones look more natural? It is a nice look, though.

Rose said...

As always, I really, really enjoy seeing your fences.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

those are some pretty unique fences!! i agree...the plain...the better...

BUT i kinda like the spinning sign one...even if it does face the wrong way now and then...just makes it weird...and weird is good too!! haha!!

vinylpicketfences said...

Thanks for sharing some of the Fences down there in Texas..

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