Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gate Overkill?

Not sure what these folks were going for, but sometimes a little more is a bit too much.
Let's see:
1.  Wagon wheels
2.  Cross / H / L ranch brand on top?
3.  Ranch name (Luna, apparently)
4.  Metal Cacti (saguaro and prickly pear)
5.  Elk (elk with cacti?)
6.  Cowboy and cowgirl on one side
7.  Spurned cowgirl on the other?

Linking to Friday's Fences

126 comments:

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Oh my word! That is *some* gateway! ... and a lot of work when into it too :)

Carole M. said...

a lot of creativity happening there; all at the grand approach. Forget the k-i-s-s principle; it's our ranch!

Giga said...

Pracochłonna ta brama, ale podoba mi się. *** Wiem, że komentujesz u mnie jako jedna z pierwszych, albo wcale. Proszę Cię jednak - zajrzyj do mnie :-). Pozdrawiam.*** This labor-intensive gate, but I like it. *** I know that comment out of me as one of the first, if at all. But I ask you - look at me :-). Yours.

dr momi said...

Haha....great title. I especially like the spurned cowgirl lol.

Tanya said...

lol "spurned cowgirl" haha....yes, it is a little busy!

hey, i finally figured out how to make my photos bigger...gah, what a hassle it is, i don't know why my size changed and i couldn't find anything on getting larger pics back but after several google searches i found some help. i have to change the html every time i post a pic but it's not hard, just a pita that you can't save it!

Jill said...

Laughing at the "spurned cowgirl." Glad I don't have to look at that gate everyday.

Comment1 said...

Ha! Spurned cowgirl... nice to have a gate that tells a story.

eileeninmd said...

Very funny post. Overkill is a good description. I like the spurned cowgirl. The elk are pretty cool, I would like them in my yard. But, I do not have a gate like this. :(

thesedaysofmine.com said...

My goodness! That's a busy gate!

SouthCoast Guy said...

I love it....maybe I should put one of those in front of my garden!

Rohrerbot said...

I don't know. But the figurines look scary. I think if I came home at night, I'd think people were standing by it:)

Texan said...

LOL well ummm, Texans are known for liking their bling :O)

georgettesullins said...

hmmm...where's Waldo?

Mike said...

I believe the 'h' is an 'L' for Luna. But, what does the crooked branch through it mean?

I think somebody got carried away in the blacksmithin' area.

Lynne said...

Some people never "get" boundaries!

Melodie said...

Well you know how it is in Texas bigger is better... and more is better and... blingier is better....!

Bob Bushell said...

Yep, I agree with you. Overdone! I like your "spurned cowgirl", funny.

Peggy said...

Love the gate if all the other wasn't attached.

Barb said...

Funny! too much for me!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

More is better?? If it weren't for the fact that those are mass produced pieces I might be inclined to think someone in the family was a metal artist... but well, I can't think of what they are thinking! Lol...

Judy said...

Love the spurned cowgirl...

Mary Howell Cromer said...

That is so funny, maybe this is more than one family and they got all wrapped up in their own ID and could not bring themselves to get rid of previous ownership...well it could be;)

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Wow, there is a lot going on there!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

My guess is that their kids give them a new one each Christmas! LOL! They they HAVE to put them out. hee hee. blessings ~ Tanna

holdingmoments said...

Yea, just a little OTP lol

Margie said...

Definitely! No gates like that in these parts, but I've seen homes that use an over abundance of stone statutes!

~mel said...

ahhh... you silly texans and your fences. You have them everywhere! One of the first things I noticed about your state when I began making my annual visits... now every two years apart if I'm lucky.

Sandra said...

way to much for me, but my mother would have loved it and this is what her gate would have looked like if she had one. love your commentary and the poor spurned cowgirl.

Kathy said...

Maybe they have flamingos in the yard too?

Paula said...

They just thought they would cram it all into one gate, I guess! *haha*
The cowboy and cowgirl are cute!

Linda said...

Someone did not know when to quit!

c. Joy said...

Maybe a family member is in the iron works business... Or maybe it means everyone and their sister is welcome... Do we have elk in Texas?

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

LOL @ Gate Overkill! Love it. An apt title, for sure!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Have they ever heard the saying "less is more". I guess each to their own. The Cowboys are pretty cool though.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Good call, TWG, you hit the nail on the head! =)

Mary said...

Very fancy! I took a photo of a similar gate over in Illinois last year. I'll have to go back and look to see if it was exactly the same..if I can find it!

Ginger said...

Kind of reminds me of the back of my car...too many bumper stickers and magnetic signs. I'd be the first to admit it's too cluttered...unfortunately I can't get some of the bumper stickers off. :(

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Haha ! I agree with you !

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

#1 sign you might be overly dramatic is if you have a spurned cowgirl on your front gate. I read about it in Psychology Today ;-)

ellen abbott said...

yeah, she's definitely outta there.

Furry Bottoms said...

Hehehe maybe just a slight overkill! :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

There's room for more, why stop now?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This might be where we say,less is more,

Sally said...

LOL! To each his own. :)

bon bon said...

well, they kept it monochromatic anyway. ;o)

Candy C. said...

Love the house on the left with the metal roof but the gate...yeah, a little too much for my taste!! :)

Mom of M&Ms said...

that house is my dream design... but that gate cracks me up.....

Inger said...

A bit much!

Farm Girl said...

Maybe they make those things? I love the house in the distance. I love those tin roofs. My parents house in Oklahoma has a sloping roof with a green tin roof on it like that and I love that house.
It is kind of busy for me but all and all it is a cool place. :)

Pricilla said...

It's a gate opera

Sylvia K said...

They surely don't have to worry about visitors missing their house! Or anyone else for that matter!! Cool capture!

sylvia

parker said...

When you can't decide which design you want? Just get them all!

Marilyn said...

I love it when you see a gate like that in front of fifty acres and a singlewide!

Marie said...

You are right...overkill. But I have to admit, kind've fun and interesting!

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

A smorgasbord of ironwork!! On the positive side, it surely isn't boring!

Tracy said...

ummm, let's see, what's the word? Can you say 'gaudy'?

Martha Z said...

They just couldn't decide which they liked best so kept going with the ornamentation.

heyBJK said...

Maybe they couldn't decide what theme to go with and just decided to leave it all up. Or they believe in the "more is better" approach. It's a bit busy for my liking, but a nice discovery on your part!

Evelyn S. said...

Hmmmm...that is a lot to look at and think about!

Nancy Reinke said...

It looks like a cool place. Apparently they have a lot of interests. ;- Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog today. Much appreciated.

Deb said...

Wow! It looks like the west threw up on it! LOL! It really takes away from the beauty of the ranch itself. More is not More in this case. Have a great day!

Robin said...

T, I'm with you on that one!

Rita said...

LOL! They obviously believe more is better. ;)

Ron said...

I think it's great. I love gates like this.

islandwonder said...

A few teenagers I know have the same attitude about their makeup. The more the merrier. LOL!

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Theresa,
Nice to see this gate.
Very funny with the cowboy and cowgirl on both sides.
Clever how they have made it.

Greetings, Marco

ladyfi said...

LOL!

Is that a chair on the top or a person doing the splits?

CameraCruise said...

I agree with you, to much for me too.

ShySongbird said...

Good grief!! It's fun but definitely a bit much -:)

Paula said...

Laughing @ Kathy's comment. Bet those flamingos are pink too.

DeanO said...

Hm, just missing a metal cutout of Elvis

Randy said...

Crazy looking gate but I do love the design of the house!

Debbie said...

the perfect example of "way too busy" but a great opportunity for a creative title ;)))))

Southwest Arkie said...

We must be on the same wavelength- my FF looks a little much like an over share too! To each his own I guess!

Donna OShaughnessy said...

I must agree. It looks like a welder threw up..

Just found your blog and am liking it bunches. Do tell what kind of camera do you use? Excellent photos!

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Never mind. I just found your page on camera gear. Please forgive my ignorance.

Michael said...

minimalism is out of vogue I guess

Nancy's Notes said...

Great description! A bit overwhelming, goodness!

Breathtaking said...

Someone had a lot of fun putting this together,and it's a great talking point!

edenhills said...

They've obviously never heard that "less is more."

Julie G. said...

Oh my, that certainly is a busy entryway to the farm! I like the spurned cowgirl ... very funny! Thanks for the chuckle!

Montanagirl said...

Ya, prob'ly a bit much - detracts from the over-all purpose maybe...

barbara l. hale said...

Lol! A little of this and a little of that, I guess.

Ellie said...

Now that is a busy gate. I wonder what it all means.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

As my mom used to say "too much of a muchness."

Sall's Country Life said...

Apparently they've never heard that less is more!

Bruce Clark said...

I know its cluttered but I love it!

Jan n Jer said...

Wow...that is alot! You eyes don't know where to look first!

Log Cabin Studio said...

Wow ,love your heron painting.
You are one popular girl!!!

Jim said...

Quite a decorative fence.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

SweetMarie said...

It is a little busy! THH

Nancy said...

I have enjoyed my visit with you..your blog is full of beauty.....

Chatty Crone said...

I have to give it a 10 for over kill.lol sandie

Beth said...

personally i believe they need some more details there... it is looking pretty sparse to me. you better leave them a note. (:

Rose said...

Maybe they were trying to have something for everyone!

Joe said...

It's something for everyone ;).

Beyond My Garden said...

Must be the story of somebody's life.

Deb said...

only in Texas....cool post...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh --I don't know, Theresa. I like it!!!!! Guess it stands out as the fanciest gate in the area!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Fireblossom said...

Yes ma'am, that's one busy gate, and not in a good way!

Gillian Olson said...

I agree there are too many and mixed messages here.

Porch Days said...

You are right. That is way too much!

Marie said...

Glad you linked this one to Fridays Fences..it's a perfect shot for that!

Charlotte said...

They got started and couldn't stop.

flutietootie said...

LOL. I guess they were looking to have a little fun.

Dar said...

yuppers! Overkill!
Thanks for stopping by my sunset~
hugs, dar
BlessYourHeart

SquirrelQueen said...

Talk about overkill. It looks like it was designed by an committee and everyone had their own ideas, rather than argue they just added everything.

Linda said...

Very busy fence/gate! Nothing more needs to be said - it has already been said! Wow - nice photo!

Liz said...

Definitely overkill, I think!
I love these gates you find :)

BlueShell said...

Wow...that is overwhelming!Opulent!

Good gracious....I have never seen such a gate!!! Super!

Hug you

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

lol!
very funny!
oh my gosh, that's a real busy gate!

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

You might want to get to know these people... there is surely a very interesting story behind that gate :)

Roan said...

It is a little much, lol.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

They must know somebody that makes those silhouettes! :)

Faye said...

Every TX fence needs a spurned cowgirl. Reminds me of wearing a 3 piece corduroy suit--say that it looks like your uncle owns a corduroy factory! Your neighbors must know a cutout factory!

bailey-road.com said...

Maybe there's a story there!

pattisjarrett said...

Maybe each member of the family picked their own decoration? People around here get carried away with those concrete yard decorations.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Whoa...these people have 'got it going on' don't they! Sometimes less is more...obviously they never thought of that. Each to his own I guess. Hope your weekend is a good one.
Maura :)

Pat Tillett said...

You are so right! Somebody got a bit carried away with this one...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Everyone has different thinking about what is beautiful :)

Regards and best wishes

Hilary said...

They must be metalworkers. Or something. :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Less is more?? I think it's adorable & someone is showing off their metal work skills. Yes, it's a bit much, but i'm sure it gives the owners a big smile when they drive in. Here in Australia we often find the big wagon wheels bricked into the entrace walls, it's quite the look & if tastes change, they can't just roll the wheels away, eekk. Love Posie

Rebecca said...

THey are certainly making a statement.

Karrie said...

Wowza!! Looks like some sort of marital compromise was going on with that one!!

LOVE your new header!

wayside wanderer said...

That is rather....uh....decorative.

Love, love, love that heron! He is rather beefy and oh-so-beautiful!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

The four letter L word on their fence needs to be "LOCO"

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