Thursday, March 29, 2012

A few more fence views.


A few more photos from late January.
Obviously some Texas and Tennessee loyalties at Belle Meade

Instead of titling their ranch gate, these folks opted for fancy off-side gate signage.
You might remember one of their random fence panels from this past Monday's Just One Barn post.

This reminded me of 'The Big W' from 'It's A Mad-Mad-Mad-Mad World'

Except this time, the big tree is behind the W, not part of it.
Linking to Friday's Fences

104 comments:

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Good morning to you..that big tree,it looks like an oak will take up a lot of water when you have rain.

i enjoy your blog i hope you enjoy your day

Peter

Comment1 said...

Hahaha! W guy just doesn't care!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The Shady Oak Ranch sign blends perfectly with my wharf green house, so, I think I shall say it is my fav; for the day~

Carole M. said...

you have a never-ending source of fence and gate posts; all delightful

Ellie said...

Another great selection of fences and gates. They obviously take great pride in them.
Wasn't that a great film - not seen it in a while though.

JM said...

The W has a pretty cool design.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sandy Oak Ranch has a beautiful gate.Of course I like intricate details like that.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I like the big W!

CameraCruise said...

Another great series of fences and gates.

troutbirder said...

Oh I do remember The Big W. Did Spencer Tracy find it in the end? I know it wasn't Milton Berle... :)

Peggy said...

Where do you find all the awesome gates? Don't see many around here unless I get on the other side of town where the horse ranches are and most of their gates are boring. Love all your photos!

Gail said...

Very intersting fences. Have a great day.

Kate said...

The fences are unique to the owners. I like the fence with the signs of the states attached.

Mike said...

..and it's not a Palm tree. But, I think I see Ethel Merman in the background.

Sandra said...

i like the mailbox with the off side signage and love the tree in the last two. if i had a gate i would have to put GA KY and FL states on mine.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Loving the tree behind the W.

Barb said...

So many gates - love them!

DJan said...

Nice gates! I am getting to know the ranches around you, it seems. I like the one with the lacy sign.

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Love the W!

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

You have some pretty fancy gates in your neighborhood.

Fireblossom said...

Ha! "It's right unda...the big dubbaya!"

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Wonder if there are any little arguments at the Belle Meade over loyalties? I like that big old W! Good Morning Tex!

parker said...

First two pics would qualify for Fancy Gates. I like the 'W' gate with the big old Oak Tree.

Chatty Crone said...

I think the last two pictures look the best to me - more like a real farm to me anyway. And I like that tree - is it dead or a late bloomer? sandie

Jill said...

My fav part of all of these...that big old oak tree!

Michael said...

good fences make good neighbors, and for lovely photographs

Linda said...

What fancy gates! I love the 2nd one...and I have been scratching my head trying to remember that part of Mad, Mad, World! Great shots!

Larry Ostby said...

The gates are great but that oak is fantabulis. I know I know, not a real word but but you know what I mean ;)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great fences and gates. The Shady Oak Ranch is my favorite. Love the fence behind the mailbox.

MTWaggin said...

Love the Sandy Oak gate. Belle Meade looks a bit too hmmm, "girlie" for my tastes but hey! why not.

Katie @Pinke Post said...

We are very gate less on the prairie. I love seeing your gates and fences in Texas!

Michaele said...

Interesting mix of gates. I am wondering how far your journeys take you each week.

Randy said...

I love to see the variety of gates.

Rose said...

Nice! I love that big old tree in the last shot.

Nancy said...

I've never seen an old farm gate done like the Sandy Oak Ranch one...very different....

Now you have me looking for farm gates...It's contagious isn't it?

Have a good day...

Jan n Jer said...

Nice fence shots...very eclectic!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Funny you should mention that movie. My friend's father in L.A., was an extra in that movie in a crowd scene. I also noticed my adopted state's outline right away on that fence. Ha! Have a wonderful day today!

polkadotpeticoat said...

These gates are a big deal down there.....love the big W.

magda said...

I like so much the seconf door!!!
Many greetings and kisses

bailey-road.com said...

I like the big W!

stardust said...

The same with magda, my favorite is the second gateway with a lovely post-box beside it.

islandwonder said...

Amazing how many gates are near you. Very cool looking.

Furry Bottoms said...

I love that big tree in the end!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I love ranch gates and you've found some wonderful ones! I like them all but I think I'm kind of partial to the one that's not really a gate but is just a fancy panel with the name of the ranch on it. I remember their other fence panel with the fleur de lis spikes on it. I think I'd like these people ;) Hope your day is a good one.
Maura :)

Montanagirl said...

I'm amazed at how many different fences and gates you have down there! Nice photos - and have a nice day too!

Margie said...

I like the Sandy Oak Ranch sign.

edenhills said...

I am always amazed at the fences you find!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It's a Mad-Mad-Mad World, one of my favorites. The Sandy Oak Ranch one is neat. Gald you explained it for it did not look like anything ever passed through the "gate".

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

I believe it's a TX law that if you have more than 5 acres you MUST have a gate! ;)
I'm loving the green one with the swirly vines!

AudreyO said...

I'm still always wondering about the story behind the photo. Why did they choose that color, that design, that pattern. So fun to wonder about the stories.

Ms. Becky said...

It's a Mad, Mad is one of my favorite movies ever. It's a belly shaker. Love that tree too, and the Texas light in these shots. It's nice to see some green in there too. Happy day to you TWG.

Genie said...

Those first two are really fancy...I would gladly take the first one. The third one is nice in its simplicity. Are there any ranches out there that do not have fencing and entrances like the ones you post for us? Now you have me wanting to look at some old westerns and see what they have. genie

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Texas has some awesome gates. The W got me to thinking...wonder what kind of gate Dubya has at his ranch.

Candy C. said...

NICE tree and I like the Sandy Oak Ranch sign!

Sylvia K said...

Always enjoy your Texas fences! Takes me back to my birthplace!! Hope you have a good day. Thank you for your kind words re: my daughters surgery, they are much appreciated!

Sylvia

barbara l. hale said...

Yep. I can see the W from "Mad...World" there. I love that first fence/gate. Nice and colorful.

Linda R said...

I just love seeing your fence shots. You just don't see fences like that here in the big city. HEE HEE...

Hugs, Linda

gowestferalwoman said...

You know, im kinda creepy...some of these gates remind me of the cemetery gates around Wisconsin - does Texas have impressive gates at their cemeteries too? Can you take us on a tour if they do ?

Farm Girl said...

Always very nice to see these gates.

RoeH said...

Love the photos. And especially the tree. I'm a tree freak. :) Dead trees. They talk to you.

Lynne said...

Have you counted your fence collection?

Patty Woodland said...

They sure do things up down there

don said...

A fine series of fence shots. I guess if I had a ranch I'd want a good looking gate of some kind. These offer a nice variety too.

Inger said...

I lived in Belle Mead, NJ, a long time ago. In the woods with 500 azelea bushes and lots of dogwood trees. Suck a lovely place, thanks for stirring up some memories. You never know what may happen once you post something on your blog, do you?

Tammy said...

Always interesting to see the variety of signs in your area!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

nice group of fence photos.
and i love that old tree.

xx

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love that tree and the artistic fences continue to amaze me!

Andrew said...

Haha! I have found a Texas gate in Cheshire... trouble is it's on a busy road and a long walk from a parking place... will take me a week or so to share it... xx

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful photos and what a huge tree.
I love that fence and gate.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like the gate with the two states -- I think they settled in the best one of the two.

Ian said...

Those folks down south must spend small fortunes on their fences and gates.

Giga said...

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Bob Bushell said...

The fences, why are there so many in you're part, or is it Texas?

Evelyn S. said...

I really like the Sandy Oak fence decor!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

those fences are crazy. But that tree does it for me. its huuuuuuuge.
Excellent work as per usual

Pat Tillett said...

The fences and gates are nice, but I also love that tree!

Marie said...

What lovely gate entranceways! I love the colors! And the fence has a lot of handsome charm! Plus that gorgeous tree behind it!

Beth said...

you always find some of the greatest unique fences. great find. (:

eileeninmd said...

Great series of photos on the fences and I love that big tree. I hope you are having a great day!

Diane AZ said...

Cool fences - I like the green colors of the Sandy Oak Ranch and the big tree behind the Big W!

Carletta said...

I think that first one with its yellow and pink must have been a ladies choice. :)
Love the quaint look of the Shady Oak one.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great shots! Sandy Oaks Ranch looks like a jungle!

Tiago Braga said...

Looks like this is a great place, full of live and fantasy!

Hugs

Kim, USA said...

Can't beat Texas fences. I still feel bad because my photos that I took from Texas with many fences and gate, I deleted all accidentally. ^_^

Friday Fences

bj said...

ummm, what a pretty place.

heyBJK said...

Love the "W" with that great tree behind it! All nice shots!

SweetMarie said...

This makes me wonder what I would put on a gate if I had one. Ilike these gates ane th big tree. Nice pics Theresa!

Debbie said...

hmmm you knew that was tennessee?? i don't know if i would have know that!!

i want to hop over them, what's wrong with me!!

Jenn Jilks said...

What fun shots. Well done.
I'm sad that we've cooled down and the frogs have gone back to sleep...
Greetings from Cottage Country!

Nancy said...

Wow! I LOVE that turquoise Sandy Oak Ranch fence. Fancy, schmancy.

Magia da Inês said...

É uma maneira curiosa e divertida de adornar as cercas.
Gosto muito das paisagens.
Boa quinta-feira!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
°º♫
°º✿
º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.

Linda said...

That Texas and Tennessee gate reminded me of the country song that says, "All my exes live in Texas; that's why I live in Tennessee." Or something like that. :)

SquirrelQueen said...

I really like the name Belle Meade, so romantic but it sounds more like a plantation in the deep south (GA or MS).

Gillian Olson said...

I like the last one, bold, no nonsense and it has a wonderful tree too.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Ooh I like that second one- pretty snazzy! Great pics today!

Betty Roan said...

Belle Meade is one of those 1800's mansions in the Nashville, TN area. My son lives in Nashville and he took us for a tour. There are still bullet holes in the front columns from the civil war. So, I'm thinking a transplanted Tennessean or maybe all their ex's live in Tennessee.
Love the W!

Lisa said...

Im in love with gates also. I did take some last winter and in Hawaii.
This winter I didnt go out in the snow after my fall on the ice at the end of Nov.

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, i like the mailbox too. If you ever run out of east texas gates (as if!) you could do mailboxes. :)

Tanya said...

huh, there's a belle meade plantation in tn, i think around nashville, wonder if the tennesseean (however you spell it lol) named it.

georgettesullins said...

I open ours most weekends and try not to fall in the cattle guard. Ours is simple and plain compared to these.

Faye said...

Hard to argue with the simplicity of "Big W" and "Belle Meade" seems a bit pretentious. Never mind legal--that is to display a TN state outline in TX? :-)

Nancy Claeys said...

Another great series of fences and gates! :)

pattisjarrett said...

I do love that ornate "beside the gate." I was admiring that tree, too, not surprised it showed up twice. :)

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