Thursday, March 1, 2012

Here a Gate, There a Gate, Everywhere a Texas Gate!


Could use a little maintenance.

Love the rock wheel encasements!


I like the roll of barbed wire on this one!
Linking to Friday's Fences

115 comments:

Carole M. said...

:) yes the barbed wire is a great embellishment! Maybe practical too, not about to forget where it was stored. Do you get out of your car to photograph, and have you ever been sprung?!

Ellie said...

There are some really cool fences where you are. These are great.

Lynne said...

I wonder what is beyond "Now and Then?"

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

The barbed wire wreath with a tin roof in the background is perfect!! Great gates, T. blessings ~ t.

Tammy said...

Great captures! It is very interesting to see the variety
gates!!

Jill said...

I also love the wheels encased in stone! The barbed wire is fantastic and I love the stars too.

Jill said...

P.S. There is a town very close to me that is called Nowthen. I kid you not!

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

I also like the barbed wire fence, with its silhouette cut-outs on the top.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I wonder how many Lone Star ranches there are in Texas...

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Love the rock wall entry and the star on the stone home!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Star isn't on the home, it's on the gate! Even better :)

Paula said...

I like the "Now and Then" one~ it must have a secret meaning!

latebloomerbuds said...

Gate heaven! Margie

DJan said...

I love your Texas trees and now your Texas gates. I am learning what catches your eye and smiling, thinking of you lurking about taking pictures of these gates as the ranchers wonder who that woman is! :-)

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE those... especially the 'Now and Then...'

Kerri said...

WOW - there are lots of gates there!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Is this unique in Texas or every state in US !

Rose said...

Love them all again...I really like they looking through the one with the rock wheel encasements and seeing that barn.

Kathy said...

You do have a lot of decorative gates in your area. Just a hundred miles away over here in my neck of the woods, they are pretty rare.

Julie G. said...

Great variety of gates! You should do a coffee table book of your fence and gate photographs. They are wonderful!

Changes in the wind said...

Love that third one:)

V.L. Locey said...

Ooo, those are some snazzy gates!!

Shrinky said...

Love how your eye picks out the beauty in things that most of us usually barely notice!

Jan n Jer said...

Nice shots...I like the 3rd one...very unique!

Paula said...

Laughing @ Now and Then. Someone out here had wheels on each side and someone stole one of the wheels.They weren't put in as sturdy at the rock.

Sylvia K said...

If there's one thing Texas has a staggering amount of, it's gates!! You got some great ones today!

Sylvia

mark said...

They try to make them pretty unique don't they.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like the fancy wheel enclosure, someone spent a lot of time setting those stones.

Linda R said...

Lots of cool gates here. I have to say my favorite would be the one with the bricked in wagon wheels.. But that barbed wire looks pretty cool also..

Hugs, Linda

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Gates here, gates there, gates everywhere.
Keep them open.
Costas

Liz said...

I love these gates... I figure, Only in Texas!! :)

Farm Girl said...

I have always like barbwire wreaths. They are just so nice.
I really do like all of those gates.

Rain said...

Texas sure does know how to make gates!! Love them-especially the barb wire one-major mistake when I mentiond once to a horse lover here that I like the look of barb wire fence!--geeze--I wouldn't want them to get hurt on it-but isn't that the point-to stay away from them?! I was corrected fast.......and learned my lesson!!

EG Wow said...

Now and Then is a cool name!

bailey-road.com said...

I like that last one, with the barbed wire wreath and the trees lining the drive.

Nancy said...

Fences, Fences everywhere....You certainly have a collection of them.....I really like the "now and then"...wonder what instigated that one.....

Montanagirl said...

Great work! Love these. I really like the rock-encased wheels: very nice touch.

parker said...

The old wagon wheels are an eyecatcher!

Breathtaking said...

A great sellection of gates,but
never anyone around,the properties all look deserted!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I bet if you do not have an gate and archway of some sort on your place you might be looked down upon as "not fitting in"? A lot of peer presure.

Millie said...

I really like that last gate, but I think it should have a goat up there too.

lisa said...

:-)
The couple of times I've been to Texas, I have noticed the gates. There sure seem to be a lot of them, and some are so wonderfully artistic.

Rohrerbot said...

I like how people have ranch gates up all around...it's like a personal signature.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

All of them so different and interested. Texas is certainly a unique place!

Comment1 said...

I'm absolutely loving Harlow! The tree trunks, the rope, the wall wheels, excellent!

A Quiet Corner said...

Yes, I love the stone walls around the wagon wheels as well!...:)JP

Linda said...

I like the cutouts in the one with the roll of barbed wire. And the rock wheel walls are gorgeous. I'd get rid of those yucca plants (or whatever they are) in front of them, though.

Robin said...

T, Great Gates!
The Lone Star Ranch! How original is that!

Pricilla said...

The original gated communities?

Filip Demuinck said...

Special pictures, there must be a tradition around these gates, do you know it?

Greetings,
Filip

Reena Walkling said...

I wonder if any other state has as many gates as Texas! I bet not!

Pat Tillett said...

I really like the last one. I want a ranch with a gate. I guess I could call it "city boy ranch."

Charade said...

You've just proved that old adage that, "Everything is bigger in Texas."

Deb said...

more great gates...love the last one best...

Gary said...

Fun post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Furry Bottoms said...

A gate opens opportunities you didn't know you had. I'm channeling somebody, probably a sage of some kind.

sharon said...

loved the rock wheel as well. great pics of gates.

Flora said...

You gotta love those Texas gates!

Bob Bushell said...

The last one is my fave, I love the animals on top.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

We don't have gates as such, but we do have plaques. Everyone along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay has named their home and it's posted on a post or tree by the driveway. Instead of saying "I live at 222 Scenic Highway 98," they say, "I live at Twin Pines" or "Bevill's Beave Bungalow" Ha ha!

heyBJK said...

I kinda like the Lone Star gate even though it could use some work. Reminds me of the the movie "Lone Star State of Mind"...absolutely hilarious! The barbed wire on the last gate is cool.

Bridget Larsen said...

Lone Star is a restaurant here in Australia, its based on the US one but I love your ranch pictures
Bridget #3

Ebie said...

I like that, Now and Then, sounds like a lyric from a song!

There's a lot of fences!

Andrew said...

I have only realized this morning that I have been driving past a "texan" gate every day on my commute to work.. It's alongside a tricky place with no parking... but I will share it soon..

Michaele said...

They didn't put near as much thought into lone star as now and then did they?

Barb said...

Now and Then is a good blog post title! I like the wheel wall, too.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, these are great gates. I like the wheel encasement best.

Beth said...

wow, what a gate. such character. (:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Creative gates -- the barbed wire one is interesting, but the brick one is definitely my favorite.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It just occurred to me, that even the gates are bigger in Texas!! :-)

eileeninmd said...

Love these fences! The rock walls with the wheels are very nice. Wonderful shots.

Nancy said...

Interesting fences. The last one is my favorite.

Candy C. said...

Those are all great and, yes, that first one could use a little paint! I like the "Now and Then".

Giga said...

Wiadomo Teksas i bramy musza być. Najbardziej by mi odpowiadała z trzeciego zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam. *** Texas is known and gates must be. The most that I corresponded with the third shot. Yours.

Frank said...

Such a variety but I prefer the 'rustic' version.

dr momi said...

Texas and their gates...they are interesting!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like "now and then", kinda sums up life, don't ya think?:@)

Catherine said...

There appears to be a lot of pretty gates in Texas! ;)
xo Catherine

Nancy Claeys said...

Great collection -- and really all pretty well maintained.

SweetMarie said...

These are all really neat. The last one is the most interesting to me. :) Happy March Theresa!

Karen said...

I like the stone one, it has character!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love the Texas gates and fences. I wonder how many ranches are called Lone Star? And that barn in the third photo looks like a Missouri barn! Did you get a closer shot of it?

troutbirder said...

Reminds me of old time Western movies....:)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A fine variety of gates!

Fence at Sundown

A huge THANK YOU for not using word verification!!!! The new Blogger system is a complete pain, and I'm almost to the point of not leaving comments for bloggers who use it. Thanks again!!!!!!!!

Southwest Arkie said...

I love that brick/wheel- that is just the coolest design. Neat gates!

Chatty Crone said...

Texas probably has a record number of fences - you have some nice pictures there. sandie

Ann said...

Please be careful don’t lean against the barb wire. Once my little bro was help my Dad fence up something. He was holding the coil of barb wire, It fell on his shin. I can still feel the pain now, 40 years later.

This blog post reminds me of a blog aboout a tree in the middle of the road. Somehow I keep thinking that you posted it. Shortly after, I saw a tree in the middle of a road, stopped the driver so I could takethe photo. around Christmas time. I haven't post it because I could remember who I wanted to post for.

Ann said...

you are right about the world verification, some people still have it.

I even read from some one that it is isn't necessary.

Dar said...

I love driving around and seeing barns and fences, gates and decor. Love the barbed wire. There is plenty wrapped in rolls here too. But, look at that stone entry...what a welcome. I wonder if I can get Bill to make a cool fence for the cabin~~~hmmmm
BlessYourHeart

rkbsnana said...

Hey, do you have new pics up on the header? Or have I not been very observant? I love the barbed wire one too.

SquirrelQueen said...

Looks like the Lone Star could use a coat or two of paint. I like the roll of barbed wire too, good way to keep some handy for repairs.

rainfield61 said...

There is no "Watergate" luckily.

Dianne said...

I love the barbed wire too
and the stone work, that's cool

Cher' Shots said...

Some people think of gates as locking the world out, I see them as setting boundaries of respect for anthers land. I love fences and gates.
'love & hugs from afar'

Marie said...

Wonderful gates, Theresa! When my husband and I lived in Texas we got jobs with the 2000 census, and I saw a LOT of gates! And crossed a lot of cow-grates! :-) I wish I had been blogging back then!

Randy said...

The cow gate is fun.

~mel said...

You Texan's do like your gates! I can't get over how green it is there right now ... and I'm really missing my annual trip to Texas that we normally make this time of year. Instead I'm looking at lots and LOTS of snow.

Gillian Olson said...

The Now and Then gate is intriguing. Great gates.

Kerry said...

I think you should take some close-ups and details of some of these gates. Barbed wire. Metal. Fences and walls. So cool.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great series of shots..

Carletta said...

Another great series of gates!
Love that stone in the second one.

BlueShell said...

Oh...I see:you like fences...and gates...Ok...me too!!!

Love
BS

Linda said...

Wonderful gates - which I guess is mostly a Texas thing...or maybe a ranch thing. We don't have anything like that here in the east, at least that I have seen. I love the barbed wire wreath!

wayside wanderer said...

I love the rocks! And your new header is NICE! Love it!

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
Love the third and your new header!

Genie said...

You are not going to believe this, BUT I FINALLY found a Texas gate, but am saving it for a special date...i.e.your birthday. What better present could I give you than the photo of a Texas gate from the mountains of western Virginia. I sort of ran off the road when I spotted it trying to stop and take the picture. That is not so easy on the back narrow gauge washboard roads I travel. Thank heavens my computers are up and OK again. IP addresses has gone bonkers and it really was one big disaster. Had over 22,000 photos on the big iMac all in their own groupings which were all LOST and the pictures were helper skelter. I have now dumped at least 5,000 and am still dumping 'cause I ain’t gonna go thru this ever again. Had 9,000 on my MacBook Pro (have stuff on both computers simultaneously) and have dumped at least 3,000 of them. I need to delete on the camera before bringing them in. And I have gotta stop Buddy from putting his on my computers. That just muddles it further. Anyway, I am back, love your Texas gates, and am saving my Texas gate for a special present. genie

pattisjarrett said...

Interesting gates and the abodes beyond. The rock-surrounded wheel is a nice touch.

Barbara said...

On my way to Houston last week or so, I spotted some really cool ones and thought of you! If I hadn't been running late already, I would have stopped and snapped a few!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

i always get a kick out of the fences you find. that roll of barbed wire is an added treat to that fence!! ha!!

HEY!! by the way...i keep forgetting to say...cool new header!!

georgettesullins said...

Now I've got these pictures and ♪♫ in my mind. :)

Roan said...

Love the stone portion of that fence with the wheels. Wonder what the story is with Now and Then. Hmmm.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Rita said...

Yes, I think I like the last one the best.
The Now and Then makes me wonder why they named it that. ;)

Faye said...

I think you get the prize for most variety in fences! Or, maybe it's just that good fences are so important in TX--plus a way to show off individuality.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

You need to re-shoot the last one when the trees are in full foliage...I bet it's beautiful!

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