Thursday, March 15, 2012

More Texas Gate-O-Rama

Such a pretty place - apparently that must be the crooked creek bridge on the right.

Rolling Oaks - this was taken the end of January, hence the leftover touches of yule.
At first I thought they had been doing some yardwork, but after looking a bit closer at the wheelbarrow, I realized it was placed there as decoration.
Let's just cleanse the palate with a simpler motif and view.
All of these shots are from the end of January.  Our trees are actually budding/leafing out now.

Linking to Friday's Fences

119 comments:

Jill said...

This is a great bunch! Love those first two. Wishing I could get my hands on that wheelbarrow though. ;)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Teresa, interesting gates and especially liked the names.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh I love the first one Theresa...great capture and the house there is really a nice one too! have a great day~

Lynne said...

I would like to see the creek at "Crooked Creek."

Looks like some burrows on the tree in the second pic,(is that the correct name?)

Great photo captures . . .

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i always love your texas gate-orama1

Tanya said...

ok...i was getting all uppity with those wreaths but i guess it's kinda ok since these were from january! lovin that last scene!

Tammy said...

Great photos! I enjoy viewing the variety of gate as we do not have them here:)

Nancy said...

You should publish a book of all your gates; they are all wonderful in their own way.....What do you think?

I love that first one; looks like a great farm with the pretty house.....

Gail said...

Fancy gates, here, ours just keep animals in and people out, not very pretty just functional.

I have gate envy.

Manzanita said...

My eyes first went to the wheelbarrow. I love old ones but I think that one is more beat up than old. Looks like it has a rubber tire. Those old wheelbarrows with the metal wheel are really hard to push. Uuggh

bj said...

bwaaaaa....I WANT A GATE !

DJan said...

Nice gates. I like the simple ones the best, but they do have a sense of grandeur when they're big.

Susan said...

Really nice gates - I love the Christmas dressing up of the Rolling Oaks gates.

joo said...

The last one is terrific!

Farm Girl said...

Very Pretty, I really like the one with that red roofed house. It looks nice behind that gate.

Sandra said...

that first one is so sharp and clear, that fence/gate jumps right out of the photo. love the name crooked creek, sounds like the title to a western movie or book. I love the big OLD tree in the corner of the second one even if it is decorated with a wheel barrow, tell them i said put the barrow down and fill it with flowers. THH

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm loving Crooked Creek!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm really loving Crooked Creek!

Ginger said...

Love the Rolling Oaks tree...such character!

Joop Zand said...

Great shots Theresa..... specially the first one.

Greetings, Joop

Karen said...

Crooked Creek is awesome!

Sylvia K said...

These really are delightful, Theresa! I love all three, particularly the first one! Hope you have a great day!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

Great gates, but I like that huge oak (?) by Rolling Oaks, gorgeous!

Charade said...

I want a gate, too. And I'd love to know how they wore a hole in that wheelbarrow.

Linda said...

Crooked Creek IS beautiful. It looks so peaceful and homey.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Ooh - that last one is gorgeous. It's my favorite!

Debbie said...

they sure do make them pretty there in texas but what about those of us who enjoy a good trespass. they should leave those gates open just a tad, in case there's something good behind them!!

the first one was my favorite!!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

These are great and I'm sure each one reflects the specific character of the owners. Very neat.

NitWit1 said...

Texas is known for beautiful tasteful entries in keeping with the setting to property that are either decorative, and/or protective.

We also have a Crooked Creek near my area of Arkansas and is known for small mouth bass and in some ares near its junction with the White River, trout.

Judy said...

As always I love those Texas gates :)))

Ron said...

Really like the first one!

georgettesullins said...

Thank you for pointing out the bridge...I would have missed it otherwise.

Deb said...

great shots....

Kathy said...

Crooked Creek sure has a beautiful ranch house!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

What a pretty trio of gates Tex! Loved them this fine Spring morning :)

Susan said...

Love the photos! Really pretty!

Becca said...

Love that last shot. I could just stand there and stare out into that field.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Ha, one of my neighbor still has Christmas decorations up. The crooked creek sign is very nice.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

*Gasp* My mom is gonna want that wheelbarrow for decoration at the farm... swing by, pick it up, & we'll see bout gettin it back here to Missourah! K?! LoL! =)

Changes in the wind said...

Love the first one...wish you could go in and take a few more:)

parker said...

Beautiful captures from a country drive!

bailey-road.com said...

Impressive entry statements!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

OM gosh- I want that first gate!

Buttons said...

Hey Tex I always love your gates. People in Texas really know how to present an entrance. Take care. B

Dianne said...

I'm lovin' Crooked Creek
I can see myself there

Furry Bottoms said...

I like that crooked creek area. It sure is pretty with the white house and all.

Jan n Jer said...

Love the wheelbarrow decor!

Cindy said...

I love looking at your gate shoots.
The wheel barrel is a nice touch.

barbara l. hale said...

Love that Crooked Creek! And it's a good thing that wheelbarrow is decorative since it seems to have a big hole in it. Nice group of fences!

Jo's World said...

Wonderful pics. Wheelbarrow is one of my favorite decorations, along with rakes, shovels, mowers,
and hoes!

Cheers,

Jo

Giga said...

Mnie się najbardziej podoba na pierwszym zdjęciu. Pozdrawiam.*** I like the most on the first photo. Yours.

Karen said...

Love the old tree in the second shot!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The Crooked Creek ranch looks like a place out of the midwest rather than Texas with it's non ranch style home. I like it.

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

I would love to see the rest of Crooked Creek, it looks beautiful!

islandwonder said...

The first one is gorgeous. Wish I had such a creek.

Inger said...

They really have some nice stuff in your neighborhood. Great pictures that make me want to have a gate too.

Gillian Olson said...

Great Gates, the wheelbarrow and the tree in that second shot seem to be about the same vintage.

Candy C. said...

Crooked Creek is just bee-you-ti-ful!! (sigh)

wayside wanderer said...

I like the way the roof on that first house pops.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

We had a wheelbarrow propped up against the fence for a long time....it was NOT a decoration and it has now been relocated.

Rohrerbot said...

I love the shot of the tree. Very interesting with all the knots in the bark. I'd love to have a creek running through the property, but I'll be okay with our fountain:)

Pricilla said...

I do hope you have a much more rain filled spring this year

FOREST SNAPPER said...

thats a great oak tree in the picture ,its seen a lot of years come and go!!

enjoy your day

Peter

Rose said...

I am glad you are not asking us to pick a favorite cause it would sure be hard to do...love the bendy road in the first, and love that wheel barrow and big tree in the second, and just flat out like the last one.

bon bon said...

looks like decorating is about all that wheelbarrow can do these days. pretty scenery in your parts! we're getting green here too! yippeeeee!!

c. Joy said...

The Rolling Oaks wheel barrow looks like it did some serious work in its day. Simple fence is my fav.

Carletta said...

In my world most creeks are crooked. :)
I keep looking at your gate posts and think I'd like one to enter my property. I'd need a name and maybe an old wheelbarrow. :)

Cher' Shots said...

I'd love to have a fenced in yard, just so I could have that feeling of owning an 'estate.' LOL ~ am I bad?
'love & hugs from afar'

Diane AZ said...

Great group of gates, love the name Crooked Creek!

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
I especially like the first, love the house too.

edenhills said...

I just love the ornate fences/gates you have down there.

Ian said...

I really like that gnarly old tree.

latebloomerbuds said...

The the view from the third one for sure. The first is just cute and I like the name! Margie

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Love the last simple one the best!
Great day to you :)
xo, misha

Paula said...

I just swept my Red Bud tree buds off my neighbor's car. Wish they didn't have junk by thier house so I could take a picture. Everything is budding and leafing out here.

Rita said...

That first place looks so well kept that I just wanted to wander right in and look at the creek and the beautiful land. :)

sharon said...

I wish I could see inside the first house. Looks intriguing.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one Theresa.

Gary said...

I like the last one, sort of understated!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Sally said...

Oh, I'd want to live at Crooked Creek (that is if I couldn't live at your place). LOL

Hope you're having a great day; I'm about to turn on the air condition here. :(

Rain said...

You can always make me smile Theresa-and I sure needed a smile today!!
~~Rain

ShySongbird said...

I like the last one best, very tranquil!

I've just looked through some of the posts I missed recently (it's so hard to keep up with all my favourite blogs!) and of course I love all the ones with your gorgeous dogs and also the cheerful little Whistling Ducks especially the photo where they are all ranged up a tree branch :-)

Montanagirl said...

Nice! I like the tree in that middle photo.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Cool gates! I like the ranch names, too.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I loved them all, but the serenity in the last photo has my vote!

I hope you've had a good day!!

Andrew said...

I somehow get the impression that living in Texas means new images like these will never run out...
X

eileeninmd said...

Nice series on the Texas gates. The first one is my favorite and I love the tree.

Beth said...

i love see through fences ... so you can see what is around the front yard & view the homeowner get to see. so decorative. (:

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, This is something that apparently ranchers take big pride in having. Have a wonderful evening tonight and a great day tomorrow!

momto8 said...

wow..fun pictures of the landscape!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I really like that last photo, very peaceful:@)

Michelle said...

I love the Crooked Creek gate!

Chatty Crone said...

Those are very fancy gates - look like they go to estates. sandie

Carole M. said...

great photos and yes I could see the barrow might've been a lost cause in action; great rustic decoration though

Dar said...

You live in lovely country. I adore the curved drives as well as the gateways. Have a weekend of adventure.
BlessYourHeart

Laura said...

Just beautiful!

Randy said...

These are great.

Donna said...

Great character in these country gates!

SweetMarie said...

Nice gates! I really like the first one with the creek...nice.

Elaine said...

Texans do know how to build nice fences and gates. Lovely series!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Yup, you can definitely see through the bottom of that wheelbarrow!

Feather in the Fence

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

These are all great, but that first place is really special. Love the glimpse of the bridge and love the name "Crooked Creek"!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great series of shots, love "Crooked Creek"

Linda R said...

Your Gate-O-Rama shots look great..

Linda said...

What a great series of shots! I think I like the Crooked Creek one best...they are all very nice! We don't get a lot of that kind of fencing here in Virginia - at least not in the eastern part!

Lindsjö taxar said...

You have a great mix of stories with landscape, wildness, your dogs and a great photographer therfore is it interesting to visit...have a nice weekend.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Goodness those are some fancy gates! I like the old wheelbarrow out front of that one home :)

Faye said...

Gate-o-rama? Aptly named post. The white house with red (tin?)roof in the first photo is an all time favorite combo. Your palate cleanser still showing green fields--that's encouraging.

James said...

Beautiful shots! I'll be in Grapevine Texas in May but I'll probably have to drive out to the country to see such nice gates.

pattisjarrett said...

That last one is idyllic.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh three beautiful places. I'd take any one of them!

Genie said...

Theresa...Each time you post these gates, they get better and better. It was hard, but I think I will have to go with the middle one. The wreaths are just so pretty. My question is....do the owner have a clicker in the car so they can open the gates remotely or do they have to get out...ugh. Hope you have a nice weekend....happy St. Patrick’s Day. genie

Nancy Claeys said...

I noticed the big hole in the bottom of that wheelbarrow -- :) Great captures of awesome Texas gate styles.

Roan said...

I want to live at Crooked Creek.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

crooked creak...i like that!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photos.

Regards and best wishes

Country Mouse Studio said...

Love the tree, such beautiful gates and very large ranches

heyBJK said...

Oh, I like Crooked Creek! Beautiful place! The tree at Rolling Oaks is very cool, though.

Marie said...

Awesome Texas Fences as usual, Teresa! I love traveling around, finding interesting fences and other things. Your TX scenery is great.

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