Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Texas Ranch

On a barn/fence photo drive in early February, I came across this place.
 An entrance not unlike many other ranches in this area, except for maybe the speed limit sign.
As I continued my drive, I did find it unique to see the entire length of the fencing lined with these reeds/bamboo plants.
 Hmmm.  A ranch with privacy concerns...
Came along a side entrance and saw more buildings than are typical on a ranch here.  Also saw some shuttle buses parked off to one side.
I Googled this place, set in a rather remote area on a gravel road.  Seems it is an addiction recovery center.  I think if I ever needed to avail a place like this, I'd prefer this setting to a city clinic, too.

Linking to Friday's Fences

115 comments:

Clint Baker said...

So beautiful! And why are they so small down there, lol!

Gail said...

Fresh country air and no one can hear the screams.

Paula said...

Humm Interesting. Glad you found out what is behind all that foliage.

Sandra said...

this looks like a wonderful place to rehab/recover. me to, no city places for me and a great idea for the privacy thing. i wonder where the burning tree name came from.

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

Beautiful place, but what's with the shuttle bus?

Lynne said...

I wonder about the name too . . . great setting and trees . . .

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

You're a very good gum shoe! I think an addiction recovery out in the boondocks is a very good idea. Can't just walk out the gate and down to the closest corner for your addiction of choice. (I started to say drug of choice but there are more than drug/alcohol addictions.)The bamboo is a very good barrier for prying eyes. I'm betting that famous people frequent this establishment.

sweetdaysundertheoaks said...

Very interesting Tex! You just never know....

Sharon said...

I thought there might be a connection to drugs...

Looks like a nice place!

MarmePurl said...

Here's to hoping all that beauty and peacefulness give the temporary residents the will they need.

NitWit1 said...

Recovery is often linked with some solitude for introspection and the withdrawal process.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Have you ever thought about starting up your own ,as a private eye. Thats one long hedge to cut.


Peter.

c. Joy said...

Burning Tree? The bamboo is a bit creepy to me, but then I expect mesquite along Texas fence lines.

DJan said...

It's an interesting place. I think you are a pretty good girl detective! :-)

Isn't Google amazing?

Michaele said...

I could get addicted to that place.

Jan n Jer said...

I agree with you...this looks like a great place to recover from whatever!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That is one expensive fence. But I guess it wouldn't require much maintenance. Yes, I do think I have some fence envy.

Tanya said...

ahhhh ok....i was thinking the entrance seemed rather commercial! the speed limit reminds me of a pretty piece of property that was near our house in georgia...it had a beautiful park like yard with the most photogenic barn and a speed limit on their road in lol...i always thought the speed limit sign was so strange!

Judy said...

You find the neatest things T...I would choose this too only I hope I never have to :)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Now that's a cool gate/driveway.

Linda said...

What a beautiful place. If I ever needed an addiction recovery place, this would be the kind of place I'd want to go to.

Changes in the wind said...

That orange sure stands out.....

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

A beautiful place to recover indeed!

rkbsnana said...

Well the last pic/comment answered my question as to why the bamboo.

bailey-road.com said...

It's a beautiful place!

parker said...

Peaceful looking place for recovering or just getting away for some quiet R&R.

Farm Girl said...

Wow, really? Well, I am with you, I would rather be there than some place stuck in a room.
Maybe they let them chop weeds. I have found that is the best cure for everything.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

A beautiful place to recover.

edenhills said...

Well that explains the privacy. It would be a good setting to overcome addiction I think.

bj said...

Fancy ranch entrance...beautiful. I LOVE their trees along their fence line.

Hilary said...

Looks like fine surroundings for recovery. Good sleuthing!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The bamboo provides a quick and effective visual barrier. So I was thinking you had stumbled upon a nudist colony ranch. But it wasn't so. Keep looking. (;^)

Rose said...

Oh, I would much rather be there...I actually think it would be better for a person. Kind of let your mind unwind and maybe think about things.

Furry Bottoms said...

Sometimes the city is what gets you into places you need to recover from, and the country is the solution to that. Away from the stressors of peer pressure, drugs on every corner, alcohol not as within reach as it would be in a city. Out here, they can truly be touched by the air and sunshine. I can see why its a good place for it.

Ian said...

I figured that it must be government run just due to the probable humongous cost of that fence. Nice gate!

Jill said...

I couldn't agree more! It's lovely!

Ian said...

I figured that it must be government run just due to the probable humongous cost of that fence. Nice gate!

Charade said...

Whenever I pass a place with this much non-wire fencing, I wish I had been a fencing contractor.

Texan said...

Interesting find! ;o)

Nancy said...

Looks like a perfect setting to get well and healthy....

Sylvia K said...

It is a lovely, private place and looks like a wonderful place for a rehab center!! Great shots as always!

Sylvia

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

'Burning Tree' is quite snazzy with the concrete driveway and fancy red fence!

Deb said...

maybe the 1st one has teenagers...could be reason for speed sign....a nice place for a rehab...

don said...

That's a great looking entrance with lamps no less.
I'm glad you discovered the purpose of this beautiful place. Fine series!

Sally said...

Wow! You find the most unusual places. Yep, I'd go there if I had to, God forbid. :)

heyBJK said...

I like the flags on either side of the gate. And the fence itself is cool, especially along the road. I guess being out in the middle of nowhere is the best place to recover. You can't exactly walk to 7-Eleven for a 40 ounce. :-)

Fjällripan said...

It looks very beautiful and so many threes planted! :)

Gillian Olson said...

What a lovely setting, got to be condusive to recovery. I agree way better than in the centre of the city.

Joop Zand said...

Good shots with a nice depth,
it's very nice overthere.

greetings, Joop

Chatty Crone said...

It looks very nice and I agree I would love to go there is I needed treatment too! sandie

wayside wanderer said...

I could work up a few addictions quite easily if I thought I could go somewhere like that! I love how tidy and lush it looks, and of course, that fondness for red I have. Seems like a very soothing and healing atmosphere.

Robin said...

T, looks like a nice serene place. Lovely and green!

Liesl said...

Cool entrance gate! I think it is a great place for rehab,out in the country.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It looks like a good place -- Did you check to see if the fence had electric current running through it? ;-)

Giga said...

Jak ktoś chce prywatności, to niech sobie sadzi bambus . Pozdrawiam.*** Wenn jemand will, Privatsphäre, dann sollen sie gepflanzt Bambus. Yours.

Marie said...

Oh, I really like this entrance! It has lights on either side for nighttime help, the speed limit sign and the flags to make it really unique. The fence is great too. Glad you found out it is an addiction recovery center. It would be the perfect spot to get yourself together again!

Val said...

Interesting....

Mom of M&Ms said...

I am agreement with you... and aren't you the little investigator.LOL You may be able to rule the world from Google and a little sleuthing.

Ellie said...

What an attractive place - if recovery is what is needed that looks a good place to do it.

Tammy said...

Looks like an interesting place. glad to were able to find out what was behind all the secrecy....

Pricilla said...

beautiful!

Margaret said...

Love the red long line of the fence.

Eva Ason said...

This is a beautiful entrance! Great photos.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely countryside, with a long fence. Beautiful photos.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very nice entrances to these ranches and glad that you looked up what was going on behind the bamboos screens. It could be that famous people also have visited there, and they require more privacy, but then again if I ever had a problem and needed some place like that, I too would seek privacy~

Janice@GypsyFarmGirl said...

If I ever had to go...it would Country over City for sure!

Montanagirl said...

Lovely place!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images... the forth one looks like trhe roads over here... pot holes everywhere the cause so much damage.. xx

Mama Zen said...

Well, I knew I hadn't ever seen a ranch with a speed limit sign!

Rita said...

Speed limit sign--interesting.
Maybe they really need the privacy because some famous people come there and it's to keep the paparazzi from getting pictures of the clientele? Did you feel like the paparazzi? LOL! ;)

Honest Abe said...

Hard to even imagine finding a place like this even if you are looking for it.

I do like the bamboo fence though. I bought some clump bamboo three years ago and planted it in three clumps. So far it has stayed alive but has yet to shoot up to the promised 10 feet.

Since I was hacked I had to give up my old user name and the blogs that went with it.

So this is the new birds blog and I hope you can come visit. Birds Birds Birds and Birds

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Hence the Bamboo plantings. At first I was thinking that maybe the ranch owner wanted to grow Bamboo timber for flooring or possibly fishing rods and garden support poles. Who knew? Now likely just for that privacy factor you mentioned. Have a good day and a most pleasant evening!

Susan said...

Some of your comments have to make you laugh. Looks like a beautiful place but I hoping I never need something like that, unless pulling your hair out from a puppy classifies as a addiction.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

hmmm, festive entrance =)

Julie G. said...

Looks like a nice place for recovery. Good detective work!

Michelle Renee said...

What an interesting place for a rehab clinic. I like all the bamboo...I wouldn't mind having some here.

SweetMarie said...

What a beautiful place for anything! Love all the bamboo, it's makes for a great privacy screen. Miss Detective when do you start your Private Eye business? :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Wow, it looks like you took these on such a beautiful day.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a beautiful spot!
Your rain dance worked, we've had rain today!
Greetings from Cottage Country!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love these photos! Just ran across your blog and so happy I did. Always great to meet a fellow Texan ~ :-) I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you.

Stop by and say hi when you can!

Pat

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

You never know what you will run up on out in the country. It makes sense to me to put a recovery place out in a quiet relaxing environment.

Carletta said...

It would probably be an expensive place to 'get right' but wow, it sure is a lovely place.
Love the long lines of fence and greenery!
Just noticed Gail's comment at the left - too funny!

Barb said...

I was flummoxed by the bamboo in TX! Glad nothing more clandestine is going on.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Wow...not a bad place to recover from what ever ails you. I agree ...if I had to recover from something this was the place I'd want to be! Hope your day was a good one.
Maura :)

Beth said...

what caught my attention was the texas flag. so pretty. (:

Kathy said...

They're keeping the celebrity sightings down to a minimum!

Steve Gravano said...

That's a lot of bamboo! Here on Long Island, some towns are outlawing Bamboo, they say it's invasive. I think people are just mad they can't see what's behind the thick growth;)

SouthCoast Guy said...

and I thought you were going to say it was a nudist colony....not even close!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm ready! (I'll have to think up an addiction to recover from first...maybe blogging?)...... the speed limit sign didn't make any sense at all at first, but did by the end. Nice find!

Debbie said...

Interesting, private and beautiful!! Now I just need an addiction other then photography!!!

Michelle said...

Love that red!

Margie said...

Okay, so I didn't read all ninety some comments, but Gail's cracked me up! Fresh country air and no one can hear the screams!

Candy C. said...

Wow, pretty snazzy! Love the bamboo "privacy fence!" I'm glad you were able to shed some light on what the place is!

Cat said...

Crazy what you can learn on Google. You know somethings up when there is a speed limit sign on the driveway!

Charlotte said...

One could go there to recover from "exhaustion"; very relaxing and tranquil.

Angela said...

That looks like a nice play to go to too! Love the flags at the entrance. Glad you found out what it was too!

Liz said...

WOW! A nice setting for a rehab centre. Great barnage and fencery here! Excellent detective work... I do a bit of that myself as I like to know what Iv'e captured and the history if there is any.

Thanks for your lovely comments... you never fail to bring a smile to my face and often a chuckle. Thanks Theresa.

Kerry said...

OK, that makes sense: a recovery center. I thought that looked a bit fancy for a ranch!

Rohrerbot said...

Extremely interesting. I like how they use these plants to give privacy to the side property. It's well done. The question is....does anyone famous come here? Looks pretty nice:)

SquirrelQueen said...

That place would be a lot more relaxing than anything a city could offer. I also wonder about how they came up with the name.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Looks very beautiful. But it seems to be a private recovery centre...we have the mostof them from the government

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful ranch and would be a pretty setting for rehabbing. I like the bamboo too, but I heard it spreads like weeds. Wonderful photos, have a great weekend!

Linda said...

Glad you found out what the place was used for...I was wondering if it was for some illegal purpose! Nice fence, but the speed limit sign was really interesting! Great shots today!

Paula said...

Wow~ how gorgeous! And I'll bet it's pretty at night with the lights on, too.

Joe Todd said...

I thought I saw a celebrity behing that one bush..LOL..Great post

Faye said...

Now we know where to go to kick the habit! From the sounds of what a lot of people are says about chronic coughing, bronchitis, allergies, etc. this winter and spring we all may need some help in giving up our OTCs. The front entrance is very "Texas" for sure. And now you know why they may need a speed sign.

CameraCruise said...

What a beautiful place.
Agree with you, looks like a great place to recover.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Boy would i love to own that place !!!! thanks for sharing

Clytie said...

I'm just curious as to how they came up with the name ... I sense a story here somewhere!

Dianne said...

I'd like to recover from life there!
beautiful place, and so big

Nancy said...

Love the red. Love it, Love it.

Roan said...

I thought perhaps you found a celebrity's hideaway. Love the bamboo lined fence.

pattisjarrett said...

I wondered about the speed limit sign, thought maybe they had teenage drivers. ;) Quite a sleuth you are!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

that bamboo grows thick...and sure makes for a good wind barrier...

nice place for a peaceful...recovery...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

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