Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fences

Just a few scenes from a country drive way back in early February...
 If I went back to this little country lane right now, it would be walls of green.
 I like the mix of scrub pines, gnarly branches and wire fences.
 Sticks and leaves and fences.
 And some gnarly exposed roots.
And a mistletoe infested tree with a big ol' burl on its trunk.

Just some random photos for Friday's Fences. Can't feed you ranch gates every week...

107 comments:

Buttons said...

Now that is my kind of place. Awesome. B

DJan said...

Sure does look DRY there! I know you have been having a drought, and these pictures show a definite lack of moisture.

Deb said...

I bet that road would be a tunnel of green now. I love when the trees grow together over a country road.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a cool tree. I never would've known that was mistletoe up there. Guess it's a kissing tree ;-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love those old trees.

Sandra said...

i like the walls of leafless branches better than i would walls of green, beautiful shot. and that last tree is awesome.

c. Joy said...

Wish I was out driving around today. Love the mistletoe in the top of the tree. Your first shot reminds me of the road to my mom's house. Nice.

Dianne said...

I love that tree
I feel I stoop a lot like that and I don't have any mistletoe weighing me down :)

Farm Girl said...

Wow that looks so much like my Dad's place. One of the things I love about getting there is driving down the road through trees that grow like that.
I love going through tunnels of green.
I enjoy your trips.

Ginger said...

Really love these shots! Love all the twists and turns to trees. Beautiful!

Comment1 said...

I love all things gnarly! Aside from toenails and stuff. Love that first vista!

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

Reminds me of a few roads I've been down before...a lonnng time ago!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

gnarly, you said gnarly! heheheee

poor ol tree, humpback tree =0

Mom of M&Ms said...

that burlwooded tree is AWESOME!!!!! love your shots..

Judy @ daily yarns said...

That is an awesome tree.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

A very nice drive!

Jill said...

My favorite places to drive and walk are tree laden places.

parker said...

Nothing like the backroads, they take me home!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Several see the woman's face in the lace that you pointed out, but I'm just not seeing it... maybe I captured 2 ghosts! heheheee

Jan n Jer said...

Nice drive through the country...I enjoyed it! I would love to see that mistletoe close up!

rainfield61 said...

Drive and snap, snap and drive...

RoeH said...

I'm coming to finish reading my book. Right under that tree.

Michael said...

"Sit in that six-lane backed up traffic
Horns are honking, I've about had it
I'm looking for an exit sign
Gotta get out of here, get it all off my mind
And like a memory from your grandpa's attic
A song comes slippin' through the radio static
Changing my mood
A little George Strait 1982

And it makes me wanna take a back road
Makes me wanna take the long way home
Put a little gravel in my travel
Unwind, unravel all night long
Makes me wanna grab my honey
Tear down some two-lane country
Who knows
Get lost and get right with my soul
Makes me wanna take
Makes me wanna take a back road."

lyrics, Rodney Atkins

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

This is something I love to do, pick a road I've never driven and go! Cool!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I love the first photo, looking down that country road!

holdingmoments said...

That sure is a lot of mistletoe on that ol' tree.

Rita said...

Love the leaning tree! The wilder areas are nice to see. :)

Kathy said...

Wonder how many miles of barbed wire fence there are in Texas?

Nancy said...

I love country drives and this one does not disappoint....

Paula said...

Trees, fences, country roads, all are great. Keep 'em coming.

EG CameraGirl said...

Early February! That's pretty much what it looks like here now. :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Fortunately for us, I seldom have seen any Mistletoe here in TN. Your pictures of that country road are quite interesting. Brings back memories of my days in N.E. TX. Have a wonderful day!

Bob Bushell said...

Well, you have a couple of trees, lol.

BlueShell said...

I like those fences but I LOVE THAT TREE!!!

Kisses, BShell

Furry Bottoms said...

I love old gnarly trees with deep growing roots. They're so fascinating!!

Betty Manousos said...

what a nice drive through wonderful areas. i've gotta say it was great!

thanks for taking us along.

xo

SweetMarie said...

The first photo is my favorite! All the photos are great! We have a little mistletoe in our big Oak tree.

Rose said...

I LOVEEEE that tree!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

It could be England with the oaks, fences, and mistletoe ;) Lovely shots XOL

Sylvia K said...

Great captures as always! I do love that BIG tree and the burl and mistletoe! Not something we see here in the NW! Have a good day!

bailey-road.com said...

I love tree-lined roads. The old tree in the last shot is awesome.

Snapper II said...

I like them all.
But the last two, "trees got character" LOL

pattisjarrett said...

I'd like to walk/bike/drive that country lane, so inviting. Enjoyed the scenery, too. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Theresa, I love winter --but now that the trees are full of new leaves, I will say that Spring is more beautiful... Thank Goodness for our seasons... That keeps life interesting, doesn't it???

Love that old mistletoe infested tree!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

Nice! Love that tree in the last photo.

Karen said...

Great tree shots! Love the "kissing" tree.

Honest Abe said...

I like the oak. I giess it is an oak tree. I wonder why it i leaning to the left? Perhaps it is a prevailing wind directon?

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
Love the tree in the last one.
Love to drive along country roads.

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful photos! I love the road and the roots.

Robin said...

T, what a great drive that was. Like you said it would be really nice now! I love that big old tree!

Deb said...

take me home country road...remember the Glenn Campbell song....to the place where I belong...awesome photos...

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Theresa,
Nice shots!! The last two are very special with the roots of the tree and all various forms of the tree.

Much greetings,
Marco

Martha Z said...

Nice to see the world turning green. I hope you get enough rain this year to keep it green.

Susan said...

Beautiful Theresa!

Tiago Braga said...

love the last photo, really good! well done

Barb said...

I like back roads scenery the best.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I like the tree roots and the big burl on the tree. I like taking those kinds of pictures too.

edenhills said...

They might not be ranch gates, but they are still great pictures!

Betty Roan said...

Scenic route. I bet it looks even better all green. Cool tree! It looks like it has grown up and to the side to counterbalance itself.

Tracy said...

Tex, I really like the lane...so pretty! Reminds me of Robert Frost's poem, the path less traveled!

Ellie said...

I love tree lined road - makes me want to travel down them to see where they go!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I took an alternate way home this afternoon, and your pictures could have been mine--I love driving down roads like this!

Hope you're doing well, and enjoying your Thursday!

Jenny Woolf said...

Sometimes mistletoe can get so huge. I saw a tree recently that seemed to be full of it. I wonder how the tree survived!

Andrew said...

This could just be down the road from me.

joo said...

Lovely view:)

Denise said...

One of my favorite things to do, a Sunday drive. Yours looked wonderful. Great photos!

Annette said...

I love that first shot. What a beautiful road!

troutbirder said...

Always wondering what's around the next bend. Something equally interesting. Though I was also trying to remember what Robert Frost wrote about fences.....:)

Carole M. said...

lovely drive and photos; a shame though to see the mistletoe made for the demise of the lovely old tree

Ebie said...

I like to drive to the end of the road. Nice trees!

Beth said...

looks like such a great place to take a walk. a place to be quiet & relax. (:

latebloomerbuds said...

Random works! And you and those gnarly trees! (-; Margie

Lois Evensen said...

It's amazing how those trees manage to survive, especially the one with the roots hanging out of the side of the hill.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots from the road and of the fences. the last one is my favorite. I love that big old tree.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots from the road and of the fences. the last one is my favorite. I love that big old tree.

Carletta said...

I love roads like your first shot. I like just slowly meandering down taking in the sights even if it is just trees and fences. A peaceful solitude.
Great shots!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Love the pics...especially the road...it makes me want to head down it to discover the adventures it holds

Kim, USA said...

Great view. I like the fence on the last photo. I think that fence is made of iron. ^_^

Friday Fences

Michelle said...

I love that big burl. Would make a great bowl....

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely scenes, and of course that tree is awesome.

Mike said...

Reminds me of Hobbins Pike in TN. It's a regular 2-lane road, not a lane, but in the Spring and Summer the trees on both sides join in the middle of the road and form a green canopy. Pretty cool to drive under.

Candy C. said...

Love the country lane and ESPECIALLY love the old gnarly tree!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

My very first thought was, you need to capture the road in that first pic every season! Actually, I'd really like to choose something interesting (like that pic)and do it monthly:@)

Magia da Inês said...

Fotografias preciosas.
Beijinhos.
Brasil
º°❤.✿°º╮

Fjällripan said...

Like that three! It must be pretty old! :)

Larry Ostby said...

I like roads like the one you showed us, they have real character. Gotta love that tree :)

Pam said...

Thanks for the lovely country scenes, T.

Debbie said...

i think you adore the word "gnarly"!! and i love the last line!!

Saun said...

Nice shots love your header :)

Cheryl said...

These are really beautiful. I especially like the first one. There's something so appealing about a country road.

Tammy said...

Looks like a great place for a drive! I love the feel of the first photo, it seems like you are away from everything!

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are some great looking old gnarly trees. I would love to take a walk down that road.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Great pics.

Marie said...

I love this drive through the Texas countryside, and the trees, and gnarled roots and branches and fences are wonderful!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Green must be all over now.
Costas

Rohrerbot said...

I like that road. A LOT. I think I would drive it any chance I could get:)

heyBJK said...

Love the view in the first photo! It makes you want to follow the road. The tree in the last shot is really nice!

Linda said...

That first one could be a header for my blog! Love the trip down the road...

Eva Ason said...

Nice pictures, you seem to live in a very interesting place with all this country side around you :) Love it!
Have a great weekend!

Hugs
Eva

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

So glad the leaves are popping out for spring...I think January and February are just the dreariest months!

imhkki said...

beautiful captures

Liz said...

Such beautiful scenery. I love that first shot!!
Will you be going back to give us a Spring view of the same spot?

Pat Tillett said...

Just the kind of place I like to explore. I love that big old tree in the last photo best.

Bridget Larsen said...

wow lots of comments to scroll down too lol. love your forest photos, cant see much of the fence but who cares lol
Bridget #50

georgettesullins said...

Love the one of the roots exposed, just hanging in there.

Chatty Crone said...

I sure did enjoy that drive down that pretty road with you. sandie

Linda said...

The burl on that leaning tree makes it look as if it's packed a knapsack and is running away from home.

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